GradStudent89 Posted August 8, 2019 Share Posted August 8, 2019 Hi everyone, I'm a second year PhD student at an American university, however, I'm unsatisfied with my course/department and life in the US in general. Lately, I've been thinking about re-applying to another program in Europe (I'm pretty familiar with the context). Long story short: - I believe doing a PhD in an European university would allow me to reach a better balance between researching and teaching duties, and perhaps have more publications by the time I graduate. - The cost of living in the city I intend to move is considerably lower than the city I'm currently live in. Also, I'd like to move there permanently after I graduate. - My supervisor has tons of time-consuming administrative duties and I'm not getting enough mentorship. I don't really relate to other research projects in my department. - I'm currently enrolled at a Sociology program and I would like to switch back to Psychology (my original field) I'm afraid, however, that my current status as a PhD student would be a dealbreaker (technically, I'm still a master's student though). I've read a lot about doctoral students trying to switch between programs within the US, but not between continents. Do you think it's feasible to do that? How would universities perceive my application, and what would be the best way to explain my decision? Thanks for the comments! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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