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antanon82

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    Massachussetts
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    Biomedical Sciences

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  1. antanon82

    2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Has anyone heard back from UMass Amherst Microbiology? There is only one "email interview" posted in the results section. I also emailed the grad admissions but have not received any replies...
  2. Yes, I am Canadian (naturalized citizen) but I have been living in the US for the past five years... Thanks for the info - it is getting extremely competitive to get into top programs that guarantee funding.
  3. antanon82

    Do international students get late decisions

    Thanks for the info...
  4. Can you please give me advice on how international students apply for funding in PhD programs in USA? I did go through websites of some schools, and some of them do indicate that they offer TAships, assistantships, and others. But for programs that require contact with potential advisors who are looking for graduate students before applying, do you need to indicate that you will be needing funding and expenses? I did apply to only one university this cycle (UMass Amherst), but I haven't heard back from any of those three programs I applied to, and am dreading rejections anyway. How do international students bring funds to work in labs? Sorry about my poorly worded post, thanks!
  5. antanon82

    Do international students get late decisions

    If you don't mind me asking - can you please tell me how will you be funded? Did you apply for any international scholarships? Thanks.
  6. I am in a similar situation as you are to a certain extent, except that I already have both undergraduate and masters degrees in biotechnology and cell biology from outside of USA (which is why I applied as an international student for fall 2019 cycle to three PhD programs at UMass Amherst). I had only one course in biostats and bioinformatics each during my masters. This year, I applied to only one university and haven’t heard back from any of those three programs I applied to. Planning to work on improving my gre scores, plus trying to see if I could do anything to enrich my experiences this summer - I plan to apply to programs other than microbiology such as computational biology. But I am barely finding anything as there’s limited opportunities for international students to intern anywhere in labs, and some of the summer courses are expensive. I’m sorry if I sounded too lengthy in your post here, but sometimes I feel lost.
  7. Wow I am in the same situation as you are. I also worked at a research institution for 5 years and now would like to pursue a PhD. I applied to only one university this time. If I get rejected I will need to look for more schools to apply for 2020, plus I was looking to see how I could enrich my career further this summer.
  8. I applied to only one university this year (UMass Amherst) and three programs (Chemistry, Microbiology and Mol. Bio). Since I have not received anything yet, I am not feeling optimistic anymore. Are there any summer courses or programs I could take to enrich my profile/cv? Any input would be appreciated. If there is anything similar to this topic I will delete this thread. Thanks...
  9. antanon82

    2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Any news from UMass Amherst Microbiology - anyone?
  10. antanon82

    2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Thanks for the info...
  11. antanon82

    2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    I applied to microbiology, MCB and Chemistry programs - UMASS Amherst. Has anyone heard back from any of these programs? I checked the results section and two people posted open house invites from MCB program.
  12. antanon82

    “Family friendly” schools?

    I wish to apply for the 2020 fall in any biological sciences program (PhD in microbiology or cell biology). However, I need advice as to how to look for grad schools that offer childcare, including information about affordability. I keep browsing through so many universities - I have two children and I will be relying heavily on resources while I’m busy with hectic coursework and others. I also couldn’t locate any relevant thread/topic here. If there is, can someone please provided the link so that I can delete this thread if needed? Thanks...
  13. antanon82

    GRE Biology - Study resources

    When have you taken the exam? Last April? If so how did you do?
  14. antanon82

    Biology GRE old test papers

    no problem, and happy studying
  15. antanon82

    Biology GRE old test papers

    http://mostafaworld.yolasite.com/resources/Biology.pdf When I was practicing I was only able to find this one online. If you are looking for more there's Kaplan GRE Bio textbooks older than 2016 and they can be purchased from Amazon.
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