International Students

Studying in the United States can be an inspiring, exciting experience, but it can be difficult to finance. Education is very expensive in the United States; students and their families here pay a higher proportion of the cost of education compared to those in other countries, primarily through the payment of tuition and fees. The cost of living, too, can be high relative to that in other countries. Financial aid is limited and difficult to find. Foreign students must often compete with American students and other foreign students for the same limited funding.

The Upstate Medical University does not offer financial aid for international students in the Colleges of Medicine, Health Professions, or Nursing. Doctoral (i.e. PhD) students in the College of Graduate Studies may be considered for a graduate assistantships and tuition waivers through the College of Graduate Studies.

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