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2020 Admissions and Rejections
tm_member posted a topic in PhD in EconomicsIt's that time again! Institution: Program: Decision: Funding: Date: Notified through: Comments: For funding, please report the type of funding, tuition waiver, stipend, time period, and work duties. You can list actual stipends in dollars or use the following rough guides - anything around $15k is one "$", anything over $20k is "$$", anything closer to $30k is "$$$." Example; Institution: Podunk State University Program: Econ Decision: Accepted Funding: Tuition waiver + 4 years stipend ($$), first year no TA responsibilities. Date: 2/13/2020 Notified through: Phone call from DGS Comments: Podunk State has always been my dream school! Woohoo! NOTE: Absolutely no "comments" allowed. If you have a question for someone PM them. If you think it would be of interest to the community, start a thread.
6th year funding
FeastLumpi posted a topic in PhD in BusinessHi Everyone, sorry to chime in between all of the anxious applicants - I do feel your pain and remember the stressful time of applications well, even though most has been repressed by now :) I am asking because I am trying to get an idea of how funding beyond year 5 is handled at other universities. We are currently trying to take the fight for 6th year funding to the higher ups of our institution again and are looking for some information on how this is handled elsewhere. I would be appreciative if some of you could give me an idea of the following at your institution: 1. Does your school fund students beyond year 5? 1. If so, everyone? Selectively? Where does the money come from (professor's research budget? previously allocated to phd students?) 2. How do students typically go about retrieving funding after theirs runs out? Savings? TAing? Grants? 3. Have you tried bringing this up at your institutions? Successfully? What was the feedback? 4. And if you could give me an idea of the type of institution you are at (without doxxing yourself, obviously, feel free to share as much/little as you are comfortable with), that would be helpful for me to frame the argument for our program. Also, if you know of schools that fund regularly (or even officially) beyond year 5, I would highly appreciate the information. Thanks everyone and best of luck to all the applicants.
Haas PhD stipend
brotherjorg posted a topic in PhD in BusinessThinking about applying to Haas next year and was wondering if anyone knows their stipend. I have heard pretty negative things about Berkeley's econ financial aid and was wondering if the business school was in the same situation.
What is a good funding offer for PhD in Business schools?
saleem posted a topic in PhD in BusinessI am evaluating a few offers I have received this cycle. The funding ranges from 30k/year to 40k/year, with various mixes of fellowship and RA/TA responsibility. Ideally I'd compare these offers against the full distribution of funding offers given to business phds, but that data is obviously not available. In the absence of such data, can you please give me your thoughts on whether 30-40k/year is a decent offer? How does it compare to the median offer? Do funding offers vary by concentration: Finance, Accounting, Strategy, Marketing and Bus Econ? If so, what are approximate averages for these different concentrations? Also, does funding vary by school ranking? What are average offers in the T20, T50, etc? Just another applicant trying to inform himself before making a decision.
Stipend amounts at PhD in Economics programs
Okay posted a topic in PhD in EconomicsHello guys, I am interested in knowing the amount of funding (yearly stipend) that each school in top 30 provides to admitted students. I was trying to get this information via looking at gradcafe posts, but the information there is not complete. Can you share your information? Let me start first: NYU: $34,000 is common UCLA: $20,000-$27,000 UMich: $20,000-$23,000 UW-Madison: $22,000-$28,000 Cornell: $25,000-$32,000 Penn State: $28,000 is common Texas-Austin: $16,000-$18,000 UNC: $18,000-$21,000
UC3M or Manhheim Phd program ?
tonin posted a topic in Admissions ResultsHello everyone. I got accepted in both programs with full funding, specifically Mannheim with tuition waver and monthly stipend of 1200 and UC3M tuition waver and monthly stipend of 900. I'm interested to both the programs, given that my research interests are towards econometrics and macroeconomics and my final goal is to work in Europe. The UC3M program is allegedly be more difficult than Mannheim' one, because it need to pass 3 qual exams to access the second year, however looking at the alumni' placements, it do not seems to worth the excessive effort. I'm stuck up by the choice since a week, every opinion is welcome.
ted23 posted a topic in PhD in BusinessI understand the issue of housing is dependent on the cost of living, but in general does anyone have an idea what is the norm regarding how much of a stipend should be dedicated towards rent? Any current PhD student able to weigh in on this?
Admissions and Rejections 2018
tm_member posted a topic in PhD in EconomicsIt's that time again! Institution: Program: Decision: Funding: Date: Notified through: Comments: For funding, please report the type of funding, tuition waiver, stipend, time period, and work duties. You can list actual stipends in dollars or use the following rough guides - anything around $15k is one "$", anything over $20k is "$$", anything closer to $30k is "$$$." Example; Institution: Podunk State University Program: Econ Decision: Accepted Funding: Tuition waiver + 4 years stipend ($$), first year no TA responsibilities. Date: 1/13/2018 Notified through: Phone call from DGS Comments: Podunk State has always been my dream school! Woohoo! NOTE: Absolutely no "comments" allowed. If you have a question for someone PM them. If you think it would be of interest to the community, start a thread.
Varying stipends at UChicago?
BengaliKitty posted a topic in PhD in EconomicsCan anyone confirm what stipend offers they got from UChicago Econ? From discussions I've had it seems they've made differential offers to various admitted candidates.
CU Boulder vs Southern Methodist, Phd in Econ
AnnaEcon posted a topic in PhD in EconomicsHi everyone! I am new here and I post this thread to see if I can get any advice about choosing between CU Boulder and SMU. About CU, I am on the waiting list for funding. Since they require a TOEFL speaking score of at least 24 for immediate funding, I don't think I have the chance. But the email says that a stipend is guaranteed if I got a 3.33 GPA for the first year and make normal progress through the program. I can have a 47k budget for my study in CU but not be able to pay more than that... SMU offers an 18k stipend for the first year and guarantees a TA for the 2-5 years if I could pass the qualification exam. I'm interested in labor and I/O and don't have a clear preference for the private sector or the university faculty. Could anyone give me some advice about the funding situation, the percentage of students who can pass the qualification exam or any other information about these two schools? I really appreciate any advice or information. Thank you in advance!
Hidden cost of research and program beyond stipend?
TaxGal posted a topic in PhD in BusinessSince many of us are starting to hear back from programs and weighing each one to find the perfect match I had a few questions I didn’t find using the search bar. I know sometimes there can be hidden University fees that will reduce a stipend but how can we tell and what else could reduce a stipend and make a program much less competitive for applicants that aren’t initially thought of? Some things I was wondering about was research, do all programs pay for or provide access to any research tool you need or will you be shelling out your own money if you need something not available at your university? What about software I don’t know what is needed for research in each field but if it is widely used do university’s usually provide it? I’m sure there are other things I don’t know about since I’m not a student yet but from current students what are hidden costs that took you off guard and how do prospective students make sure that our stipend isn’t gonna be a few thousand less than what’s on paper due to fees.
ElizaSells posted a topic in PhD in BusinessHey everyone - Like many people, it is extremely important to me to attend a program that waives tuition and provides a guaranteed stipend of around $20k. I was reading on Texas A&M's website and it said this regarding stipends - "Financial aid is primarily available in the form of research assistantships, which allow for a waiver of out-of-state tuition for non-Texas residents. Assistantships are usually awarded for the full academic year, subject to fund availability. In addition, a limited number of fellowships are available for exceptionally well-qualified students." Would you read this and assume that you are unlikely to receive a stipend? If its unlikely that I will receive a stipend at this school I don't want to spend the time applying, so any insight is appreciated. Sorry for the font size change - I copied it and cannot get it to change.
Was accepted, few questions
asymptotic1abno posted a topic in Graduate AdmissionsHi all. So I was just accepted into a master's program via email. I am wondering two things 1) Is there anything non-obvious that I should say in my thank you letter? Beyond thanks, i'm honored, etc, is there anything they expect to see? Are there things such that, if I don't say them, they will be offended? 2) I am being "highly considered" for a full assistantship. Are there any good strategies or tricks I could use to tip the balance even now after my full application is in their hands? Thanks