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With more than 1 million international students choosing to study in The United States of America (USA) every year, it’s one of the most popular places in the world to study abroad. And, with over 4,000 universities spread over the country, you’ll have plenty of choice.

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  • Why Study in USA
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Discover USA

Discover USA

More than twice the size of the Europe, the USA is the third largest country in the world and also has the third largest population. It shares its borders with Canada to the north and Mexico to the south, with coasts on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Made up of 50 states, its landscape is rich and varied boasting mountains, plains and desert.

Key Facts

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Jan, Aug

Intakes

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5300

Listed Universities

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172

Ranked Universities

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$5,000 to $50,000 per year

Average Tuition Fees

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$1,200 -$4,000 per month

Range Living Cost

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1,095,299

International Students

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Top Universities

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Columbia University
  • Yale University
  • Cornell University
  • Princeton University
  • University of Chicago
  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  • Harvard University
  • Stanford University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Courses

  • Business management
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Social Science
  • Physical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Aviation
  • Aerospace

Why study in the USA

Perhaps a little bit more restrictive than some countries, it’s great to know that it is possible for you to work alongside your studies whilst you’re in the USA.You’ll normally have to find a job on-campus for the first year of your studies. Your university should be able to give you more details on what positions are available and will be able to help you find a job.After your first job you may be able to work off-campus via the Optional Practical Training or Curricular Practical Training schemes.You can find more information of what work is permitted on your student visa on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

  • 13 of the world’s top 20 universities are in the USA

  • To experience a different culture

  • Use of advanced technology

Student Life in USA

Student Life

As well as the varied culture, vibrant cities and exciting opportunities, the USA’s excellent reputation for its higher education standards has a strong bearing on its popularity as a study destination, as well as 30 out of the top 100 universities being on its soil.

Outstanding research and training opportunities abound in this technologically advanced country, which will also enable you great access to training and career opportunities. The campus lifestyle is another plus point, with good support and help available for international students such as airport meet-and-greets and international student societies.

Tuition Fees

Cost of Living

Of course costs can vary a lot, but you should budget at least $10,000-$14,000 per year to cover your living and accommodation costs.

Average Monthly Costs

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    $600 - $3,000

    Accommodation

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    $60

    Study Materials

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    $100

    Mobile & Internet

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    $100

    Transportation

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    $125

    Movies & Others

Work and study in the USA

Perhaps a little bit more restrictive than some countries, it’s great to know that it is possible for you to work alongside your studies whilst you’re in the USA.

You’ll normally have to find a job on-campus for the first year of your studies. Your university should be able to give you more details on what positions are available and will be able to help you find a job.

After your first job you may be able to work off-campus via the Optional Practical Training or Curricular Practical Training schemes.

Work and Study in USA

Entry Requirements

School leaving certificate of successful completion

A qualifying diploma or its equivalent Proof of ability to succeed in university-level studies TOEFL iBT score between 68 and80 SOP

For master’s level

An international equivalent of a bachelor’s degree. A three-year bachelor’s degree holder should complete a Pre-Master’s programme first Official transcripts TOEFL iBT score between 79 and 95

Language Requirements

Proficiency in English is, of course, mandatory for students wishing to pursue higher studies in the USA. Most institutions accept TOEFL and students applying for higher educational institutes in the US sit the TOEFL iBT. Given below are the qualifying scores for bachelor’s and master’s levels:

  • Bachelor level studies: TOEFL iBT score between 79 and95
  • Master’s level studies: TOEFL iBT score between 68 and80
USA Scholarships

Scholarships

It always pays to get a scholarship to study abroad. It saves cost, and it also boosts one’s morale if your studies are financed. If you are an eligible student, there are a number of scholarships available to you. Check which one fills the bill.

Visa

Regardless of where you’re from, you’ll need to apply for a visa in order to study in the USA. Requirements can vary, but you will usually need to apply to both the U.S. Department of State as well as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in order to secure your visa. With this is mind, it’s worth applying as far in advance as possible.

You should apply for this visa if you want to study English at a language institute, or to study at an accredited U.S. college or university.

F-1 Student Visa

If you are participating in an exchange programme with either your high school or your university, this is the visa you'll need.

J-1 Exchange Visa

If you are looking to do vocational, non-academic, or training in the USA, then apply for this visa.

M-1 Student Visa

USA student visa requirements

  • Details of how you will pay for all tuition fees, accommodation and living costs
  • Details of your academic preparation, including standardised test scores, diplomas etc.
  • Your passport, which will need to be valid for at least 6 months longer than the duration of your stay in the USA
  • Proof of your intention to leave the USA once your studies are complete

Scholarships or Bursaries

Avvo Scholarship Program Berkeley College International Student Scholarships Berkeley International Application Form Cappex American Scholarships CDTrader Scholarship

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