Physics Students From Abroad: Monitoring the Continuing Impact of Visa Problems

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Physics Students From Abroad: Monitoring the Continuing Impact of Visa Problems

September 2005
Michael Neuschatz and Patrick J. Mulvey

This page report documents the impact of visa regulations on international students in US physics graduate programs during the Fall of 2004. It quantifies the number of first-year international students who enrolled and the proportion who were denied entrance or substantially delayed due to visa difficulties. The report describes changes in visa denial rates and international student enrollment patterns compared to two years earlier. It also discusses the visa problems experienced by non-US citizen faculty, postdocs and previously enrolled students when they tried to return from travel abroad.