Direct PhD

After Bachelor

In addition to the traditional Ph.D. program, many universities offer a Direct Ph.D. program as well, which allows highly qualified applicants, generally with a bachelor’s degree CGPA of 8.0 equivalent or better, to be admitted directly into the Ph.D. program without a master’s degree. The direct Ph.D. program has the same coursework requirements as the MS plus Ph.D. route. Some universities offer master’s degrees as well to the direct PhD students however, some universities do not ask students to write a master’s thesis and do not offer an M.S. degree to the direct PhD students.

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Procedure to Apply for direct PhD position abroad​​​​​​​
Most universities throughout the world will require the following things for the direct PhD:
Online Application – This is an electronic application form with all of your details and supporting documents. After providing all the details one needs to pay the application fees if required.
Transcripts – Most universities need a scanned copy of your transcripts when applying. It is a document that has your marks for all the semester on one sheet.
Academic CV – This is a very important document for your admission. CV can be 2-3 pages long and contains all the information about your educational background
Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement – Again a very important document that outlines all of your skills and your motivation to pursue your doctoral studies.
Cover Letter – Generally it is required in European universities that outlines your technical skills and answer the question of why you are the best fit for a particular PhD position.
Letters of Recommendation – this should preferably be provided by your professor who teaches you, supervise you, and knows you well.

Required exams
In most countries, English is not the first language, then universities will require you to submit an English language proficiency test score. The most common exams, in order of popularity, are:
⦿ IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems)
⦿ TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
The minimum score required for these exams varies from university to university. Sometimes, if your previous education is in the English language, these exams can be waived off by the university. Apart from the English proficiency exam, some universities ask for the aptitude exam too. The most common aptitude exams, in order of popularity, are:
⦿ GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
⦿ GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
While GRE is the most common aptitude exam (valid in the USA, Europe, and Singapore), sometimes universities accept the GATE exam as well instead of GRE (NUS Singapore, NTU Singapore, TU Munich, and RWTH).

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