Hello, I am posting to get some career advice about pursuing a career in fusion physics/engineering. With the construction of ITER in France and all the worldwide research into fusion as an energy source, I am extremely interested in the field and I want to help develop fusion technology. I am interested in getting a Ph.D in Fusion energy/engineering but I don't quite know what the academic pathway is to get there. I will describe where I am currently and where I think I am headed. Any and all suggestions or criticisms are welcome. I am currently studying mechanical engineering (bachelor's) in Canada with a minor in physics. The minor will cover all the major topics in physics (quantum, statistical, solid state, electrodynamic...). Because my minor covers the major areas of physics, I do not think it's necessary to get a full bachelor in physics along with my bachelors in mechanical engineering but I am open to the idea of getting a bachelor's in physics if it is necessary. I am very interested in both the physics and engineering aspects of fusion energy but as far as getting a masters degree, I really don't know where to go. I am looking into different programs in the EU in applied physics or other programs geared around plasma physics. There are some very new program specifically about fusion physics/engineering but don't know anything about them. About where to get a Ph.D, I will probably figure that out when I get to that point unless it's necessary to start thinking about it now. What would someone who works in the field of fusion physics recommend as an academic pathway?