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Graduate & Professional Student Resources

Resources for students from immigrant and refugee backgrounds who are interested in graduate or professional school

There are some excellent resources from UA partners and other organizations that define your options for graduate school as a student from an immigrant or refugee background. Check out:

Check out these tools recommended by our partners in the UA First Cats office. They can help you search for graduate programs and track your search to stay organized.

There are financial aid and scholarship options available to students from immigrant and refugee backgrounds who are interested in graduate school. Many of these options only exist for grad students such as fellowships and assistantships. Check out the scholarships from:

Learn about fellowships and assistantships from Immigrants Rising's Life After College Guide.

Many graduate and professional programs require an entrance exam such as the GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and LSAT. Different programs require different exams. There are some free resources available for some of the tests. For others, please check-in with a cultural center, academic advisor, or mentor to see what additional test-prep resources might be available.

  • GRE (use by most Ph.D. and master's programs)
  • LSAT (for law school)

For more about what these entrance exams are, visit Immigrants Rising's Life After College Guide.

Staying motivated to apply and attend graduate school can be difficult. Check out the advice and reflections from undocumented students about how they navigated different graduate programs. This UndocuGrad series of interviews offers knowledge, resources, and a sense of community to undocumented students considering applying to and/or currently studying in graduate school. 

Medical School & Health-Related Fields

Checkout these resources from Pre-Health Dreamers, a "network and community of over 1000 health career bound undocumented students, and their allies, across the United States, representing various career interests." Connect with other pre-health undocumented students through their peer network and learn about financial aid options.

Law School

Checkout this Law School Resource Guide from Immigrants Rising. This includes information about: LSAT preparation (the exam to get into law schools), funding, and applying and choosing a law school. Here is the Law School Guide for Undocumented Students