Applying To a PhD program before finishing your master's degree

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Hello , So let me explain my situation and why I want to do this, I'm currently in a physics' master at CINVESTAV, Mexico , my bachelor's degree is in electronics engineering and I obtained it at URBE in Venezuela, I'm Venezuelan and when I decided to leave Venezuela I did it with the intention of pursuing a better life not doing a masters or continuing my studies , right now I finished my masters mandatory courses , I will take 2 optatives and work on my thesis, I will be finishing by August next year and it will take a few months before I get my diploma, as I don't want to go back to Venezuela and my residence is a student residence when I finish my studies i will lose it , so my question is if anyone knows about a Ph.D. program that allows you to apply while still doing your master's thesis, I'd be great help if it was fully funded, if not at least I'd expect the country the Ph.D. program is at allows you to work on a student residence

PD: My interest area is Quantum information and Quantum entanglement
 

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I don't know how it works in Mexico, but in my experience in Canada, that's pretty much how everyone applies to the PhD. In the final year of an MSc program, they apply to fall admission into the PhD program. Admission is granted, but often conditional on having completed the MSc by a certain date. This avoids students having to take a gap year. It's also quite common to transfer into a PhD program directly from an MSc if you're planning at staying in the same institution and expanding your thesis project.
 
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yeah, transferring to the Ph.D. here would be kind of the easiest option, however, I'd to have some more, thanks a lot for your answer, do you think that having my bachelor's in engineering would be an impediment to some Canadian institutions?
 

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