PhD Application WBS

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PhD Application WBS by Mind Map: PhD Application WBS

1. Universities and Programs

1.1. Selection Criteria

1.1.1. Cost of Living in Area

1.1.2. Faculty / research interest match

1.1.3. University Rating

1.1.4. Program Rating

1.1.5. Financing Options

1.1.6. Location and Climate

1.2. Long list (20-25)

1.3. Short List (5-15)

1.4. Competition among universities

2. Financial Support

2.1. Funding components

2.1.1. Tuition waiver

2.1.2. Employment opportunities

2.1.3. Stipend

2.1.4. On-campus living proposal

2.2. From University

2.3. From local government

2.4. From US funds and programs

2.5. From employer

3. Exams

3.1. GMAT

3.1.1. Minimum required score

3.1.2. Target score

3.1.3. Exam appointment

3.1.4. Preparation

3.1.5. Exam day

3.1.6. Result submission

3.1.6.1. Entering institutions on exam day

3.1.6.2. Adding institutions later

3.2. TOEFL

3.2.1. Minimum required score

3.2.2. Target score

3.2.3. Exam appointment

3.2.4. Preparation

3.2.5. Exam day

3.2.6. Result submission

3.2.6.1. Entering institutions on exam day

3.2.6.2. Adding institutions later

4. Essays

4.1. Main Questions

4.1.1. How do you plan to use your education

4.1.2. Why are you a good candidate

4.1.3. Why did you select this university

4.1.4. What is your study interest

4.2. Statement of Purpose

4.2.1. Contents

4.2.2. Style

4.2.3. Mistakes

4.3. Personal History

4.3.1. Academic history

4.3.2. Work history

4.3.3. Achievements and Awards

4.3.4. Social and community work

5. Application

5.1. Personal and Contact Information

5.2. Employment history and CV

5.3. Academic background and Transcripts

5.4. Test Results

5.5. Essays

5.6. Financial Support

5.7. Recommendations

5.8. Application fee payment

6. Recommendations

6.1. Potential reccomendation providers

6.1.1. Professors

6.1.2. Employers

6.1.3. Partners

6.1.4. Bad recommenders

6.2. Asking for reccomendation

6.2.1. Access Right Waiver

6.2.2. Initial conversation

6.2.3. Materials to provide

6.2.4. Reminders

6.2.5. Letter of gratitude

6.3. Preparation materials

6.3.1. Sample recommendations in Local and Eng languages

6.3.2. CV excerpts for each provider

7. Documents

7.1. Academic CV

7.2. Undergrad diploma

7.3. Grad diploma

7.4. Undergrad transcript

7.5. Grad transctipt