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Study in the U.S.A.

The land of options and opportunities

U.S.A. is long known as a land of promise and potential for good reasons. This superpower of a country has some of the premier universities, including the Ivy League, making it a leading global overseas education destination. Home to the evolution of S.T.E.M. education, the American universities offer versatile and flexible higher education options to international students aspiring to make a successful career.

Why Study in the U.S.A.?

U.S.A. education system is the world’s finest. Students are offered the flexibility to choose education programs across several disciplines. The degrees/qualifications awarded by the American universities are recognized worldwide. The country is also home to the world-famous Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and is the destination of many Fortune 500 companies. 

Students therefore get ample opportunities to demonstrate their academic brilliance and make a successful career in this land of 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 other countries, the education system in the U.S.A. is mostly decentralized – it is independent of federal government regulations. Sparing a few common governing rules, American universities are free to modify and improve their academic offerings matching students’ aspirations. This approach paves way for an empowering academic environment and a pro-student approach. 

Academic Year:

An academic year is known as a year of degree course the student has enrolled in. American universities offer a total of 3 intakes: Fall, Spring & Summer. 

Fall Intake

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

Spring Intake

Starting in January, it is the second intake offered by many American universities & colleges.

Summer Intake

Starting in May, it is the third intake offered by only a few American universities & colleges. Seats, therefore, 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

Arguably the best league of global universities worldwide, Ivy League is an American collegiate comprising of 8 premier private institutes located in the north-east. Being the most elite of institutes, getting admission is a matter of pride and is also highly competitive. 

Community Colleges

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

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

Student needs to earn specific academic credits & credit hours to receive the degree. They can earn ‘Academic Credit’ easily by clearing semester exams. The “Credit Hour” refers to the number of hours per week a student spends in classroom. 

Associate Degree

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

Bachelors Degree

Also known as an undergraduate degree, students must earn 120-150 credits, i.e. 3-4 years of learning to get the degree. This could depend on the university a student has taken admissions in. 

Masters Degree

Students must earn 120-150 credits, i.e. 3-4 years of learning to get the degree. This could depend on the university a student has taken admission in. 

Doctorate/PhD

It is the highest level of education. A Doctorate/PhD can take anywhere between 3-10 years, depending on research & course duration progress. To earn a Doctorate/PhD, students must present their original research and complete coursework along with written examinations. 

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

Unlike other countries, the education system in the U.S.A. is mostly decentralized – it is independent of federal government regulations. Sparing a few common governing rules, American universities are free to modify and improve their academic offerings matching students’ aspirations. This approach paves way 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 (OPT) Visa.

Cost of Studying in the U.S.A.

Being the top global overseas education destination, students can choose from plenty of options in the U.S.A. that matches their aspirations and budget. The biggest component of cost is tuition fees followed by living expenses. While the universities decide the tuition fees, the living expense is where cost can be managed.

To assist students in managing their costs of education and living, the U.S.A. also offers:

  1. Scholarship opportunities to international students 
  2. Part-time work up to 20 hrs/week 

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

For Post-Graduate/Masters Programs in;

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

Cost of Living:

On an average, the cost of living in the U.S.A. is approximately $15,000-$18,000. This could depend on location of accommodation. 

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 located out of institute’s campus. 

Student Life in the U.S.A.

American Universities immensely contribute to students’ academic and personal growth. Comparatively, the U.S.A. is one of the safest countries in world for international students. Academically, it is highly focused on research and technology. Some universities offer research laboratories for neuroscience, black hole studies, climate change, among many others specializations. 

Aspiring students can initiate research projects at research-focused universities, with a chance of it to be published, leading to patent applications, or even creation of ambitious companies. 

University campuses are designed as self-sufficient small towns which provide everything students may need. From extracurricular activities to entertainment facilities, campuses have almost everything that students may need to expand their horizon without being distracted from studies. This experience of a multi-culture environment greatly helps students in their personal growth! 

Job Opportunities in the U.S.A.

Living the American dream is well within grasp of bright students. Several companies often seek candidates with a global mindset and experience. Candidates who are flexible, quick to adapt and respond are usually the ones chosen. 

Students are eligible to get a 1-year post-study work visa known as ‘Optical Practical Training (OPT)’, and also 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.

Students must fulfil criteria mentioned below to be eligible for applying for admission in an American university: 

  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 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 

Visa application follows once admission is secured. Students are required to satisfy the visa office on following points in their interview: 

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

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