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Study in the United States of America

An excellent infrastructure, highly ranked universities and world-class researches makes the United States of America as one most popular study abroad destinations. The universities are home to environment that stimulates innovation, collaborative learning and acceptance to cross country cultures. A popular hub for education, America boosts of 7 of the top 10 universities globally. American colleges and universities are widely known for their teaching and research and the education system is the most adaptable and versatile for international students.

Why study in USA?

  • American colleges are known for their academic excellence as they provide the world's most adequate education with excellent programs across all discipline subjects. American colleges have an advanced stage of undergraduate programs that allows opting for multiple specializations.
  • Universities in USA welcome international students to pursue higher education in the United States and universities have a support system for an international student to help them in adjusting comfortably.
  • Universities of the USA provide resources to students in terms of the latest technology and scientific techniques.
  • The USA is the most preferred educational destination for international students as it provides a platform to interact and understand the culture of fellow students from different countries.
  • Graduation from American colleges is recognized internationally as a highly prestigious academic accomplishment.
  • Top Seven universities in the USA include-

American Education System/ Academics in the USA

The higher education system in the USA is quite different from other countries' education systems.
It consists of four levels, i.e., Associate Degrees, Bachelor Degrees, Master Degrees, Doctoral degrees.

  • An Associate Degree is a two-year course that counted as the first two years of a Bachelor degree.
  • A Bachelor Degree is a more academic-oriented course than an associate degree; its duration is 3-4 years.
  • A Master Degree is job oriented and has a detailed study of the particular subject, and the course duration is 1-4 years.
  • A Doctoral Degree takes 5-8 years and is strictly research based under supervision.

Intakes in the USA

There are two prominent intakes in the USA, i.e., Fall and Spring.

  • The fall intake begins in August; most of the courses are available and the most preferred intake among the international students.
  • Spring or Winter Intake starts in January, and it provides a few courses.

However, Universities in USA also have summer intakes, but it is limited to specific courses.

Scholarships to study in the USA

Education in the United States is expensive and many international students seek scholarships to manage their overall budgets. Scholarships are primarily based on academic ability and merit.

There are two types of scholarship. (Merit based and Need Based)

  • Full: Full scholarships pay student's entire expense tuition fee, accommodation, and stationary.
  • Partial: This scholarship partially funds the student, i.e., it only pays tuition fees.

USA Study Visa Requirements

Students need to apply for an F class USA student visa, and it covers the complete course duration. It's essential to fill Form DS - 160 before an interview for your student visa. After confirmation, payment options are:

Fee Payment Options:

  • Demand Draft ( In favor of “U.S. Embassy” payable at par)
  • Credit Card ( Master or Visa)
  • Over the Counter: Indian National Rupees or Dollar currencies (approved Axis Bank or Citibank)

Post Study Work (PSW) Permit in USA

Post Study work permit is an important aspect for international students going for higher education in USA. There are three types of student visa which allows students to stays back in USA for a limited time period after completion of their studies:

  • F1 Visa
  • M1 Visa
  • J1 Visa

International students holding F1 visa can stay for 1 year after completion of studies and go for temporary employment directly. F1 visa holders can also apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

SIEC has been placing students to study in universities and colleges of USA, for than 25 years. At SIEC, we guide and assist you with the complete application process and help you study at your dream destination, United States of America

Cost of Education & Accommodation in USA

Education system in the USA is known for its high standards and quality, though it's expensive but it's worth it.

The Universities in the United States are dived into Public/State and Private Universities. The education cost in public universities is comparatively less than the private universities. The education expense also depends on the type course, qualification and university opted, tuition fee will range approximately around $8,000 to $55,000 (USD) annually.

The living cost in the USA differs from city to city. Choosing on campus accommodation will be affordable for international students.