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Athanasius

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  • Application Season
    2020 Fall
  • Program
    New Testament (PhD)

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  1. Congratulations!! You have some great options. Well done!
  2. So sorry to hear about folks who didn't get in to their top choices, or, for some, any choices. Remember that a rejection doesn't reflect your potential or intellect. A couple of notes for encouragement: I did my first masters at a TT school in the US; the Ph.D. program there is notoriously difficult to get into. A sort of true legend floated around there when I was attending. One student who graduated not long before I started was rejected outright from their PhD program in NT. He waited another year and applied again. He was accepted without funding and turned it down. He applied the thir
  3. Thank you for the response and congratulations! I am finishing up my app for Cambridge at the moment. I know that I missed the funding deadline, but I am going to take my chances with outside funding if I get in. I just wonder whether or not applying after the funding deadline decreases my chances for admission? Edit: did you interview?
  4. Anyone applying to Oxford for New Testament? I saw some results posted but I have no idea whether those apps were for a different subject area than mine. I'm pretty sure Oxford doesn't do interviews. Can anyone confirm or this?
  5. Hello All, I recently submitted a few applications (Phd, New Testament). My writing sample is fairly strong, I think. However, after I submitted it I noticed a few mistakes (a couple typos and repeated words) in the footnotes. I suppose that I left a few redundancies while I was reformatting the paper for submission. Does anyone know if admissions committees usually pay terribly close attention to footnotes or if they are forgiving in this area? Many thanks in advance.
  6. Does anyone have an informed perspective on PhD/DPhil expectations in the UK? I'm an American, but Oxford is my first choice (with funding). Is there any indication that supply and/or demand with wane in the UK or Europe?
  7. I know this thread is a bit old, but I've wrestled with this question for some years. I now have PhD apps coming up and have decided to apply to Oxbridge and about 5 R1 US schools. A few things: 1. There seems to be a good bit of snobbery to look our for on both sides of the Atlantic. Some brits--like one Prof from Cambridge recently told me--are suspicious of many American programs while many American Profs with American PhDs will look down on anything not American. 2. While xypathos is certainly correct that some folks go to Aberdeen--which is a notch of so below Oxbridge--because it'
  8. This is Great! Thank you for that. Reading through these right now. All the best to you as well! :)
  9. Hello all, I plan on applying to NT PhD programs this upcoming fall season. I'm a bit in the dark on the SOP. Of course, schools usually give a broad description of what they expect. But, does anyone have pointed advice for--or links to examples of--successful SOPs? If it helps, I plan on applying to Duke (Phd and ThD), PTS, Emory, Harvard, Oxford, and Cambridge. Many thanks!
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