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What is a PhD? Advice for PhD students

How long does it take to get a doctorate degree? How do you get into grad school? Are you qualified to do a PhD? Answers to these questions and more

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College tuition fee scams: how international students can protect themselves

A tuition fee expert proposes common-sense steps students and their families can take to protect themselves against fraudulent tuition payment schemes.

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Why the US College Rankings are designed for students

A guide to how the US College Rankings answer the most important questions students ask about universities

Essay writing

How to write a US college admissions essay

A step-by-step guide to writing your personal essay for US college applications

Scenic locations to study abroad

Top 10 scenic locations to study abroad

Stunning photography by international students captures the most scenic destinations to study abroad

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Survival guide for international students: your first 168 hours in the United States

A successful businessman who came to America as a young student shares his advice for incoming international students

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Five reasons why you should study in China

Research and anecdotes from students show that China is becoming more popular among international learners and that it has many benefits for graduate prospects

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Ultimate guide to moving to university

Packing experts share their tips on the best way to organise yourself for the big move