Tips For Applying To A US Graduate School As An International Student


Many people from across the world dream of going to an American graduate school. The good news is that it is possible for international students to study abroad in these schools and many manage to do it every year. In this guide, we are going to give you some tips on applying to a US graduate school as an international student. Make sure to keep reading if you'd like to find out more.

Assess Your Englishโ€‹ 

Graduate schools that are based in the US are going to be taught in English, so you need to make sure that you are fluent in this. This does not just mean being able to read English, you need to be able to write long essays and complete projects in English. You might also need to take a TOEFL which tests your ability to speak English.

Research The Schools

It is very important that you do as much research as possible when it comes to applying to a graduate school in the US. You need to know that the school that you are choosing is right for you and that you know what the deadlines are. Different schools have different deadlines and if you live further away you might find that your transcripts and application might take longer to get there. Do a lot of research, find out everything you need to know, and you should be okay.  

Prepare For The GREโ€‹

The GRE is a test that many graduate schools ask their applicants to take in order to assess their suitability for the school. This is a difficult test and so you are going to need to prepare for it thoroughly. The good news is that there are plenty of guides and extra classes that you can take to prepare you for this test. Find out more about the best test prep courses using this link: Best GRE Test Prep Course for 2018-2019 + Practice Tests which will inform you about the best guides that are available for the GRE.

Research The Costsโ€‹

Graduate school can be very expensive, especially in the USA. You will be expected to pay some very high fees for each year that you go to the school and so you need to be prepared to pay these. Make sure that you do the necessary research on the costs of going to your dream graduate school. This includes the fees, the living costs and money that you'll need for books and other materials. You might find that you can get some financial aid or grants because you are coming from another country. You'll find out more about this online so do your research.

Final Verdict

It is very possible that you can go to a US graduate school if you do the necessary research. Make sure that you plan well enough in advance when it comes to deadlines and you should be able to get into the graduate school that you have always dreamed of!



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