Applying for a PhD scholarship

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Hello,

I want to apply for a scholarship in a university abroad to complete my PhD studies there. One of the requirements of the scholarship is to secure a supervisor who is willing to guide me through the PhD program. A second requirement is to discuss with my prospective supervisor a PhD proposal that I must submit, by the deadline, to the application portal.

A supervisor has already accepted me in his group, and a proposal will be discussed with him accordingly. However, fulfilling these requirements is not a guarantee for being accepted in the scholarship.

I want to take your advice on this:

I think it is wise to continue applying for other PhD positions along with this one, but do you think that I should talk to my prospective supervisor about this before discussing the PhD proposal with him, or is it not necessary? Should my supervisor know beforehand that I'm searching for other PhD positions, which may possibly lead to canceling our proposal?


Looking forward to hearing your opinions.
Thanks.
 

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Orodruin
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If you have not yet been offered and accepted a position: Keep applying. I would not expect anyone to say no to another PhD position just because I have helped them apply to a scholarship with me.
 
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I agree with Orodruin.

It's fairly common in my experience for students to go through the scholarship project proposal process before they have been accepted into the program. And it's not fair to expect a student to apply to only one program.
 

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