NLPNinja Posted November 9, 2013 Share Posted November 9, 2013 Hi everyone, This is my first post in this forum, so if I make any mistakes, please point it out. I'll go straight to the point. I'm an undergraduate majoring in software engineering at a 2-tier university in China. I'm applying for a natural language processing Ph.D in computer science. I've done a three month internship on NLP in Canada. I have no publication yet. I initially wanted to select ten 1-tier universities for PhD applying and five 2-tier universities for masters. And these PhD programs are all NLP oriented. I go to masters for general machine learning. However, given my background, I am not competitive to other applicants who have published tons of papers. And I don't want to go to a 2-tier school for PhD (only 1-tier schools has NLP research labs). So, should I reduce the number of PhD schools I select, and add more to my master selection? I mean, masters are easier to get into. And after I finished master, I could then consider going to a nice 1-tier PhD program. Will this plan in my mind work? And by the way, if you know any 2-tier universities that do have NLP labs, please tell me in your reply. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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