PhD research in particle physics and cosmology - Any advice ?

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Hello everyone,

I am a student in particle physics and cosmology in some Belgian university. I'll finish my master degree in June of this year.

I am searching for PhD studentships in Europa or US, but it is very difficult to get a place somewhere. I applied to some universities, I'm still waiting for answers, I already received (bad) ones. It is quite discouraging but I keep self confidence (at least I try ;)) because I'm sure I can do interesting things in theoretical physics.

I am having a four months internship in Paris in order to write my master thesis. This open my eyes on many aspects of the daily life of a physicist, and I'm more enthusiastic than ever to dive in this universe.

But I really doubt I would be able to get a studentship for fall 2012. What would you advice me ?
- Searching for another less interesting PhD ? (I really think it's a bad options but maybe you have some other argument).
- Doing an advanced master in some university in order to begin a PhD in this university ?

Are advanced masters difficult to enter in ?
What are your advice to optimize my chances to get a PhD ?

A piece of information :
I really want to work on theoretical cosmology. However, I know that doing a PhD in some fied is not choose this field for your whole carrier. So I would be very interested by doing a PhD in theoretical particle physics too. I'm quite open. But I'm clearly not an experimental person. ;)
 

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Do your PHD in theoretical particle physics. There are many requirements for scientists in this field.
 

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