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I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Duke University.

Interview Details – Everything is decided by the PI, not the committee because of the culture. First will be contacting the PI with emails, after you will have a personal meeting with the PI. If the background matches, you will get the oral admission in the same day. The official admission will arrive in a couple of months.

Interview Question – Everything is about your research.   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Duke University in April 2010.

Interview Details – There is no interview as such. One needs to apply to the Graduate School with GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores. The admission depends upon the academic background, relevant skills and prior research experience. Luck play a role here as well. The professor should have a vacancy in his/her group and availability of funds is crucial!

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Durham, NC

The process took 3 months - interviewed at Duke University in September 2010.

Interview Details – It is like any other university with SOPs, GRE, Recommendations.etc

Interview Question – What kind of research I am interested in?   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Duke University in June 2008.

Interview Details – The principal investigator asked extensively about about my research interest and educational background, toured around the lab and explained the ongoing projects in mind for the coming year

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