Opportunity for foreign student

I’m an Asian student. Are there any chances for students like me to go to a medical school in the United States?


Thank you for your question! As a non-U.S. resident, you definitely have the opportunity to get into a U.S. medical school. Generally, the requirements will be the same for you as for U.S. college graduates. You can learn about those requirements by clicking on “requirements” on the navigation bar. You must also have a student visa to study in the United States.

The main difference is that you may have trouble getting financial aid from the traditional sources. This is a statement from UCLA:

“In order to be considered for admission, applicants who are not U.S. citizens and who reside in this country on a student visa will have to provide sufficient guarantee of financial support for their educational needs. Due to rapidly diminishing sources of financial assistance, we must exclude students who are neither citizens of the U.S.A. or permanent residents from consideration for scholarship funds and other financial aid in the form of loans.

Application procedures and admission requirements are the same for foreign applicants as for students who are citizens of the United States.”

You will want to check the policy for each specific school that you are applying to. Best of luck to you and get working on that student visa!