- Submit an online application and upload all documents mentioned below via application portal
- Full, up to date CV
- Two letters of recommendation
The letters should be from current or former professors, academic/ professional advisors, or supervisors who know your academic work and/or are in a good position to assess your professionalism, aptitude towards research, individual strengths, and weaknesses.
Personal statement (1000-1500 words)
Prior to writing the essay, please visit the program website and faculty webpages to know what sort of research is being pursued in the department prior to writing your statement. In your statement, you should identify at least 2 faculty members whose work might interest you, and who could become your prospective thesis advisor.
Use this essay to state what draws you to research with emphasis on your reasons of interest in the Psychology Ph.D. program at Ashoka University. In addition, you might want to consider these questions:
How do you think your academic background is related or ties into the research you want to conduct?
What kind of research do you want to conduct, in broad terms at the Department of Psychology at Ashoka University?
Who are the two faculty members who can become your prospective thesis advisor(s)?
What skillsets and experiences do you have already that can help you attain your research goals?
How can the program help you attain the goals, and what do you hope to learn?
In addition, you may give the admissions committee any information about your life, your long-term, and short-term career goals, or anything else that you deem crucial for the committee to know, in order to make a decision on your application.
One original sample of academic writing
This can be your undergraduate or master’s thesis, a project report, a term paper that you wrote for a course. The work has to be completely original and will be checked for evidence of plagiarism. Any plagiarism detected can lead your application to be summarily rejected.
Prospective applicants are advised to consult these books before preparing their application materials:
American Psychological Association (Ed.). (2007). Getting in: A step-by-step plan for gaining admission to graduate school in psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Keith-Spiegel, P., & Wiederman, M. W. (2000). The complete guide to graduate school admission: Psychology, counseling, and related professions. New York, NY: Psychology Press.