School of Biomedical Sciences

International Students

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The School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth welcomes international students and visitors from across the globe to train in our programs and conduct research in our laboratories.

We encourage prospective students from the international community to explore our programs and consider joining us as we transform the lives of the next generation of scientists, educators and caregivers and create solutions to health challenges that impact communities around the world.

New and current students

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Find resources and information to help prepare you for your time at HSC.

Future students

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Explore our programs and learn more about the admissions process.

International Student Association

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ISA represents and provides support to students of international origin.

Student stories

Michael Donkor Sbs Grad Copy 768x960 CopyA recent School of Biomedical Sciences graduate wants to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients by stopping the spread of tumors throughout the body.

Michael Donkor, PhD, created a vaccine that stops the spread of breast cancer to the lungs. The project, which he conducted for his dissertation research, was successful in mouse models and could be expanded to test the vaccine in other pre-clinical settings.

“What we wanted to do differently was to tackle metastasis and not the primary tumor itself,” Donkor said. “We identified the lung as one of the most frequent sites of cancer metastasis and engineered a vaccine based on nanotechnology to induce an immune response against the tumor. The goal was to prevent tumor cells from other parts of the body from seeding in the lungs.”

Though Fort Worth is a long way from Ghana, he found a welcoming community that included several international students from his home country. They also came to the HSC School of Biomedical Sciences for research opportunities they didn’t have back home.

“The students from Ghana kept me confident,” Donkor said. “We are like a family. We get together and celebrate when someone achieves something, and we rely on each other for help.”

That encouragement from his friends and fellow students combined with the support of the School of Biomedical Sciences faculty were keys to success for Donkor.