With great respect, I approach you today with a question weighing heavily on my mind. I am enrolled in a master’s program at a French university and am expecting a grade of 13/20 in my master’s.
As I aspire to pursue a Ph.D. in an English-speaking country (US, UK, Canada), I am still determining whether my current academic standing is sufficient to obtain a fully funded position. As such, I seek your esteemed advice and counsel on this matter.
I know that the requirements for acceptance into a PhD program can vary depending on the institution and the country in which it is based. However, I am confident in my research experience and have several publications.
Despite this, I still wonder whether my grades are up to par with the standards of higher education institutions in English-speaking countries. I ask many professors for internships, but they usually ask for the rates.
With this in mind, I humbly ask: What are the expectations for grades in Ph.D. programs in English-speaking countries? Additionally, can my research experience and publications compensate for any perceived shortcomings in my academic degrees? Finally, should I consider improving my rates before pursuing my PhD in an English-speaking country?
Your guidance and counsel would be greatly appreciated, and I thank you in advance for your time and assistance.