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The International Applicant's
Guide to a PhD

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Thinking About Graduate Study
in the United States? 

For the past several years, the United States has been the go-to destination for competitive, graduate degree-seeking international students. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of doctoral degrees conferred in the U.S. increased 53% from 2000 to 2018.

Whatever your reason for considering international study for your PhD, you probably have some questions and maybe even a few concerns. 

In this guide we'll prepare you to apply with confidence, share tips for living abroad, and answer common questions like:

  • What are the requirements for a PhD in the U.S.?
  • Why are IELTS and TOEFL exam scores required to apply?
  • What is the cost of PhD in U.S for international students?
  • How can international students fund a PhD in the U.S.?

What are the requirements for a PhD in the U.S.?

Your application is a representation of yourself on paper. How can you demonstrate your unique determination to advance in your chosen field of study? Access our guide for professional advice to help you prepare your most successful PhD application.


How can international students fund a PhD in the U.S.?

As an international student in the U.S. there are several different options for funding your PhD degree. Download the guide to explore the differences and availability of the various types of funding sources for international students pursuing doctoral study in the United States.

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