FIVE points you absolutely MUST KNOW before starting your PhD journey

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Check out your potential supervisor's past projects and research scope to ensure a good fit. Make sure their lab or team offers a vibrant and supportive setting for your work
Check your supervisor's Google Scholar, articles, and publications to gauge the relevance to your project and their guidance potential
Ask alumni and current students about lab facilities, work culture, and research approach. Learn from their experiences to better shape your own
Secure financial stability for your PhD journey by seeking fellowships and TA opportunities early. For programs over five years, check extra support options
Make sure to explore their state-of-the-art research facilities, comprehensive libraries, and access to international conferences and publication opportunities through university partnerships