Guest Post by Keck Graduate Institute’s Assistant Director of Recruitment.
Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) provides several ways for students, and specifically international students, to be able to cover the costs of tuition, fees and living at KGI.
KGI’s tuition is very competitive with other graduate schools throughout the state of California and the United States and lower than the average professional program such as an MBA.
Our current tuition (Fall 2012) is $37,900 for our Master of Bioscience Program and $25,200 for our Postdoctoral Professional Masters program.
On average, international students should expect approximately $16,000 in housing, food and transportation per year.
Fellowships are awarded to MBS applicants for multiple reasons. We offer three types of fellowship awards:
- Need-based aid is awarded to those students who have a financial need for additional funding. This is determined by the responses to the Fellowship Application for MBS applicants only.
- Merit-based aid is awarded to those students that have exceptional academic accolades and achievements. Student performance on the fellowship assessment is also taken into consideration for merit-based aid.
- Named Fellowships are awarded to students who meet the specific criteria set forth by our generous donors. Please see the Fellowship page for a sampling of our named fellowships.
KGI also offers a unique opportunity for international students in the form of an international student loan through the KGI International Student Loan Fund.
With a job placement rate of approximately 95% after graduating and with an average salary of $70,000 starting, the return on the investment you make on your education at KGI is strong and your ability to pay back your loans becomes easier.
Amanda Wirtz is Assistant Director of Recruitment at www.kgi.edu
If you are looking for Masters and PhD programs in Biotech, check out KGI.