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Study in the U.S.A.

The International Country of Dreams

From academic excellence to a multi-cultural living experience, the U.S.A. is full of promise. The United States of America is the land where dreams come true – a destination for the perfect new beginning. Being the leading study destination globally, the U.S.A. has some of the most premier universities, including the Ivy League. These universities offer versatile and flexible higher education options to international students looking to fulfil their dreams! The U.S.A. is also the home to the evolution of S.T.E.M. education.

Why Study in the U.S.A.?

The U.S.A. offers the world’s finest education systems and flexibility to choose programs across various disciplines. The degrees/qualifications awarded by the universities are recognised internationally. The country is home to the world-famous Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and most Fortune 500 companies. This inspiring combination lends itself to nothing less than academic brilliance and a land of opportunities to fulfil your dreams.

33/100

Top Universities of the world are in the U.S.A.
 

5000+

Public/Private Universities to choose from
 

400+

S.T.E.M. Programs to choose from
 

7,50,000+

International Students study in the U.S.A. every year

Multi-Culture

Experience multi-culture environment
 

Scholarships

Get Scholarship opportunities*
 

20 hr/week

Part-time job eligibility*
 
 

3 Yrs PSWV

Get upto 3 Years of Post-Study Work Visa*
 

Education System in U.S.A.

Unlike the education system in other countries, the education system in the U.S.A. is highly decentralised as it is independent of federal government regulations. Barring a few broad rules that run throughout the country, the universities are free to tailor and constantly improve their offerings according to what they find best suited for their students. This allows for an empowering academic environment and a pro-student approach.

Academic Year:

An academic year is called a year of a degree course the student has enrolled in.

The universities in the U.S.A. offer a total of 3 intakes, namely; Fall, Spring & Summer.

Fall Intake

If you are looking to study in the U.S.A., this is the most crucial intake in September. The vast majority of the universities & colleges offer admissions during this time of the year.

Spring Intake

This is the second intake offered by many universities in January.

Summer Intake

A few universities offer this third intake in May; hence the seats are limited.

Types of Institutes in the U.S.A.

Public Universities

These are state-affiliated universities, financially supported by the state/government.

Private Universities

Private firms run these universities without any financial support from the state/government.

Technical Institutes

These institutes specialise in Engineering and Science and are known for their research and graduate programs.

The Ivy League

An American collegiate comprises 8 Private Institutes in the north-eastern part of the U.S.A. These are the most elite institutes in the world, and getting admission is highly competitive.

Community Colleges

These institutes are an affordable option. They provide higher education/lower-level tertiary education, granting associates degrees, certificates & diplomas. After graduation from community colleges, you can continue your university studies for another two years to complete an undergraduate program.

Types of Degrees & Academic Credit System in the U.S.A.

A student needs to earn a specific number of academic credits & credit hours to attain a degree. The students can earn “Academic Credit” easily by clearing their semester exams. The “Credit Hour” refers to the number of hours per week a student spends in a classroom.

Associate Degree

Offered by community/junior colleges, a student must earn 60 credits, i.e. two years of learning, to get the degree.

Bachelors Degree

Also known as an undergraduate degree, depending on the university a student takes admissions in, he must earn 120-150 credits, i.e. 3-4 years of learning, to get the degree.

Masters Degree

Depending on the university a student takes admissions in, he must earn 120-150 credits, i.e. 3-4 years of learning, to get the degree.

Doctorate/PhD

The highest level of education one can attain! A Doctorate/PhD can take anywhere between 3-10 years, depending on your research & course duration progress. To earn a Doctorate/PhD, students must produce an original piece of research and complete coursework and written examinations.

S.T.E.M. Programs & Its Evolution in the U.S.A.

Unlike the education system in other countries, the education system in the U.S.A. is highly decentralised as it is independent of federal government regulations. Barring a few broad rules that run throughout the country, the universities are free to tailor and constantly improve their offerings according to what they find best suited for their students. This allows for an empowering academic environment and a pro-student approach.

S.T.E.M. Programs & Its Evolution in the U.S.A.

400+

S.T.E.M. Programs to choose from
 
 

2+ Yrs PSWV

Get additional 2 Years of Post-Study Work Visa, i.e. “Optical Practical Training (OTP) Visa.

Cost of Studying in the U.S.A.

Being the top destination for studying abroad, The U.S.A. offers an incredibly vast number of options to cater to various pockets. While studying abroad, the major component of the cost is the Tuition Fees. The other part is living expenses. While the universities decide the tuition fees, the living expense is where you can manage the cost.

To assist students in reducing their cost of education & living, the U.S.A. also offers;

1. Scholarship opportunities to international students

2. Part-time work up to 20 hrs/week

The cost of tuition fees for Undergraduate/Bachelors Programs in;

  1. Public Universities: USD $15,000-$20,000
  2. Private Universities: USD $20,000-$40,000

The cost of tuition fees for Post-Graduate/Masters Programs in;

  1. Public Universities: USD $15,000-$25,000
  2. Private Universities: USD $20,000-$35,000

On average, the cost of living in the U.S.A. is approximate $15,000-$18,000. This depends on which part of the U.S.A. you will live in and the kind of accommodation you take.

The types of accommodations available are:

1. On-Campus: Staying in the hostel/residence of the institute you are studying in.

2. Off-Campus: Staying in lodging/apartments/homes out of institutes campus.

Student Life in the U.S.A.

The American Universities contribute the invaluable academic and personal growth a student can achieve. The U.S.A. is also one of the safest countries in the world as compared to other countries. Academically, the U.S.A. is a country focused on research, thanks to technology. Students can initiate research projects at certain research-focused universities, which could often be published or lead to patent applications, or even contribute to creating ambitious companies.

Some universities offer research laboratories for neuroscience, black hole studies, climate change, among others. An intellectual mind may be captivated by this beautiful environment.

Likewise, university campuses are designed as small student towns to be self-sufficient and provide them with everything they may need on campus. From exercise classes to entertainment facilities, there are many options available for students to expand their minds without being distracted from their studies. This also allows students to experience a multi-culture environment which helps in their growth!

Job Opportunities Post Studying in the U.S.A.

There is a reason why the U.S.A. is called the dreamland. Companies seek candidates with an international mindset and experience. Candidates who are flexible, quick to adapt and react are the ones that stand apart. This is what a multi-cultural environment, like the U.S.A. offers, giving students a global perspective.

Students are also eligible to get a 1 Year Post-Study Work Visa called “Optical Practical Training (OTP)” in the U.S.A. You are also eligible for an extended 3 Years Post-Study Work Visa under specific S.T.E.M. Programs

The Application Process & Visa Requirements for Studying in the U.S.A.

To be eligible for applying for admission in a university in the U.S.A., the student must fulfil the below criteria based on the degree he/she is applying for;

  1. Must be an Undergraduate: 10+2
  2. Graduate:16 years of education required
  3. Minimum 3 years of Bachelors Degree to apply for Master’s program
  4. Acceptable scores set by the universities for in the entrance exams like SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT & TOEFL/IELTS/PTE
  5. Strong Recommendation Letters
  6. Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement, Essays & Resume
  7. Certificates of achievement & extra-curricular activity participation
  8. Sound financial background

Once you have all the above in place, you can apply for admissions to your chosen university.

On securing admission, get ready to file your Visa application. In your visa interview, you need to satisfy the office on the following grounds;

  1. Your intentions to enter the U.S. are for educational purposes only.
    You have sufficient funds to cover your study and living costs in the U.S.
    You will leave by the end of the authorised period of this stay.
    You will not breach the conditions of admission (e.g., you will not work without prior authorisation)

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