For international students, the US offers world-renowned educational opportunities. Students can choose from a range of world class education institutions all across the US. The US is one of the top choices among international students and hence a preferred study abroad destination
Types of education providers in the USA
- Public Universities
- Private universities and colleges
- Ivy League Universities
- Community colleges
Study Options in US
- Associate degrees
- Bachelor’s degree
- Masters degree
- Doctoral degree
General admission requirements for US Study visa
Associate degrees are of 2 years. Community colleges typically provide two-year undergraduate programmes. After that, the student is awarded an Associate Degree, such as an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science. An associate degree typically requires 60 credit hours to accomplish.
For admission into an associate degree students need at least 50 % marks and a IELTS band score of 5.5 or an equivalent TOEFL score
These are 4-Year Undergraduate Programmes for Study in USA. A Bachelors degree typically requires 120 credit hours to accomplish.
For admission into a Bachelors program students need to have at least 60% marks and IELTS band score of 6 or an equivalent TOEFL score. Students may also need a SAT score
A Masters program at a university in the United States usually lasts 1.5 to 2 years.
For admission into a Master program students need to have at least 60 % marks and IELTS band score of 6 or an equivalent TOEFL score. Students may also need a GRE or a GMAT score 2 to 3 letters of recommendation and Statement of Purpose may also be a admission requirement
Doctoral studies involve three stages of academic work- course work which is followed by exams, research, and writing the dissertation and then delivery of the dissertation, which in total can take anywhere from four to eight years.
Students need to have good grades and good English language ability level that is IELTS 7 or an equivalent TOEFL score. GRE score is required. Good reference letters and a sincere personal statement form an essential part of the admission application
US Visa application process
- The first step is to submit admission application to a SEVP-approved institution in the US
- Then register for SEVIS
- Pay SEVIS Fee
- Receive I 20
- Fill online forms
- Schedule an appointment for your visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate
- Gather visa documents
- Attend visa interview
Work Options for students
International students on F-1 status are not allowed to work off campus. They can work on campus for 20 hours per week during session, and full-time during scheduled breaks
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