- I am certain I want to devote the next 3-4 years of my life doing research and working hard to earn my PhD.
- I know which area(s) I am most interested in.
- I know that I have the skills / have a plan to develop the skills I will need to do my PhD.
- I know where to look for PhD programmes that I might be interested in.
- I have explored funding options and I know where to get the money I need for my PhD.
- I’m ready to dive into a world of mass amounts of reading, writing and work.