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Is anyone applying to the European PhDs? [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2005, 03:06
Hello,

I just wonder if anyone is applying to London Business School or other European b-schools for a PhD? I have applied to LBS, and going to apply to 4 other British universities this week. Anybody in the same boat?

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 [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2005, 12:02
No replies ! :-D

Well I applied to LBS and Insead last year, couldn't do couple of more because of some rules of those univs regarding paper submission etc. European univs (except LBS and Insead) are not patterned after US Schools and therefore applying there is a very different ballgame. Please do write what you are experiencing !
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2005, 04:03
You are right. Applying to UK PhD programmes is quite different. First, you have to find the right professor who could be your supervisor once you get admitted. So the first thing I did I contacted several professors at different universities who had similar interests to mine. Out of 6, three were ready to consider me. :?

Then the worst thing comes - finding a research topic and writing a research proposal. You have to know all about the field even before you apply! If you don't, then the only way to go is to read all the articles in all relevant research journals. I knew the area quite well already, so I just had to choose the topic and read all that was written on it. I did it. But then I realized that it's not so easy to find the topic that will look at issues that haven't been investigated by other researchers before. The topic has to bring something new to the field! So, after three months of reading and writing, and sending what I wrote to my former supervisor and future potential supervisors, I realized that I have to move in a different direction, and write a new research proposal (thanks to their advice!). :shock: I hope I will finish by the end of next week, and finally apply.

That how it goes for those applying to British universities. I am not complaining, by no mean! Just telling the story.... :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2005, 13:19
I am applying to ERIM.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2005, 11:21
It's in the Netherlands, right? Is the application process closer to the UK or American style? I mean research topic/proposal, etc.?
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2005, 03:14
The main difference is that they take PhDs to particular projects. And one needs to provide motivation/proposal etc. on his interest in the project.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2005, 03:30
Then it will be easier for you. Just justify the motivational part and write the proporal in line with their project.

Good luck!!! :-D
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applying to U.K. programs [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2005, 17:40
I am still in the stage of researching the programs to narrow down my list. My current list is Univ. of Manchester, Warwick, Lancaster Univ., Aston, Bradford. Being extremely naive, I thought that I could write my proposal during spring break. After spending a very frustrating week reviewing articles, I am no further along.

I am trying to decide if I should just write a proposal that I beleive would be accepted, or if I should stick to my guns and find something acceptable AND that I will enjoy. My new target is the end of April.

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Re: Is anyone applying to the European PhDs? [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2014, 23:11
yeah i am applied ERIM in last year.
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Re: Is anyone applying to the European PhDs? [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2014, 17:18
I know a person with PhD from Australian school. Admission to the PhD programs in UK seems very similar to the ones in Australia. Admission to the Programs in the US look easier since hardly any require proposal prior to starting the program.
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Re: Is anyone applying to the European PhDs? [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2014, 23:08
Hello All,

I am planning to apply for Phd in Supply Chain Management at HEC Paris,Insead and ERIM in netherlands . Can anyone comment on the min. GMAT score ...
Re: Is anyone applying to the European PhDs?   [#permalink] 22 Jun 2014, 23:08
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