Collegepond - Counselling for Studying PhD Abroad

The doctorate is among the most reputed and highly valued degrees globally, especially in the academia and research domains. Countries like the USA, UK, Canada, and others are quite popular among PhD students due to the range of disciplines and high-end facilities. A research-oriented mind looks for innovation and always strives to make its inventive and unique contribution to the subject and society. To facilitate such innovation a diversified research environment is paramount, one, for instance, that can be found in top USA Universities.

To support your dream to study PhD abroad, we at Collegepond guide you through the application process, including country and university selection, based on the criteria of scholarship and research employment opportunities. The advancement that you will experience while pursuing PhD is beyond any expectation. Whether you wish to pursue a PhD in USA or other countries, our career counsellors at Collegepond will guide you based on your requirements, profile, and research opportunities. Additionally, our coaching services provide you with assistance in preparing for the requisite exams like the GRE, IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE.

Our professional counsellors have decades of industry experience to help you optimize your application right from creating a striking statement of purpose, resume, letters of recommendation, appropriately filling the application form, acquiring financial assistance, visa counselling, and more. Our end-to-end services thus ensure that you are on route to pursuing your PhD from your dream university abroad. Your dreams are our top priority, and our efforts are driven to help you best accomplish your goals!

Apply For a PhD Program Abroad

If you have a research-oriented mindset and are passionate about your chosen field for research, you would want to pursue your research interests at universities that offer unique research and funding opportunities with state-of-the-art facilities to help you achieve your research goals. If your aim is to pursue a PhD program abroad, you will need to evaluate the doctoral programs available at various universities to select the one that is apt for you. Collegepond Career Counsellors will help you with university selection, based on various criteria – ranging from scholarships to research jobs – to ensure that the program is a good fit for advancing your career prospects. The choice of country and city is also an important factor in deciding which graduate school to apply to. Whether you wish to pursue PhD in USA or other countries, based on your requirements and research opportunities, our Collegepond team will help you with country-specific requirements and other preparations – be it training for the GRE, creating impressive resumes, or writing outstanding Letters of Recommendation and Statements of Purpose – to ensure high chances of gaining admits from top universities across the globe.  With our other services, such as assistance with the visa process and financial assistance, the entire admission process is handled smoothly with little left to chance.

Services We Offer

Collegepond works with its students to help streamline their thoughts and aspirations in connection with their research interests. The counselling starts with an understanding the student’s motivation to his short-term and long-term career plans. These inputs play a pivotal role in creating an action plan for the student.

Creating & Building a Profile

Universities evaluate PhD aspirants differently than graduate students. The Admission Committee wants to see research undertakings, paper publications, paper presentations, etc. Collegepond mentors its students in profile building by helping them explore options to build their profile in accordance with their research interests.


University Selection


Collegepond reflects upon each student’s objectives and aspirations to define a university strategy that is aligned to the candidate’s research interests and that creates a platform for career growth. Supporting our recommendations, Collegepond provides detailed analysis and feedback regarding student experiences, career opportunities, etc.

Resume and Cover Letter

Writing an effective resume and cover letter highlighting your potential for research is very important as this will likely be the first communication exchange that you may have with your potential mentor and faculty advisor. Collegepond works with its students to ensure that this document is succinctly crafted but yet demonstrates the candidate’s motivation and yearning to contribute to the ongoing research at the university.

Resume and Cover Letter

Essays & Recommendations

Essays & Recommendations

The qualitative aspect of the application offers an opportunity to showcase and market strengths and positive qualities to the admission committee. Collegepond helps its students in putting their best foot forward, magnifying their research experience, academic achievements and amplifying their leadership skills in extracurricular activities. Collegepond adopts a multi-layered approach to the application process to maximize the chances of admission into leading universities globally.

Application Assistance

Whether it is preparation for a video/personal interview, assistance with completing forms or rescaling your academic scores to a 4.0 scale, the counselors at Collegepond will be there for you and help you navigate through the application maze. We have negotiated rates with leading courier companies to save you money and provide door-to-door pick-up convenience.


Financial Planning

Financial Planning

Collegepond works with student families to ease their financial burdens. We create personalized plans for families to manage expenses. We have tie-ups with: (a) leading lenders that offer unsecured loans for the total cost of tuition and room and boarding expenses; and (b) foreign exchange vendors offering forex travel cards, remittances and cash at deeply discounted rates.

VISA Counselling

Collegepond brings your dream of studying abroad to fruition by helping you cross the last hurdle with ease and equanimity. We boast of 99% success rate in helping students acquire a student visa. We help students to develop confidence and the ‘right’ body language to sail through the interview process by engaging in multiple mock interviews and preparation of required supporting documentation.

Visa Counselling

Post Landing


Our services continue even after you land by helping you find accommodations, prepare your resume and cover letter, connect with our alumni working at various organizations as well as conduct mock interviews for internships and/or full-time jobs. Our mission is to ensure that our students achieve the objective that they set sail for.

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