If you’re going to interview for a PhD program, you need to ace the interview.
Don’t just show up and wing it on the big day. You’ll need to prepare for the questions that are most likely to be asked.
Here’s a list of the most common questions asked in a PhD interview:
- Tell me about yourself?
- What are your career goals?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- Why did you choose this field?
- Why did you choose our university?
- What qualities do you have that will make you successful in your chosen field of study?
- How will your academic journey help you reach your career goals?
- How do you think you can contribute to our university?
- What is the most formidable challenge or obstacle you have ever faced? How did you overcome it?
- Are you flexible and adaptable to change quickly? Give an example(s).
- Have you thought about funding your studies at this university (e.g., scholarships)?
- If so, what else can we offer that would make us more attractive than other universities offering similar financial support?
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