Vanderbilt International Scholar Program
The Vanderbilt International Scholar Program (VISP) is designed to recruit outstanding international students into Vanderbilt’s Biomedical Research programs and support them throughout their studies. VISP is one of the University’s many programs that are a part of Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos’s initiative to increase internationalization on campus.
Currently, three programs are run under the umbrella of the Vanderbilt International Scholar Program. International students applying for five specific PhD programs will be considered by VISP for support of their graduate studies at Vanderbilt University. For more information about this, click on the link for VISP PhD Studies.
International undergraduate students considering careers in biomedical research and looking for additional research experience can apply for the Vanderbilt International Summer Research Academy (VISRA). We offer two sections of VISRA – a larger program during the traditional American summer and a smaller section in January and February for those students who live in the Southern Hemisphere and cannot attend during the American summer. For more information about our summer program, click on the link for VISRA Undergraduate Experience.
Vanderbilt Medical Center Primary Investigators can apply for assistance to bring a foreign-enrolled graduate student to Vanderbilt as part of an ongoing research collaboration through our Short Term Fellowship program. For more information about this, please click on the link to your left.
Questions about any of our programs can be directed to VISP@vanderbilt.edu.
VISP PhD Studies
VISP’s mission is to allow outstanding international students the opportunity to receive graduate training in Biomedical Research at Vanderbilt University. Scholars will be selected from applicants to five PhD programs. Please continue to explore our website to learn more!
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VISRA Undergraduate Experience
The Vanderbilt International Summer Research Academy allows undergraduate level international students to get a taste of biomedical research at a high caliber US University. VISRA is one-of-a-kind in the opportunity that it offers specifically to international students. We invite you to learn more!
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