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How many Recommendation letters should I have?


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#1 desertrose

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 02:00 AM

I am upgrading my CV and preparing recommendation letters to join a Phd program, I've got one reference letter from my Prof.(he is abroad now) and my former director(joined another univ.) Should I have more than two letters?

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:50 AM

usually two are enough, only more if you are asked to do so.

however sometimes you are only asked to give referees who can be contacted by the selection board instead reference letters. If asked to do so: ask the people you name first if they are happy to be on your list of references - because we currently had a case where these references did not know the student besides from a 2day practical course - and of course this student was immediatly removed from the competition for the job.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:12 AM

Frequently 3 are required, but I've never seen more than 3.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:35 PM

US universities and some EU univeristies require 3 or else 2 are enough.
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