PhD Success Story - Electrical Engineering (UBC Canada, Kings College UK, ANU, Uni of Sydeny, USW Australia, Uni of Luxembourg)
- M.Sc. Electrical Engineering: 3.79 CGPA
- Master of Project Management: 3.55 CGPA
- B.Sc. Electrical Engineering: 3.833 CGPA
- Publications: 4
- US Patent: 1
- GRE: 163 Q, 143v, 4.0 AW
- TOEFL: 97
- Relevant Experience: 4 Years
With great pleasure, I would like to share the good news that I have secured fully funded PhD admission at one of the top schools in Canada i.e. University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver. I would love to take an opportunity to share my personal experience with you that might help you in achieving your goals.
Initially, I had contacted a professor there and he advised me to contact him again after 2-3 months as he was expecting a PhD slot to be vacant under his supervision. When I contacted him again, he agreed to support my application with the condition that he would read the recommendation letters first. Once I applied and he received the recommendation letters from my supervisors, he agreed to supervise me and nominated me for 2 UBC Doctoral fellowships. By the grace of ALLAH, I was able to secure both fellowships he recommended me for. Thanks to my wife who allowed me to fill fellowship applications during our wedding day ☺
Apart from UBC, I was also able to secure PhD admission at other top schools i.e. King’s College London, Australian National University, University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, and The University of Luxembourg. Therefore, I would like to share some general guidelines that would work for every university you are applying for.
Prepare for TOEFL and/or GRE as it’s the first thing you need to do before applying to any good university. Here, I would like to acknowledge ScholarDen as it really helped me to score well in GRE and TOEFL. Note that your admission does not solely depend on GRE/TOEFL scores. However, the good score helps you to pass through the initial filters.
Finally, I would like to thank you for reading my success story. And, I am always available to answer your queries.