Dear all, First of all, thanks for reading this. I've been struggling to get a Phd offer in physics since I've completed my BSc degree.This coming year will be my 3rd years in trying to do and till now I've never been success in doing so. The only reason that I what do have a PhD in physics is that I really to learn more and to do reaserch in physics for my whole life while still able to make a living. The only way I can think of is to become a professor in physics which mean I must have a PhD.I've heard from friend that people here may able to give some valuable advice. So the question is, is there any Grad School you know that I can apply for with some chance of sucess? My Background: I've obtained a 1st class hon with (~3.31/4.0 in GPA) but it is in applied physics undergraduate program. I don't have a master degree and I didn't take the GRE exam. I've been doing applied research since I've graduated and have 1 publication (but with low impact factor). However what I truelly want is to study the pure physics, the suject that ask and answer the question of "why" . Is there any chance that I may able to get an offer and could you suggest some school that I may try to apply for,please? I really don't want to wait for next year and next next year.... If my qualification is really poor for getting any offer, will it be easier if I apply for Mphil program first and then apply for PhD after that? Thank you very much for reading all the above and trying to help.