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fedeambro
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Profile Review international student

Post by fedeambro » Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:51 pm

Hi, my name is Federico. I am an Italian physics student. I am interested in pursuing a PhD in the us, I will apply in the next cycle. I'm graduating in a few weeks at the University of Pisa with a 4.0 GPA and a final grade of 110/110cum Laude. Since my undergrad is 3 years, I need to complete a Msc (In Europe it works like that). I've been offered a place in Oxford for a 1 year master (without time to write a thesis) and in ETH Zurich for a 1.5 year master with a semester dedicated to the thesis. I would enjoy going to Oxford as I guess it has a superior reputation and also the program (MMathPhys) fits perfectly with my interests. I aim to the top tier American institutions (Caltech, Princeton, Harvard, MIT, Chicago, Stanford...).
I am attaching my CV hoping someone can provide me with an honest review: if I don't stand a chance in being admitted I would opt for ETH as it is more suitable for securing a PhD in Europe afterward.
My cv:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qvCZwI ... sp=sharing
Thank you in advance,
Federico



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