I am planning to applying for PhD in Hong Kong this year. I was guided by several other PhD Students to contact the potential adviser first and discuss research proposal with him/her. I thoroughly went through university websites , their research areas and publications.
Also, I have emailed many professors but unfortunately none of them have replied.
- Should I still proceed with the application and mention the supervisor I want to research with without backing/approval from any professor?
- What chance do I have that the application still gets accepted?
- Has any one had a similar experience where they could not get in touch with any supervisor, still applied and got admission? If yes, please share details.
Any help or guidance in this matter would be more than helpful.TIA