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The International Applicant’s Guide to a Ph.D.

Applying, Funding, Living Abroad, and Everything In Between

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

The International Applicant's Guide to a Ph.D. 

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What are the requirements for a Ph.D. in the USA?

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 Ph.D. application.





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

As an international student in the U.S. there are several different options for funding your Ph.D. 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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