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questions regarding international students in the U.S

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:04 am
by irockhard
I understand that grad schools expect foreign students to have really high GRE scores. Some schools even look at their applications in a separate pool. And the competition is extremely intense.

But what about international students who attend U.S universities? Do I face the same situation?

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:44 am
by grae313
This has been addressed in some threads this year. The concensus seems to be that you will be considered as an international student in terms of funding, but as a domestic student in terms of academic expectations. However, because it is more difficult to fund you as an international student, I would not be surprised if it was a little bit tougher for you as a "domestic international."

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:01 am
by irockhard
why is it harder for schools to fund international students? Could you explain to me a little bit more?
I am guessing for public schools, they can only use tax money and other government sponsorships, like NSF funds for u.s citizens.
But what about private universities?

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:06 am
by butsurigakusha
Even at private schools, most of the funding comes from government sources.

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:11 am
by quizivex
After hearing about all the devastating budget cuts across the board for science, I'm worrying that grad schools won't be able to fund (and hence admit) as many students this year... looks like it'll be harder for everyone to get in :(

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:20 am
by twistor
Yeah, I was worried about that too. I keep getting emails from APS about how screwed we are.