Capital Washington DC
Currency US Dollars
Population 332 Million
GDP $ 21.44 Trillion
Dialling Code +1
With over 3900+ universities/institutes across the country, the United States of America (USA) has dominated the globe in being the most popular university destination for students from all over the world. U.S. degrees have an excellent international reputation. Along with the quality education, USA has emerged as a leader in research and innovation in the world
Here are the TOP 5 reasons why you must consider studying in USA:
Most universities in United States have 3 intakes for International students:
|Starts in August / September
|Starts in January / February
|Starts in April / May
The Fall intake (Aug / Sep) is the primary intake in USA its this time that universities and departments commence their flagship and major programs. A wide variety of courses are offered. If you have missed the fall intake then you can apply for the Spring intake (Jan /Feb). The Summer intake (Apr or May intake) is not offered by all universities and institutes. Mostly it’s for English language programs and shorter duration programs.
You must consider the fact that the deadlines for applying to an intake are usually 4 to 5 months before the date of the starting of the semester. Universities have limited seats and competition is intense. So start your process at least 6 to 7 months before the intake. Most universities usually take about 7-10 weeks to process the applications.
There are 3 types of student visas:
F1 Student Visa
The F-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa for all those wishing to study in the United States. You must file an F-1 visa application if you plan on entering the US. to attend a university or college or any academic institute.
J1 Exchange Visitor Visa
The J-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa issued by the United States to research scholars, professors and exchange visitors participating in programs that promote cultural exchange, especially to obtain medical or business training within the U.S.
M-1 Vocational/ Non-Academic
The M-1 visa is a type of student visa in the U.S. reserved for international students attending vocational schools and technical schools.
Employment opportunities for international students while studying are limited. You should not plan on earning substantial money from a part-time job to help pay for your studies.
F1 student visa holders cannot work in any off campus employment during the first year of their studies. IN certain circumstances the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS)may grant permission to certain student s for off-campus employment only after one year of study. Students can however accept on-campus employment at their university. These on-campus jobs are often difficult to obtain and do not provide sufficient funds to sustain education costs. Students with good academic standing have a better chance.