Is it possible that a school cancel the admission and/or funding of an international student because he/she cannot travel because of the current travel bans? What are the possible scenarios for the admitted graduate students of fall 20? Especially what might happen to the fund? Will it be canceled if one semester is deferred?

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    It is possible, yes. But the situation is chaotic and will remain so for at least a month longer. Probably more. But I think such decisions won't be taken lightly.
    – Buffy
    Mar 30, 2020 at 0:37
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    A major issue is that US embassies and consulates have stopped handling applications for visas and international may not be able to obtain visas or might not be able to travel to the US for other reasons. If you're trying to start a graduate program in the fall of 2020 you should talk to the international students office at your institution to see what can be done. Right now they probably won't have any firm answers for you. Mar 30, 2020 at 2:15
  • @BrianBorchers: i don't understand your comment. Is it only about US graduate schools? Or do US embassies have anything to do with graduate schools in non-US countries?
    – user111388
    Mar 30, 2020 at 5:40
  • Being able to legally enter the US is a reasonable precondition for being admitted to a gradschool in the US. So that is how the closure of US embassies influences US gradschool admissions from non-US countries. Mar 30, 2020 at 7:09
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    At my university (in Australia), we continue to enroll students remotely or a student can defer his/her study to the next session without losing his/her offer or scholarship. With regards to visa, the Australian government has stopped granting visas for now due to the current situation. Mar 30, 2020 at 20:19


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