Best US universities/ colleges for biology courses?

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Post by mith » Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:11 pm

International students are at the bottom of the pile when scholarships are concerned, srry.
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Post by tempmem » Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:46 am

If you are a top student then the chances are high that you get into a good university with funding. Mostly top private universities and rich liberal arts colleges have funding for international students and there are quite a few that meed full demonstrated need of admitted students. Here is a list http://intlscholarships.googlepages.com. You can also compare the number of international students and the average aid awarded to international students from this chart http://www.oacac.com/docs/IntlFinAid.xls. Don't just think of repute; small liberal arts colleges are very good and produce a lot of graduates that go on to top grad programs. But, one thing you have to understand by the liberal arts US education system is that you will have to study other subjects besides your major and major-related subjects.

Definitely international students have fewer opportunities than US students but still there are places. Good LUCK!

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Post by AstusAleator » Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:24 am

haha, I think people misunderstood my meaning of "good time"
A good time could be defined as sittin in a lab at 3am.
The point was that whatever your goals are, you'll have a good time achieving them.
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Post by Dustfinger » Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:23 am

Rosaliin it's very difficult to get into a top US University as an overseas student. I think it's easier to get into a top English university ( such as Cambridge and Oxford). Does it have to be USA ?
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Post by rosalin » Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:42 am

no, it doesn't really HAVE to be USA in particular but v had "plan ur career b4 its 2 late" sessions at school & v were told that USA is a top destinaton when it comes to scientific reasearch & though scholarships fr international students r rare but its better to take undergraduate study in the same country where u wish to persue 'further' studies . so i was just trying to look around for options. :?
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Post by kjle » Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:52 am

well USA is definitely an option, but not necessarily your best option. As it has been said, it's quite tough to get into the top US universities. You would probably have better luck trying for a US university that isn't among the best (but still good), or pursue English universities.
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Post by Dustfinger » Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:28 am

http://www.ox.ac.uk (Oxford University)
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http://www.cam.ac.uk
(Cambridge University)
Much more easier to get an admission here, and they are really top universities too.
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Post by James » Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:09 pm

British universities would be more than willing to take the money from an overseas student.

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Post by rosalin » Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:20 pm

James wrote:British universities would be more than willing to take the money from an overseas student.


does that mean education in U.K for international students is not exactly affordable?
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Post by MrMistery » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:10 pm

i did some research. Tuition+food+accomodations+general expenses average around 10.000 pounds per year... Not exactly cheap
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Post by James » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:10 pm

Well, at Oxford or Cambridge, you'd pay extra fees that a UK resident wouldnt pay.However, you should do some research. Eg, http://www.cam.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/international/costs.html, http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/io/finance.shtml.

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