Dith Vader Posted January 16, 2010 Share Posted January 16, 2010 So, apparently, being an international applicant may work against me because funding is more difficult to come by (?) or the school gets more funding for local students or there's limited funding for foreign students. I've also heard that enrolling more international student costs more because of all the facilities and extra help that they might require. Is there any other disadvantages to being foreign that anyone can think of? Is there a difference between private and public universities in this case? What about Master's as opposed to funded PhD? On the plus side, international students add more cultural diversity to the campus --but economically speaking, I don't think it gives anything to the university except for more international applicants? I'm unclear about this. I know it's seen as favorable to have a culturally diverse student body, but what sort of advantage is it, really? Unless the program is something akin to history, sociology or anthropology, I can't see why having international students would be worth the trouble (I'm an international applicant here so I'm playing the devil's advocate). However, I went to Australia for my undergrad and they have a different system there. Local students study with funding from the government whereas international students pay the full fee, which is almost twice the amount that locals pay. Since funding from the government tends to take a long time to trickle down, universities there actually like admitting international students. What's the system like in the U.S.? What's the funding like for international students --or is there any at all from the government? What are the real costs and advantages for universities admitting foreign students? I've been browsing the forums to find a similar topic, but I haven't found any conclusive info on it. If anyone's on the admission board of any uni, your input will be much appreciated --not that I'm not interested in hearing what everyone has to say about it! Thanks in advance!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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