ERIC Number: ED350890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Funding To Attend Graduate School in the United States: An Update.
This report presents information on funds available for foreign graduate students wishing to attend graduate school in the United States. An opening paragraph notes that the information was gathered by administrators who work with the evaluation and training of international graduate students to prepare them for graduate teaching assistantships. The first section details the types of graduate assistantships generally available: (1) graduate research assistants (GRA); (2) graduate laboratory assistants (GLA); and (3) graduate teaching assistants (GTA) and international teaching assistants (ITA). This section describes what is generally expected in each category, noting, for instance, that the word "laboratory" can have multiple meanings and that teaching may include diverse duties. The following section discusses funds in the form of tuition reductions or waivers and stipends. The next section looks at English-proficiency testing for international students and the institutional context for university requirements. This section also lists states and state institutional systems where testing is required. Also covered are types of tests, training of international students, timing of training, and the cost of testing and training. A final section explains how GRA funding is controlled and describes some problems students may encounter. Appended is a checklist for potential graduate students. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: English Proficiency Test; Graduate Research Assistants; Tuition Waivers
Note: Paper presented at the OSEAS European Conference (La Grande Motte, France, December 3, 1991).