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Introducing Our New Digital Resource — The International Applicant’s Guide to a Ph.D.


How do you start the process of earning a Ph.D. in the United States?

The United States is a go-to destination for the brightest graduate students looking to earn the highest degree and perform cutting-edge research in their chosen field. However, there are a lot of components to consider when preparing to apply and study in the US. That is why we developed this guide, to be a one-stop resource with all the information you need to start studying in America.  

To learn more about what it takes to begin a Ph.D. in the USA, we invite you to explore our new digital resource. 

Check out the digital resource, The International Applicant’s Guide to a Ph.D.:  Applying, Funding, Living Abroad, and Everything In Between.

With this resource, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn what a strong Ph.D. application looks like for international students, and explore the application requirements.
  • Understand Ph.D. funding, as well as the visa and tax processes for international students studying in the U.S.
  • Explore the healthcare, housing, and travel options available to students.
  • Receive advice from a current international student studying at SMU.

The-International-Applicants-Guide-to-a-PhD-1We hope this guide will answer all of your questions about applying, studying, and living in the U.S. If you would like more information, we invite you to subscribe to our graduate blog, Advancing the Field, for articles and resources specifically for Ph.D. students. You can also request more information or email us with your questions. We hope this resource helps you along your graduate school journey!

Explore our digital resource — The International Applicant’s Guide to a Ph.D. — for all you need to know about earning a Ph.D. in the United States.

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