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Is it possible to take overseas trips to see family while completing a US PhD?

I am in the final course of my bachelor degree program. I am from the country of Georgia. I am aiming to complete a PhD in USA without a master's degree in a mathematics field. So I have one question ...
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UK visa- does certificate of sponsorship still necessary when your postdoc salary covered by a outside institution?

I got a postdoctoral scholarship from a Turkish Science Institution. It covers a monthly stipend for a year and travel expenses. A university in the UK accepted me as a "postdoctoral fellow"....
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How to take leaves as a Visiting Researcher? [closed]

I am a PhD student employed by a German university, and I am in the middle of a six-month J1 visa in the US as a visiting researcher in another university, still paid by my German employer. Those six ...
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Can one attend a conference in the UK with a mere tourist visa?

Is it ok to attend a conference on a tourist visa, or is it considered "unpaid work"? I am going to a conference in England in December. As a French citizen, I wondered if I needed a visa, ...
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I am an international PhD student and I want to do a visiting research VISA, Which type of visa should I do ? ( I want finance myself )

I am a Tunisian PhD student, at my last year of PhD, I found a lab from UK and I want to do a visiting research PhD with them (during 7 months), PS: I will finance myself. I don't have a big ...
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Should I look for a job in a foreign country before I get there to pursue my Ph.D.? [closed]

I got accepted to a Ph.D. program in New Zealand. For now, I have enough funding to cover only my first year of study, which is why I plan to work in that country while I study. Is it advisable to ...
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Should I accept offers from universities in two different countries to account for any possible uncertainties in getting visas?

I’ve received an offer letter for B.Sc Computer Science from San Francisco State University (CA, USA) and Wilfrid Laurier University (ON, Canada). After accepting the offer letter from SFSU, I also ...
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What is the exact rule for 12 months work permit find period after PhD study

Does anybody know about the exact rules that a PhD student have work find permit period after studies? I need to know exactly how long after studies could someone stay for finding job? Another ...
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J-1 Postdoc visa, sponsor change

I have two postdoctoral job offers (both under the J-1 category, different sponsors). My questions are: If I apply for J-1 with the DS-160 issued by one of the sponsors, if my visa is eventually ...
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tt Assistant Professor position in math at a smaller university or liberal arts college [closed]

I have some questions on the prospects to get a tt Assistant Professor position in math at a smaller university or liberal arts college in the US as a foreigner. I am from a european country and on ...
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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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How to manage work permit stress along with research work? [closed]

Since academia especially in postdoctoral contracts requires researchers to move around, I suppose being in academia in the long-term would make most people think about the work permit/visa situation ...
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Do I have the right to work in the UK?

I'm a graduate student in the United States in biomedical sciences applying for a postdoctoral research associate job at a university in the UK. In the online application, it asks "Do you have ...
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Working hours of a TVL13/50% contract

I have an offer of a TVL13/50% contract for a PhD in Germany. This corresponds to roughly a 20h work-week. Visa-wise, I must adhere to the following constraint: The temporary residence permit ...
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Applying for a PhD during the pandemic

A buddy of mine who lives in Amsterdam told me that it is not a good idea to apply for a PhD as an international student because the chance of getting admission is narrow these days. I would just pay ...
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Returning to the US as faculty during COVID [closed]

Question: I am a non-US citizen on an H1B visa trying to return from the EU (Germany) to the US to teach face-to-face classes this Fall. What are my options to get across the border as long as the ...
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How to respond to professor about visa problems when applying for a post-doc?

Currently I'm in the process of my post-doc application in the US, but I may encounter some inevitable problems with my visa (J-1) application. The professor said that they have not had any scientists ...
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UK Uni: modify FTE after offer?

This might be a silly question, apologies in advance. I've received an informal offer for a fixed-term, part-time (0.3FTE) teaching position at a UK university. Now, because of Brexit, as a EU ...
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Can I work as a postdoc with EAD as a J-2 visa holder?

My wife started to work with a J-1 visa in the US as a postdoc. I am also a scientist, but i am here as a spouse with J-2 visa. I would like to know, if is it possible to work as a postdoc with ...
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How long does it take to get a green card as a US faculty?

I'm European and I'm about to accept a tenure-track position in the US where I will come up for tenure review after 2 years (i.e. get tenure after 3), as I have already spent a number of years in a ...
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Transfer from a Hungarian to an Austrian University for non European student

Can a non EU student transfer from a Hungarian university, for example Eötvös Loránd University, to an Austrian university, and if yes do you have to go through the same procedure that you would in ...
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Is it ok to withdraw from a PhD when receiving another job offer?

I received admission to a Ph.D. offer in the US with an assistantship that would cover my tuition and living expenses for Fall 2021. At the same time, I received a 10 days consultancy contract with ...
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Becoming a professor at a liberal arts college with H1B visa

I am an international student on an F-1 visa in the United States and planning to pursue a PhD in mathematics. I've been looking into career options after graduation, and lots of people from my ...
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For non-English-speaking countries: Can I use my PhD to prove my knowledge of English for a UK visa?

I was browsing through the needed documents for a skilled worker visa and I found that I need to prove my level of English as a requirement, but I've also found that I need a UK PhD certificate (I ...
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What does it mean "English proficiency" for a J-1 visa? [closed]

English is not my native language. Meanwhile, sometimes I should read and write in English due to various reasons and work duties. In most cases, I understand a lot of (approx 80% and more) from the ...
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Doing an unpaid Post-Doc in the US with own savings, visa

I was wondering if it is possible to do an unpaid post-doc in the united states (Boston, MIT) for one year, especially in regards to the needed visa (I am german). I am unsure if I would be eligible ...
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I'm international PhD student and I may get terminated soon. Advice urgently needed

Apologies if this is not the right place to ask this question, but I absolutely need advice. I am currently third-year international PhD student living in United States on F1 visa and full funding. So ...
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Withdrawing from present studies in order to be allowed to apply for another one? Asking for clarification of a clause in my admission letter

I'm a second-year PhD student studying in a foreign country on a student visa, and I've been admitted to another PhD program in another foreign country (so I'm planning to leave the current program ...
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Paper excluded from conference proceedings

Last year I submitted a paper to a IEEE conference that was going to be held in the US. I got funding from my university and registered to attend the conference. Unfortunately, my visa was rejected, ...
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Can F1 students work simultaneously on-campus and off-campus with a total of 22 hours during academic year?

I am an international Ph.D. student with F1 status. I'm wondering is it possible to simultaneously work as Research Assistant (20 hours/week, on-campus) and also work on part-time CPT (2 hours/week, ...
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How to put a position you could not attend due to visa problems in CV?

I was offered a PhD position from university X with a research assistantship from company Y both in U.S., but I could not attend because my US visa application got refused. Now I am wondering if I can ...
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How much time do I have after drop out to come back to my country? [closed]

I am a full funded international student of PhD grade in US. I like to know if I drop out the study, how much time do I have to stay in US before come back to my country?
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May F1 students with a US PhD receive their stipend if they leave the country? [closed]

I am considering returning to my home country since my PhD classes are being offered optionally online (which means we can take them both in person or online) for the fall semester, and the US state I ...
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How difficult it is to get a TT in the U.S. after leaving the country?

I completed my higher ed in the U.S. (from B.A. to Ph.D.) and have been in this country for 12 years. I received a TT offer from a teaching university ( I didn't enjoy it but appreciated the ...
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Does the salary of a PhD student at a German university meet the financial requirement for a German Student Visa?

This is a question for Nationals from Australia, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of South Korea, United States of America who have successfully obtained their Student Visa/...
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Should I feel guilty for quitting postdoc due to immigration status?

Background: I hold citizenship of a country included in the Exchange Visitor Skill list for J1 visa holders (my research area, biological sciences, is on the list as well). My postdoc project is ...
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Visa application for PhD studies Australia [closed]

I want to commence my PhD studies in Melbourne as an international student. I have come to know that I need to enroll my child in australian school for submitting visa application via homeaffairs ...
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Taking a year off from Master program due to severe injury and doing online courses as I am not fit for work.(Future Prospects)

Since I have taken a year off from my Master's program due to a severe accident, all I am doing now are online courses as I am not fit to do any work. But will this in a way affect my future prospects ...
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Extended position start date. How to extend it again while waiting for waiver?

I was on a Fulbright in the US during my Ph.D., and returned to my country upon completion of my studies. I was in the US on a J1 visa, which requires that you return to your home country for two ...
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Is there an English Proficiency Test with lifetime validity? [closed]

IELTS and TOEFL are valid for a period of 2 years only. Is there any English language proficiency test with a lifetime (or more than 2 years) validity? Which is the scope of the test, in terms of ...
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I received an offer letter from a university abroad, should I continue to interview locally until my visa application goes through?

I have received an offer letter from a university abroad, which I am likely to accept. The country however has a very stringent immigration policy and a very complicated and lengthy visa application ...
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Accepting two offers for PhD in USA before April 15th

Suppose I accept two offers before April 15th and then get two I-20s issued. It is up to me to choose the one university I want to go to and I am the one who has to complete the SEVIS formalities by ...
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Academic conference visa for China

Salam. Has anyone ever applied to any conference in China? I am having difficulty in filing visa application here in NZ. The Chinese embassy has returned my application without processing twice and ...
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writing letter of support for H1-B visa applicant

I can't find a suitable tag for my question. I hope I'm posting to the right place. I apologize if not. I'm a prof in CS in US. I have been asked to write a letter of support for a graduate (BSc), ...
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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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Do universities in the USA help postdoc researchers with the visa process?

I am currently at the end of my PhD and will be defending my thesis in the next two weeks. I have been offered a postdoc position at a university in the USA that is set to begin in October 2018. I ...
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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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Invited talk had to be withdraw for visa reason, can it be on CV?

I had been invited to give a talk at a summer school abroad, but had to cancel due to a complex visa issue that could not be foreseen at the time I accepted to give the talk: it turns out that I'll be ...
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Is it worth it to self-fund for research experience post undergrad? Is it possible?

I have just finished my undergraduate degree and plan to apply to grad school in Cognitive Psychology. I know my field and am in touch with researchers, some of whom I have approached for a post bac ...
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Can I conduct independent research and publish a paper on a H4 visa?

I am in the USA on H-4 visa (family member of a H-1B visa holder which is an employee visa), waiting for my Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Can I conduct independent research and publish a ...