Hello fellow prospective/current students!.I Have some questions about the application process
I live in Europe,and i am currently finishing my 2nd year(out of the 4) in a B.Sc program in chemistry and i would like to apply to a US/Canadian uni for post graduate studies
I finish the degree at around spring 2016 ,and i want to start the graduate studies at fall 2016.
-(1)When should i apply for the fall 2016 sessions?
According to some research i've done i came to the conclusion that i should apply one year earlier (fall-winter 2015) if i want to start at fall of 2016
So ,i should take the gre/toefl test ,at around the summer of 2015.The thing ,is that by fall 2015 i wont have completed the degree ,ill still have 1 year left ,so ,it does seem a bit odd to me that i should apply for a graduate program before i have finished my B.Sc .
Is that how it works in the US? Or should i first finish the bachelor ,and apply for fall 2017
-(2)About financial support ,given that i do not have sufficient funds to support the whole thing ,are there any viable options for my situation? I think that most graduate programs ,offer a stipend and financial support ,through fellowships/ assistantships ,but that raised a question: If graduate students do not actually pay for tuition ,what is the(financial) benefit for the university ?
Apart from uni jobs( eg fellowships) ,is it possible for someone with a student visa(immigrant) to get a job outside uni?(part time ,of course)
If all of the above(the stipend ,etc) are not possible ,is getting a student loan ,a viable thing?
-(3)If and when i finish the graduate studies in the US ,and the student visa expires ,is there any way that i can get a permanent citizenship? I have heard that you can get one ,either by finding a permanent job ,or by marrying a us citizen.
-Thank you in advance