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Institution Program (Season) Decision & Date St1 Date Added Notes
AllEconomics, PhD (F20)Other via POST on 9 Jun 2020 O9 Jun 2020
  • TPB. Application to any Econ / Appl. Econ / Ag. Econ PhD program is a stressful process by itself. Several different platforms, way too much time gone into filling forms and wiriting essays, and a lot of money may be spent in the process. Further stress may come if you have close friends and/or colleagues getting admitted, and you somehow feel "left behind"... But still, you shouldn't decline on your aspiration! Not everyone wants to purposely get themselves into such a rigorous deal as a PhD, so you have won a big first step by setting up your mind to go for it. Now, based on my experience (I have scores quite similar to yours, and got admitted this year--but was rejected last year) I could only give you these recommendations: [1] Choose well the universities you are willing to apply: Sometimes we wish for admission to a "dream school," but you might as well wonder whether it is a good fit for you aspirations as a future researcher. Beyond your interests, look for a place where you will receive attention and time from your professors, and where you are likely to receive funding. A PhD is essentially work and demands a lot of time and effort; you should be awarded for it. [2] Despite many others differ from me about this, and without trying to be repetitive, you should really prioritize the programs you are going to apply. From the first pool of programs you chose, make sure you have five of them where most of your effort will go to. It's better to make solid applications for a limited number programs were you see real odds of both getting admitted and growing as a researcher. This will help you to dedicate enough time to prepare your essays and make a robust case of what you can wait from each program, and on what can you bring there. [3] Try and evaluate the real quality of you recommendation letters. Make sure that those recommending you can provide both a good and thorough description of you abilities. It takes more than a "big name" for a recommendation letter--it's better to have someone who can give insights on your potential based on detailed knowledge of your work, instead of someone who is known as a good researcher but that may give a mediocre letter (at the eyes of an admission committee). [4] Build new abilities in the meantime, and make an effort to improve your profile based on your rejections. There is a lot of randomness in admission, but you can learn from those getting admitted or ending their first year in those universities where you are planning to (re)apply. Check their CVs when possible, and see what can you improve in your formation to increase you chances of getting admitted. It's though and takes time, but you end up improving yourself in any case. [5] Make the best to not to compare yourself to others. This is discouraging in many cases, and it's unfair with yourself. Your process is yours only, and you should not measure your achievements as relative to others since they are most likely not comparable to you. [6] Finally, do your best to make your applications early and at the same time whenever possible. After that, just disconnect from it and take a vacation. We focus so much on the admission process, that we leave aside many things that are truly important, and start to stress unnecessarily way before results start to come out. At the end of the day it's worth remembering that the PhD will be roughly 5~6 period, so it's not a matter only of education but also a life changing decision. Don't rush it. I know these are not quite ortodox suggestions, but I found them to be helpful for me. Hopefully this will help you to keep going for it, and hopefully getting the expected result.
AllEconomics, PhD (F20)Other via Other on 9 Jun 2020 I9 Jun 2020
  • Can anyone help me. It is now for two years that I am applying and getting all reject. My toefl score is 105 and gre is 162 quant and 152 verbal and 4 in AWA. My target is top 70 us universities. Is it my low gre quant score that cause me to be rejected from top 70. For the coming year I wanna apply again. If any one can comment on reasons of being rejected it helps a alot. Thanks.
Canadian Public UniversitiesEconomics, Masters (F20)Other via POST on 8 Jun 2020 I8 Jun 2020
  • How are international students going to land in Canada from their home countries, given that we don't know when international passenger flights will resume? Is anyone booking their flights now? Anyone in this situation please?
CEMFIEconomics, PhD (F20)Other via Other on 6 Jun 2020 I6 Jun 2020
  • I applied on mid-November. Sent an e-mail on April and they replied saying that the deadline was 24th of April. It's already 6th of June and no news. I have been waiting for over 6 months, and I already accepted an offer somewhere else. But I am deeply disappointed I did not get any notification, as it was a school that I could have considered. And I wasted money sending them TOEFL/GRE scores. Am I the only one in this situation?
Carlos III De Madrid (UC3M)Economics, Masters (F20)Wait listed via Website on 5 May 2020 4 Jun 2020
  • Has any of the waitlisted applicants got an offer? Any news?
American University, Washington DCEconomics, PhD (F20)Other via Other on 4 Jun 2020 I4 Jun 2020
  • Anyone admitted to the program? Is there any WhatsApp or Facebook group where we could meet each other?
Paris School Of EconomicsPPD, Masters (F20)Wait listed via E-mail on 10 Apr 2020 4 Jun 2020
  • TPB: Still nothing, anyone got accepted off the wailist?
ETH ZurichManagement, Technology And Economics, Masters (F20)Accepted via E-mail on 4 Jun 2020 I4 Jun 2020
  • Bachelor from top University in Germany. No GRE score
VGSE ViennaEconomics, PhD (F20)Accepted via E-mail on 27 May 2020 I3 Jun 2020
  • TPB: Yes, I have accepted the offer
Oxford UniversityMPhil In Economics, Masters (F20)Other via E-mail on 1 Jun 2020 1 Jun 2020
  • OP: Could you please share some info about your profile, such as your GRE/GPA/RA experience?
University Of OxfordEconomics, Masters (F20)Accepted via E-mail on 1 Jun 2020 I1 Jun 2020
  • Got rejected two months ago. Now got an email with an offer.
University Of South FloridaEconomics, PhD (F20)Other via POST on 1 Jun 2020 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 151/157/2.50
GRE Subject: n/a
U1 Jun 2020
  • Did someone hear back from USF Ph.D. program? I don't the outcome of my application yet.
VGSE ViennaEconomics, PhD (F20)Interview via E-mail on 30 May 2020 I30 May 2020
  • Wondering if anyone has been interviewed recently and accepted their offer?
Paris School Of Economics (PSE)Public Policy And Development (PPD), Masters (F20)Wait listed via E-mail on 1 Apr 2020 I29 May 2020
  • Hi, I don't suppose anybody has heard back from being on the waitlist yet?
CemfiEconomics, Masters (F20)Rejected via E-mail on 29 May 2020 29 May 2020
  • OOF
CEMFIEconomics, Masters (F20)Rejected via E-mail on 28 May 2020 28 May 2020
  • 161Q GRE, 159V. 110 TOEFL. But I had a weak background in Econ and quantitative fields, so this was kind of expected. (weird how it took them over three months to process my application though)
SUNY BuffaloEconomics, PhD (F20)Accepted via E-mail on 12 May 2020 I28 May 2020
  • Ok.That means other universities are sending out the I20 docu*ents.
SUNY BuffaloEconomics, PhD (F20)Accepted via E-mail on 11 Mar 2020 27 May 2020
  • TBP Unfortunatedly, I got no financial aid from the department, it means no-funding admission. So, I didn't any action to the school. You may ask Jamson Yu who about the I-20 docu*ent. Actually, I got I20 from the another university. As in the case of Visa, it will take a long time. You may quickly get I20 docu*ent from the department. Good luck!
SUNY BuffaloEconomics, PhD (F20)Accepted via E-mail on 12 May 2020 I27 May 2020
  • Are the Universities sending out I20 form?I haven't received till now.Please respond. I am tensed .Thanks in advance!
London School Of Economics And Political Science (LSE)Comparative Politics, Masters (F20)Accepted via E-mail on 24 May 2020 U26 May 2020
SUNY BuffaloEconomics, PhD (F20)Accepted via E-mail on 12 May 2020 I26 May 2020
  • Yes.I was awarded full funded offer.Would have been glad if there was a whatsapp group for the entering class.
SUNY BuffaloEconomics, PhD (F20)Accepted via E-mail on 11 Mar 2020 26 May 2020
  • TPB : Congraturations. I do not know whether there is a community for accepted students. Did you have an admission with a financial aid?
SUNY BuffaloEconomics, PhD (F20)Accepted via Other on 12 May 2020 I26 May 2020
  • This is a request to the entering cohort at SUNY Buffalo that please share the link of any whatsapp group created for the accepted students.Thanks in advance.
University Of SurreyEconomics, PhD (F20)Accepted via E-mail on 26 May 2020 Undergrad GPA: 3.90
GRE General (V/Q/W): 160/160/4.00
GRE Subject: 4
I26 May 2020
London School Of Economics & Political Science (LSE)International Relations (Research), Masters (F20)Accepted via E-mail on 27 Apr 2020 Undergrad GPA: 3.76
GRE General (V/Q/W): 165/158/4.50
GRE Subject: n/a
U26 May 2020

Status1 Key: A: American; U: International, with US degree; I: International, without US degree; O: Other; ?: Unknown.

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