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 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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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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How should I stay in touch with the professor with whom I have arranged an internship?

This professor has accepted me for an undergrad research internship in 2017. How should I stay in touch and continue our email conversations for the following months? I did ask her to send me some ...
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Misunderstood exam question with consequences for incorrect answer

I suspect a student misread an exam question worth 10 points (exam out of 120). Aside from this one student, the rest all understood the question and the average grade was 8.2/10 for this question. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can an international student gain admission to medical school in the USA?

I have been an international student in the US for quite a few years now (since 11th grade, 4 years to be exact), and I have always been interested in studying medicine in order to become a doctor. ...
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Is it realistic to apply to a Master at MIT, Harvard, Yale, Berkeley, Stanford with a Bachelor of a German Fachhochschule? [closed]

I am a 31 year old German Bachelor-student in his 5th semester in a University of Applied Sciences, studying in Business Information Systems. The total time for receiving the Bachelor is 7 semesters. ...
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Why is getting your PhD in Iran invalid for obtaining a post-doc position in the US?

My friend earned her PhD in Tehran Iran, I assume from the primary university. She received many awards and published several articles in Condensed-Matter/Cosmology. However when she applied to ...
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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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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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Are both GRE and TOEFL a must for a PhD program in the US? Or only TOEFL will suffice?

I have completed my masters in English Literature from India and now want to do my PhD from the US. Should I take both the tests, i.e. TOEFL and GRE? Or only TOEFL will be enough? And if I need to ...
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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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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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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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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 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, ...
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Dealing with students who sent email with empty body but the homework attached

I am responsible for the exercises for a graduate course. The students submit their solutions via email and all of them send a normal email: greeting me and telling that the solutions file is attached ...
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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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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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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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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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PhD funding 1st year

I am a Spanish student who is intending to apply for a PhD in electrical engineering in some US colleges. As far as I read in the web pages of the graduate schools, they financially support all the ...
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Healthcare in the U.S for foreign graduate students

I will be moving to the U.S next year to start my MS in Chemistry, and one of the things that are still not clear to me is how healthcare works in America. I know that you have to purchase an ...
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What are UK A-levels worth in the USA?

Background: I was born and raised in the United Kingdom and have a number of GCSEs and A-Levels. I am now living in the United States (by marriage/green card), and am looking to apply for jobs. Some ...
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Using previous student essays as examples

I teach English as a second language to pre-college adults in the U.S., and I'm interested in the idea of using essays from previous students as examples in a writing class. At a previous institution ...
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Does applying for a PhD program directly make more sense in my case than for a second master program first?

I recently decided to apply for either a Ph.D. or a second-master program in computer science in the US. Educational Background: I earned my undergraduate degrees in economics and mathematics (...
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Is it easier to get funding for a master's degree in North America or in Europe?

I'm getting my Bachelor's degree in Physics in a year and a half, I have a good GPA (~3.6/4.0) and I can score ~7.0 or higher in IELTS exam. Which offers better chances for a scholarship for a Master'...
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How can a department head recruit international students?

I had a brief skype job interview for the position of department head at a mid-size/rank university in England. One of the key questions was about my plans for the international student recruitment. ...
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No proper reply from professor after acceptance

I had applied for an academic internship after my undergraduate studies. The professor has accepted me for the internship. But since then he has not properly replied to my emails. I need his letter ...
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What options does an international PhD student in UK have to fund his PhD? [closed]

I am in the final year of my PhD and have some dues to clear. Unfortunately, I don't have enough funds to pay my fees. What options do I have, being an international student, to obtain financial ...
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How to score class participation, correcting for natural outspokenness?

When my students ask questions and participate in discussion, class is more thoughtful, more fun, and more effective. I encourage their participation by checking in with them regularly, and making ...
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Can international students in USA intern in summer in industry?

Can international PhD students go do internships during summer in industries? Does their F1 visa status allow this? From how I see it, this is neither an OPT or a CPT. I asked my International ...
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Where to advertise PhD positions without paying a fee?

We have several opening in our group working in the field of computer science and electrical engineering (more specifically digital system design). We put an advertisement in our webpage and also ...
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Is January admission possible/common? MSc Statistics in Canada [closed]

I am interested in studying for a master's degree in statistics as an international student in Canada. I would like to begin my studies at the earliest opportunity and so would like to start in early ...