Please note that admittance to the Neuroscience Training Program is highly selective, as we have limited funding available to support international students during the laboratory rotation period.
Do we provide financial support for international applicants?
Due to the fact that most of the Program’s funding is earmarked for U.S. citizens, we accept approximately ONE new international student each year with the understanding that the Program is unable to fund the student directly. Therefore, you should make every effort to apply for grants and fellowships in your home country if you are interested in training with the NTP or make arrangements with a faculty member you want to work with regarding your financial support.
In addition to the standard admissions process, in some cases the Neuroscience Training Program allows faculty trainers to directly sponsor a student for admission into the program. The admissions committee is responsible for all final admissions decisions and will consider these applicants along with the entire applicant pool for a given admission year. Faculty sponsored students will be required to participate in lab rotations during their first year, during which time they will be financially supported by the sponsoring faculty trainer. It is expected that the sponsor will host one of the rotations and the student’s likely course will be to join the sponsor’s lab after their rotations. However, the student will be able to join the lab of their choice upon completion of rotations.
In addition to the $75 non-refundable application fee, a $6.00 international document processing fee will also be charged. Both fees will be processed during the submission of your application.
**If you have secured funding from a scholarship, fellowship or faculty member, please e-mail the Neuroscience Training Program at firstname.lastname@example.org to bring this to our attention. Please include in your e-mail any letters or documents proving you have been awarded this and what the award entails so we can best advise you moving forward.