This would be the exception rather than norm 'down under', especially when you've got numerous postgrad students/researchers & limited funds available.DHyslop said:Where I am in a geology program, if a program actually wants you to come they'll have a graduate assistanceship including a tuition waiver and enough of a stipend to eek a little bit of a living out of, during the school year at least. I was under the impression this was the same for most bio programs?
Indeed they are; entry criteria are that you have actually prepared a Masters (or equivalent) thesis, and that you have an Hons degree for it. There are a variety of 'Masters' theses out there, some of which do not require the preparation of a thesis, but two years of papers and a 'project' instead. That does not qualify here for entry into a PhD and you would now be required to either redo the Masters thesis here, or sit various postgraduate papers.bathypol said:p.s. Isn't everyone special in their own way???