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Zelinusa

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    Optics & Photonics, Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum photonics, Lasers.
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  1. Yes, research masters also exist in Australia at the universities you mentioned (MPhil and MRes etc). For research based masters positions, it is all about the professors. If you have a professor's backing/funding to enter a MS program (MASc, MPhil, MRes etc.), your chances of admission are very high. From my experience, professors care more about how you fit into their research group skills/experience-wise (as long as you are above the GPA/IELTS cut-offs). As for Canada, again, it is all about the professors. I suggest doing a sweep of Canadian universities, identifying professors you woul
  2. Hi there. I have applied to many of the photonics based programs you listed. My interests also lie in photonics and condensed matter physics. I think you have a strong profile. I don't have much experience with applying to US universities so I am not going to comment on them, although I still feel your profile is competitive for many of them. Funding though is another matter. I will focus on the EU/Canadian programs. I wouldn't worry about the GPA (I think it is good enough. I got into many of these programs with a similar profile/GPA). I think it would also depend on if you are l
  3. I am also not sure how these things work as I am fresh out of my B.Sc. program (this position is for a research masters, if that makes a difference). Interesting to learn that changing projects is the norm, it indeed seems like it wouldn't hurt to ask before arriving I guess. Thanks for your input!
  4. I recently applied for a research based degree and I have indeed been offered admission (with funding), scheduled to start this fall. Prior to my acceptance, I had an interview with my prospective advisor and we both seemed to have similar interests, so they recommended me for admission. Most of the funding is indeed coming from the supervisor rather than the department. The supervisor is a newly-hired assistant professor, just starting out and building up the group from scratch, so I didn't really have much information regarding the available projects and research directions they in
  5. Hello everyone, I have been having trouble lately matching my profile with potential MS ECE programs and would greatly appreciate it if anyone could help me with shortlisting potential MS programs to apply to. I aim to apply mostly to universities in Canada and Europe, basically anywhere but the US (as I won't be able to take the GRE in time). I am also mainly looking for research/thesis based degrees, and preferably RA/TA funded degrees. My profile: Undergrad: B.Sc. ECE from an unknown institution internationally, but known regionally and undoubtedly one of the best nati
  6. OK I see, so it depends on the school. Important to note. One last thing, my understanding is that MASc degrees in Canada (research based) are generally funded degrees, wherein the student gets a stipend and a tuition waiver while working as a TA/RA. Is this true for most Canadian Universities? Thanks for your time and insight!
  7. I see. So GPA is also a very important factor, more so than the other factors I mentioned. Good to know. I also wanted to know, is it expected that applicants reach out to professors they would be interested in working with prior to applying to the graduate school? As in they have to be accepted by a professor willing to supervise them first? Or does one just apply to the graduate school?
  8. Interesting post, thanks for sharing your perspective. So, from my understanding of your post, previous university ranking is a major factor in M.A.Sc admissions. What is the second most important factor in your opinion? GPA? Research papers/experience? Fit with professor's research/department research?
  9. Thanks for replying. Does that mean I effectively have 4 years to conduct research (research student 2 yrs + MS) ?
  10. Thanks for the reply. So you would suggest going for a PhD there instead? Why is the entrance exam seen as 'difficult' for non-Asian students? Is it in Japanese? Or do you mean it is relatively difficult to pass? Are the courses in English for your department? Or should the MS program be seen as a 'pure research' program as there are only a few English language courses? Also, are you there on the MONBUKAGAKUSHO:MEXT scholarship? Or via the IME program? Thanks once again for your reply and for your time.
  11. Hi everyone First post. I am senior EE undergrad student specialized in photonics, currently in the process of looking for graduate programs (mainly masters programs) to apply to next year. I recently came across the MONBUKAGAKUSHO:MEXT scholarship and am very interested in pursuing a masters degree from the University of Tokyo. My problem is that I can't find much information about the structure of the EE masters program at U.Tokyo online, or at least not in English. I have read somewhere (one of the few scraps of info I've come across) that it is very research based, with almost no ta
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