• Go to the library and review journals in your field. See which professors are doing research and publishing in your area of interest.
  • Review programme admission requirements and start comparing various options. Also, take an inventory of your current academic experience and modify your current plan of study, as necessary.
  • Create a timeline for the entire application process factoring in any required test, writing research statement, and so on.
  • Ask current professors and researchers in the field you intend to pursue to share their experience and for advice on specific programmes.
  • Network and discuss your research interests at academic conferences, lectures, and with current postgraduate students.
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