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    2020 Fall
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    Ecology, Evolutionary Biology

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  1. Congratulations!!! From what I've heard, you can wait with the next steps as you'll receive an email with directions within a few days. Application to unis is a separate process, so you can already get going with that. Good luck!
  2. I've reached out to a few current students on LinkedIn and already one is willing to have a video call to answer my questions, so that seems to work in case others have the same issue . I feel like it's very uncommon to reach out to professors for advice on this in my university/country, but maybe I'll try that as well. Thank you for the advice!
  3. I don't have an answer but the answer to your second question probably depends on the deadline awarded candidates have for accepting/declining the scholarship. Maybe someone who has received an award letter can tell you the deadline they've been given. I hope you get it!
  4. Hi! Today it's 5 months since I handed in my application 😅 Good luck to those who are still waiting like me! Has anyone from the Netherlands (or nearby) heard anything yet?
  5. I'm European and have been admitted to three master programs at good/great universities in other continental european countries. I have to make my decision soon and I feel like I have a good picture of the fit of the programmes and their faculty to my research interests,of student life in these places, and of the overall reputation of the university. However, as a foreign student and someone with no substantial network within my field yet, I have a very hard time assessing how these universities are known in my field and what their strengths and weaknesses are in it. Sorry if this is a ba
  6. I contacted my local office (NL) and they expect to receive results within two weeks (Master studies all disciplines)
  7. No news for me yet (All Disciplines from the Netherlands)
  8. Paper copies received means (as far as I know) that they have received all the necessary documentation from you (online or by mail). The changed funding end date apparently is a good sign, implying that you will receive funding (not necessarily only for the first year but funding is confirmed yearly). I only know the second part from what others here have said so take it with several grains of salt.
  9. Hi Lilolello! I'm quite sure applicants from the Netherlands for the all disciplines master scholarship don't have to do an interview as I did not receive an invitation for an interview either. This thread can get a bit confusing because it concerns scholarships for masters and PhD in various disciplines and DAAD regions, which all have different procedures. No need to worry yet, and best of luck!
  10. Hi! From which country are you applying? I'm in the Netherlands and haven't heard anything yet either. I did receive a message with confirmation of my application in January, which said the selection meeting would be in March and the results available within three weeks after the meeting. I'm assuming this means I'll know at the latest on the 21st of April. Good luck!
  11. Hi! I'm not applying from France but we might be on similar timelines as I'm applying from the Netherlands and for the same scholarship. I don't have results yet. My deadline was December 1st and my status has been Paper Copies Received for a while now. Good luck!
  12. Hi! Would anyone be willing to take a look at my SoP for a master's program in Evolution, Ecology and Systematics? I'd be more than happy to return the favour!
  13. Hi everyone! I'm applying to master's scholarship for all disciplines (out of Western Europe). I just received the notice 'paper copies received', together with the message that my application is complete and will be considered in the selection proces. Fingers crossed!
  14. Hi everyone! This is my first time looking for help here, so thank you in advance! I hope applications are going well for everyone who is busy with them at the moment My question is this: how important is a marine-specific degree when applying to marine focused PhD programs/jobs? And related: how common/difficult is it to switch from a marine-specific master's program to a terrestrial-focused PhD program/job? I am currently in the final year of an undergraduate program in ecology and nature conservation (EU university), and I am applying to master's degrees. I have been focusi
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