STUDY IN USA
America is a Premier destination for international students owing to its strong economy, vibrant campus life and the variety, flexibility and quality academic options it offers. This is no surprise because American institutions consistently feature in the top universities in the world.
Why study in USA?
- Ranked no 1 for overall quality of education
- Numerous Study Choices
- Internationally recognised
- Flexible Education system
- Merit based university assistance provided
- Scholarships and fellowships awarded by departments
- Tuition fee waivers
- On campus jobs with minimal wages
- Leader in latest technologies and advancement
- Industry based training and research
- Options to apply for graduate assistantship, Teaching assistantship and research assistantship
- Vibrant Campus life
Education system in the USA
There are three types of institutions in the USA:
1. Universities – Normally, universities in the USA offer a range of graduate programmes, including doctoral programmes. Universities are usually larger than colleges in terms of sizes and opportunities. There are two types of universities in the USA – public and private.
Public universities are funded by the US state government. On the other hand, private universities are run by student tuition fees, research outcome, donations and other funding sources and not owned by any government body.
2. Community colleges – Community colleges in the USA are small community-based two-year colleges that offer vocational and certificate programmes to students. These colleges work closely with some employers, and also offer different pathways programmes for students.
3. Liberal arts colleges – Liberal arts colleges in the USA emphasise on providing undergraduate degrees in liberal arts and sciences. These colleges could be either private or public institutions.
American colleges and universities offer three basic programs:
- University level first stage
o Associate Degree (AA)
o Bachelor’s Degree (BS, BA)
o Post-bachelor’s Diploma/Certificate
- University level second stage
o Master’s Degree (without thesis) (MS, MA, Mengg)
o Master’s Degree research (with thesis)(MS, MA, Mengg)
- University level third stage
o Doctorate (Ph.D.)
Cost of Studying in USA
The total annual expenses, i.e. fees, books, boarding and lodging will vary from $20,000 to $50,000 (Rs.13 to 35 lakhs) depending upon the universities. Despite its high cost of living, The USA always puts up her standard of living high. And that is why you should have your budget planned well in advance.
The living expenses include food, rent, electricity, transport, groceries, books/study materials, clothing can be $15,000 per year approximately depending on the lifestyle you choose.
Eligibility Test Requirements
- IELTS, TOEFL scores as proof of English language skills for admission to any course.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – For entry in to Graduate Programs
- Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for admission to MBA and other management programs.
- Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is required for admission in to bachelor level courses
- Law and Medical schools usually require different exams like LSAT and MCAT
When and how to apply?
US universities have 3 intakes: Fall : August/September, Spring: January/February and Summer : April/May. The major intake is the Fall intake, but most of the universities are open for Spring and few of them for Summer intake too.
The USA is known for its long and complex visa procedure. You may start the procedure 3-5 months before the commencement of your course to avoid any further delay.
Our experienced application team will advise you with all required formalities such as Letter of Recommendations or Statement of purpose etc. as per the university’s requirement to maximize the admission possibilities.
Gather all required documents and start search for the Universities and apply online. You need to pay Application fee also. Once you received acceptance letter from your desired universities, your visa application procedure begins.
Once you received acceptance letter from your desired universities, your visa application procedure begins.
1. Get your things placed:
- An updated passport
- Your non-immigrant visa application (Form DS-160)
- Receipt of your application fee
- Your latest photograph
- Form I-20 (certificates of your personal information like your income certificate, academic and language test)
2. Make an appointment for the interview:
You may be asked to pay some fee and book an appointment to appear for an interview.
3. Fill the DS-160 form:
Fill the DS-160 form online and you may be asked to link your social media profile.
4. Appear the interview:
Consider it a very crucial stage of your visa procedure. Stay generous and confident while briefing your objectives for studying in the US.
5. Plan your journey once you receive a confirmation letter.