Important Information for International Students Intending to Study Medicine
International students who perform well academically at Amherst College often have opportunities for further study in the U.S. For example, international students have graduated from Amherst and entered Ph.D. programs at U.S. universities with substantial scholarship support. However, there is one important exception for students interested in medical training leading to the M.D. degree.
We welcome first-year and transfer applications from international students! Typically, about 12 percent of our students come from secondary schools or universities outside the United States: approximately 10% are non-U.S. citizens who come from over 55 countries; another 2% hold dual citizenship with the U.S. and another country and have lived or studied outside the U.S.
If you receive any assistance from an organization outside of the College, this aid must be taken into consideration in calculating your financial aid award. For this reason, you are required to report any such aid, regardless of amount, to the Office of Financial Aid.
All financial aid at Amherst is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. You show financial need if the resources that are available to you are not sufficient to cover your student budget. The College expects that your parents will assist to the greatest extent their income and assets will permit and that you will share in the cost of your education through working, borrowing, and saving.
Students from Canada are eligible for all financial assistance provided from Amherst College funds. Canadian students may be referred to their provincial student loan programs in fulfilling the self-help component of a financial aid award. Application instructions are found in Applying for Aid. All financial entries in the Financial Aid PROFILE form or other documents (except tax returns) submitted to the College shoul