FAQs International Students
Why do I need a letter of support?
We recognize the value of international students, but are limited in the financial support we can provide for them. To ensure that international students have funding and can maintain their U.S. visa status, we require a supporting mentor letter at the time of application.
This mentor support letter does not oblige the student to do his/her dissertation research in the lab of that supporting mentor. Rather, if in the process of doing rotations the international student finds another mentor who can provide financial support, then the student would be free to join that lab