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Programs Direct Enrollment in PhD programmes after finishing Undergraduates

  1. Mar 10, 2010 #1
    Hello there, I'm a Undergraduate student of Physics from India. Recently I came across information regarding joining PhD programmes directly after completing undergraduate courses in Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Frankly speaking, I didn't know it was possible. Now, since I solemnly want to continue my post undergraduate studies in USA, are there any similar opportunities there? As far as I know, I need to go through GRE to get admitted to US universities at graduate level, does that test also make me eligible to get enrolled into a direct PhD programme, if there any?
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  3. Mar 10, 2010 #2
    Most phd programs in the states are basically direct phd programs (though some of them officially call themselves combined ms/phd programs). The programs are usually about 5 years.
  4. Mar 11, 2010 #3
    Pardon my ignorance, I didn't know about that. So, I need to go through GRE for getting admitted, right?
  5. Mar 11, 2010 #4


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