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Questions in relation to students who are non-national to the country or location of academic institution they may be studying in.

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What to do in my gap year to transition from a US pure math undergraduate to an applied math masters in France?

I'm an international student who finished my undergraduate degree at a top-20 US university last December (double-majoring in math and comparative literature) and currently staying in my home country. ...
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Is it possible to leave the US yet stay connected to US Academia (collaborations, journals, conferences, etc.)?

I'm an international student finishing a PhD in Business in the US. I have attended the major conferences in my field regularly and would love to continue doing so. My top choice outside of the US is ...
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Difficult to provide recommendation letters for PhD as I don't want to nudge professors for every application

I am at the final semester of my Master's. I am trying to apply for a PhD in various universities. However mostly I fail to provide letters of recommendations. My academic history and experience are ...
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Difference between the name used on different documents

All my academic documents have my first and middle names only (e.g., A B), but in my passport includes a surname including first and middle names plus surname (eg. A B C). Basically, all my academic ...
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What percentage of applicants to Harvard (or another well known R1 university) are international?

Is there anything known about what percentage of applications to Harvard's undergraduate programs comes from international applicants? (If not about Harvard, is something known about similar US R1 ...
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How are US schools prioritizing students from India over China?

Source The Institute of International Education, which publishes annual reports on international students, has found that U.S. schools are prioritizing students from India over China, especially for ...
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What is the academic culture like in Spain for PhD candidates (Work-Life Balance)?

I tried to search for the tags of "Spain" and "PhD" but found nothing. I'm thinking of maybe doing a PhD in Spain due to ease of access to medical care that would be far more ...
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Most important things I should do during my CS undergrad if I want to get into a PhD program in the US

I recently switched my major to Computer Science at a top university in Costa Rica. I'm seeking advice on things I should do during my undergrad to improve my chances of gaining admission to a ...
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Key considerations when applying for a Ph.D. abroad

I'm in the process of applying for a Ph.D. in a foreign country, and I'm trying to determine the most crucial factors to consider. How should I prioritize aspects like the reputation or expertise of ...
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Challenges and Considerations in Unfunded Remote Research for Researchers from Restricted Countries [closed]

I am interested in understanding the nuances and core objectives of pursuing remote research studies, particularly in scenarios where funding is not available and the researcher's nationality (e.g., ...
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Good SOP for a prospective MS ECE student

As an international student vying for a good research university in the US, I have often heard how the SOP is an integral part of any application. unlike the advice for prospective PhD students, there ...
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Is it okay to ask for Application fee waivers for course based Masters programs?

Is it okay to ask for Application fee waivers for masters programs? If yes, how should one approach? I will applying as an international student.
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I wrongly emailed a professor from a personal email, should I send the email again from my institutional email or wait?

I was writing to a professor from another university about the possibility of an internship in his lab, but I thought I sent it from my university email only to later realize I sent it from my ...
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Should I send a PDF or Google Drive link to professors?

To avoid the spam filter by Gmail, should I directly attach my CV in PDF format or should I upload my CV in Google Drive and put the Google Drive link at the end of my email? I heard PDFs that ...
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Impact of IELTS score on PhD Application

I received an overall score of 7.5 on the IELTS exam, but unfortunately, I only scored a 6 in the writing section. The Ph.D. programs I am applying to require an overall score of 6.5 or 7, but they ...
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Do universities check if the PDF of Letter of Recommendation has been edited?

I am applying for masters and I would like to know this as my professor has completely altered the phrasing of my paragraphs and also made a spelling mistake. I had to correct them, so the metadata ...
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How can I work well with a fellow student whose speech I cannot understand?

I am a graduate student, and I am having trouble understanding one of my cohort mates. They are an international student, and it is often impossible for me to understand their speech well. They are ...
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How to get started on doing a research internship or a project in Mathematics?

I am an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics at an Indian University. I want to get involved in a research internship, or a project in Mathematics. I don't know where to ...
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Why do only a minority of US (and Canada) medical schools accept international students?

One webpage: Out of the 141 accredited medical schools, only 49 are American medical schools that accept international students. Another: In 2019, 48 schools indicated in the Medical School ...
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PhD after marriage [closed]

I am 28 year old international student (Male, if it matters for the question ahead) and am about to graduate with a Masters degree in a foreign country. I want to pursue a PhD and have a few offers. ...
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Best approach to relocate with family while studying in the US [closed]

I am intending to pursue a PhD program (pharmaceutics) in the US. I will have a student visa. I am trying to figure out the best approach to take so as to move with my family (wife and 2 children who ...
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Non-Funded PhD in Education the US

I have been accepted to a US university for a PhD in Education. The problem is that I’m not given any funding packages. I reached out to my professor and program director, and I was told to check for ...
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Can doing well in masters help you get a PhD with funding if you have a lower second class in your bachelors

I completed the first two years of my law degree through a distance learning programme abroad with an average of mid-lower second class during the pandemic and then switched to a RG university in the ...
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Chances for master student from EU to stay in US as research assistant?

I'm a first year physics master student from EU currently doing a research internship at an Ivy league school in the US. It is also to fulfil the requirement of my home university to get an internship ...
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Funding for Masters for international students

Is it tough to get funding for a Masters in the USA/Canada? My undergraduate CGPA was 3.94, and I graduated last month, but I don't have any publications yet. My thesis was on VLSI, but I want to ...
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Can I get a scholarship without a recommendation letter?

My country is currently on a rough armed conflict, a lot of the official organisations stopped working, I lost contact with my high school’s teachers and I am already abroad now . . . I can’t think of ...
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Who should be the people from whom the letters of recommendation should be taken for a PhD application?

When applying for PhD programs in the US, as an international student, typically 3 letters of recommendation are required. The exact question that I want to ask is that if it is possible for all the ...
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Is it okay to contact supervisors from other universities for positions/funding after accepting another offer?

One supervisor of a university accepted me as a student and ensured me funding. I accepted this offer. Is it ok to still contact and seek funding from supervisors of other universities?
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Number of international doctoral students in the US: how to reconcile OECD data and SEVIS data?

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the US Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) apparently disagree on the number of international doctoral ...
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How should I respond to the professor who told me he has only a MSc student opening when I asked about PhD openings?

I have writen to a professor in Canada inquiring for a PhD position at his lab 6 months before in 2022. He requested to write to him again in February and see. I wrote to him today with resume, sop, ...
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How to get funded to attend an international conference?

I am from a developing country and I can not afford plane tickets or hotel accommodation fees all by myself, I am not funded by any organization and I am a fresh grad so not even my university can ...
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Masters programs in UK: question regarding accepting more than one offer

I am an international student who is applying for a masters in the UK and has received one unconditional offer. That offer is not from not my first choice, however. I am still waiting for news other ...
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Would universities in US consider undergraduate applications that are incomplete if they are from countries with serious issues like politics

I am a self taught developer, well... almost ready to publish my first android app. I haven't been able to go to college since graduated from high school in 2020 because of political reasons. Covid ...
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Enquiring graduate admission on status of PhD application [duplicate]

The physics PhD program at the American school I am applying to has offered early admissions, and would evaluate PhD applicants whose admission forms are completed by October 17th for Preliminary ...
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What are some tips for studying a degree in a foreign language?

I am planning to do my Bachelors in Germany. The subject I wish to do is Math. Most probably, I will be taking a course in German. I wish to ask, what are some tips to make life easier when studying a ...
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What are my chances of getting into a top PhD program in the US when coming from a no-name university?

I have a 4.0 GPA in computer science from a no name university (1001-1200 in THE) and I have 3 months worth of research experience at a good university in Europe plus one semester of a research ...
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Forced to retake physics fundamental classes even with a master's in Physics

My wife moved from India in 2021. She has a green card and a master's degree in physics. When she got here she decided to study radiation therapy at a nearby community college. She got her foreign ...
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selected Phd student did nothing for the first year [closed]

What would be the fate of a CS PhD student in the US that wasn't able to implement something during the first year of their program? How the supervisors react to such students considering they ...
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Do national labs in the US accept international post docs who come with funding from their own government?

I am from Finland, which provides funding for postdoc research abroad. I want to use that funding to do postdoc research in a national lab in the US. Will national laboratories in the US accept post ...
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Can I complete a PhD in a university abroad as an external doctorate student?

I have been through a 4-year PhD program at my home university. In these 4 years, I have performed several research projects, authored several articles and passed qualification exams. After that, I ...
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Financial Support for Master's Programs in Pure Math

I'm an undergrad studying pure mathematics, and graduate school applications are around the corner. My ultimate aim is to do a PhD in pure mathematics. I understand that in several places (e.g., ...
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Is it common for universities to accept graduate students who do not speak the local language?

Is it common for universities to admit graduate students who speak the language of instruction but not the local language? For instance,the program might be taught in French, but everyone in the ...
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How to fairly assess applications coming from different countries for a master programme in the US/Europe

I am receiving a significant number of applications for a master programme in computer science from Islamic countries. When looking at their BSc curriculum and marks it turns out that a significant ...
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Do PhD interviewers in the USA expect a presentation if not asked?

I just received a 15 minute Ph.D. interview invitation from USC. In the email, they said that they are interviewing to better understand my background and experiences. I was notified just two days ...
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Can I transfer to a university in Europe from Turkey?

Currently, I am studying at METU (ODTÜ) Computer Engineering/Science, Bachelor's Degree. I am not happy with the situation here. My department is ABET-accredited, but I am a non-EU citizen. Is it ...
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Is it against the law to judge you based on your age and marital status when you applying for a PhD position?

A few weeks ago, I sent an email to a professor in a western European country in the hope of getting a Ph.D. position in the field of management. I have 17 years of work experience and 8 years of ...
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Can an F-1 visa holder work outside of the university?

Is it possible for an F-1 visa holder who is an international PhD student in the US, work outside of the university? Also, is it possible for him to establish a company and work for his company during ...
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What things must international students take care of while writing a Masters SoP for a US drama school?

I am only looking for tips on how to best direct my SoP in the right direction so as to not digress and stay on point with my material.
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I'm an F1 PhD student, but I'm continuing my PhD remotely. Can I work (legally)?

I'm doing a PhD at a university in the United States. I am in dissertation status. I am continuing the PhD remotely from outside of the US for the foreseeable future. I am not a US citizen, so am on ...
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Is it possible to transfer university midway through the first month of university? [closed]

I'm a university student in Ontario Canada. For personal reasons, I am looking to move to another university right now (ASAP). I'm a second-year student on my 3rd day of classes. Which U I will move ...
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