Let’s be honest, it’s probably a lot cheaper and a lot less of a hassle to find a PhD program in the country you live in. You potentially have to spend money visiting the school, and then there are also the flight, overweight baggage fees, and international student tuition costs to consider. Even before all of that, there are essential forms you need to fill out to obtain your student visa. But don’t despair! It’s a daunting process, but it can be broken down into manageable steps. This post will hopefully shed some light into this complicated process.