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Questions tagged [international-students]

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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Is it recommended to email a professor at other institution to work with him over the summer

I am currently an undergraduate in mathematics and physics and graduate student in applied mathematics in the US. I am looking for a research position/internship for the summer (somewhere other than ...
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Racial discrimination at Duke University's Biostatistics department

The director of graduate studies at Duke's Biostatistics department has stepped down after her racially discriminatory emails, targeted at their international Chinese master's students, went viral on ...
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If a professor says he will not fund my internship as it will be my first visit, how can I convince him politely?

I contacted a professor in a foreign university for a possible research internship in his lab. He is willing to accept me as an intern, but has stated that since he barely knows me and it is the first ...
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Cheating among the international students very common in college. What should I do?

I am an international student in an European country. During midterms and finals, I realized that more than half of the students are overtly cheating. I do not mean just looking other student's paper, ...
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Missed entry to foreign grad school; what are my options?

I want to specify that this is actually for a friend, I personally am not an academic but he is and is in this situation and asked me to write here to ask for suggestions as he is abstaining from the ...
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Should I apply for a master in the US? [closed]

I am a CS student in Italy, about to get my bachelor degree. In the past few months I've been looking for some masters in my field (Computer Science with orientation towards Data Science) and have ...
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Does undergraduate school matter for PhD admissions (international student)?

TL;DR: does undergrad school's name recognition matter for an international student aiming for top social sciences PhD programs in the US? Hello. I've been struggling with this decision for quite a ...
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I'm afraid of chemicals. How do I handle my required uni biology class?

I have a freshman requirement as a science student for at least 3 core science classes, and I picked physics as often as I could. However, I must choose either chem or bio as my third. I chose bio. ...
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after-study work under an OPT

In the US, an F1 STEM student can have an OPT after graduation and work without a work visa for up to 3 years. But the work has to be related to the major of F1. How to determine if the work is ...
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How do commitees evaluate candidates from foreign / unknown universities? [duplicate]

I'm asking out of curiosity / because I think the answer may be of general interest: A bit of context: When I applied to PhD programs, I had degrees from two institutions. One (let's call it "A") is ...
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Is international Ph.D. student's stipend enough to support a partner in the U.S.? [closed]

Something that is not clear by any kind of research is this: Is associateship (which waives tuition and fees) stipend enough (annually 20k) for a student and his wife to take care of all their ...
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U.S. universities on-campus residence for International PhD students?

I want to ask generally, do most U.S. universities offer on-campus accommodation for International Ph.D. students Who are married? If the student is benefitted from scholarships {Free tuition and ...
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FAFSA and a recent permanent resident

I came to the US on 4th of August, 2013 from India on F1 visa as a Master's student. I was 1 day shy of being 24 and eligible for a late registration for Selective Service. But I had no idea that was ...
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Applying to MPhil in Advanced Computer Science at the University of Cambridge

Is participating in the international competitive programming contests and achieving an excellence degree graduation compensation for the low rank of your university when you apply to MPhil in ...
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How to teach law to multinational classes?

I am professor in an internationally oriented university, meaning it was created to have students from half a dozen different countries. It doesn't offer any law-related degree, but some degrees do ...
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How to approach a potential supervisor for “research students” in Japanese universities?

I'm planning to take MEXT scholarship exam. I've got a bachelor's degree and have done extensive research in cognitive science field. From what I gather, it's better to find a supervisor early. I've ...
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Are students who are asylees eligible for National Science Foundation (NSF) grants? [closed]

Are graduate students who are asylees pursuing a doctorate able to apply for funding from the National Science Foundation? According to the proposal preparation and submission guidelines (part E): ...
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Is it possible to go through registration without a passport and a visa? [closed]

I lost my passport with a F1 Visa today, 1 week before registration at SUNY Buffalo (I am attending as a PhD student), will it prevent me from being registered if I don't have a passport with the ...
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How we can look active both in class and after class in our supervisor's mind?

I have started my master's degree and I am a fully funded student. I want to get perfect marks and do my research perfectly. What steps should I follow to become an outstanding student in my ...
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Can I qualify for program that has different requirements if you are from a different country than the other [closed]

I was planning on going overseas for my higher education. However when I went to look for the academic requirements needed for the degree I was concerned when I found out that the qualifications that ...
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Cambridge University “overall grade”?

I'm from Brazil and the metric system for grades here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grading_systems_by_country#Brazil) is different from UK. So, I'm an undergraduate student who wants to apply to a ...
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Do German universities take mid-career international students for PhDs?

Do German universities (specifically, Technical Universities) take mid-career professionals from other countries (i.e., the USA) for PhD studies? I am trying to grasp how that process would work - ...
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PhD student failing

I have a phd student that is very smart. They had a small baby a few months before starting the PhD in a foreign country and then moved to do the PhD with their family in the UK. It has been 7 months ...
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Is there national/ethnic discrimination against Asians in U.S. graduate school admissions and in university faculty hiring

If this post is too long to read please skip to the last paragraph. I am currently an international undergrad at an US university, studying math. I am currently thinking of going to graduate school ...
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Can UK PhD studentships legally effectively bar EU applicants by stating that “all eligible applicants must also have been resident in the UK”?

I am aware that many UK PhD studentships are only open to UK/EU applicants (question 1, question 2). In my understanding, they cannot (pre-Brexit) legally discriminate between EU and UK applicants, ...
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How should one choose the research interest as an international student at current university?

I am currently a sophomore engineering international student at a relatively well-regarded university in Asia. I am planning to do an undergraduate research with a professor whose research area aligns ...
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Can a university provide information about a student's activities?

In the United States, if anyone, be it a relative, a colleague, potential employer, or colleague, requests to the pertinent department, in the university I study/ied in, certain information about ...
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Do social behavorial and economics (SBE) PhD students get funding in the US?

I am a Banking and Insurance graduate from India with 7.5 years of banking experience. I wish to pursue a combined MS and PhD in the SBE field. Do universities in the US fund such PhDs? By the way, I ...
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Can I apply for a masters degree in Canada with a three years bachelors degree from India?

I have a three years bachelors degree from a university in India(Top 10 by NIRF ranking). I want to do my masters in Canada but I have heard that a 4 years bachelor's degree is required. The thing is, ...
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What are possible outcomes when a PhD cannot be completed during the funding period?

Suppose a university provides a five-year PhD studentship (i.e., tuition waiver and monthly stipend). What are possible outcomes if the student doesn't complete their PhD in five years? Will the ...
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How to approach student in lab with very bad English?

Short version I am a senior postdoc in a research lab mentoring a first-year graduate student from another country, and he has very poor English: Would it be rude or unethical or just silly to ...
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Evidence of adequate funds for U.S. university

I am an international applying for graduate studies to some US universities. As part of the application process I need to show evidence that I, or a sponsor, have enough money to cover the cost of ...
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Options between graduating and starting gradschool [closed]

I am an international student currently in my last semester of college, graduating with both a mathematics and physics degree. I have always been interested in coding, and after doing a lot of ...
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Should I choose industry internship or research assistant job at the lab? [closed]

Currently, I'm a CS master student and I want to apply for a PhD program in the coming Fall. I'm interested in the system research (i.e., distributed system). Right now, I have two opportunities ...
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Received a mail from a collections agency

This is slightly long so please bear with me. This is for a friend and I'll be writing from his perspective. I am an international graduate student at the University A. In 2016 when I was receiving ...
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Should I include non-English textbooks in the course?

This is set up in a Russian university with English as a working language, but may apply to any university with a large share of international students. Suppose I'm listing a set of course materials, ...
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Master degree in 2 countries? [closed]

I am looking for international master degrees which are offered in 2 different countries. For example first year in Singapore and second year in Brasil. How can I find such universities or programs? ...
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Do international students need to take the SAT and TOEFL to study in the US?

I am from Colombia and would like to do grad school in the United States. It seems in order to study I need to take the SAT and TOEFL exams? Is this correct or does it depend on the university?
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Can a Master's program be continued at a university in another country?

I am working on my Master's in Norway as an international student. Unfortunately, international students aren't allowed more than 3 years for a Master's in Norway, but I've only completed 60 of the ...
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Were International Students discouraged from applying to the US this year?

This is out of curiously - were there many international applicants were planning to apply to the US this past admissions cycle but chose not to because of the current administration/political climate?...
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How do I email my professor about assigning me to a group?

I have a class project coming up, the professor asked us to form groups of 6. Everyone in class seems to know each other and have already started forming groups. Unfortunately, I don’t know anyone in ...
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My student's family won't let her study what she wants

Yesterday I had a tearful encounter in office hours with the most avid participant in the math class I teach, in which she related the following situation. She is an international student whose ...
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Should I add past full time experience for internship

I am an international student in Canada. Currently, I am pursuing Master's in Computer Science from a well reputed University and I am incline to apply for summer internships. Before coming to Canada, ...
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List of Research Institutes (excluding universities)!

There are many international rankings/lists for universities (e.g. QS ranking). However, I am interested in an science institute ranking/list that does not involve universities. Let me give you an ...
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Getting sealed transcripts from a German university

I have a degree from a university in Germany, which I'm now trying to get evaluated by an institution in another country. This institution requires that the transcripts be sent directly from the ...
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How to Proceed with International PhD Political Science Application With Avg Test Scores/Good GPAs [closed]

I've been going through the information available on different forums about the correlation between GRE scores and PhD admission rates. Statistics available on some university Websites indicate a ...
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How do I get a summer research position as an undergraduate? [closed]

All the questions here on this topic seem to be about masters/PhD students, so I'm not sure if that applies to me. I am an international student studying in the US, which means the only place I can ...
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Segregation rules for females studying in Saudi Arabia

Saudi universities are best in Middle East with nice modern programs and financing and scholarships. Unfortunately, as some of you may know, Saudi Arabia has special segregation rules for women ...
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How to survive the remaining 5 months of my postdoc in toxic environment?

I am international postdoc and 7 months into my 1 year postdoc. My PI is very young and the lab is relatively new. I chose this lab because after the interview I was convinced that the PI and I had ...
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My name on transcript has no surname. Should I list it as a “former name” when applying for universities in U.S.A. and Canada?

I'm in the process of applying to graduate schools in U.S.A. and Canada as an international student and run into this issue: The name displayed on my passport and national ID consists of first name, ...