The United States is the world’s leading student destination. It offers unparalleled scope for students from all streams to study and excel in their chosen fields. Coupled with an economy that requires new talent every year, it is the ideal destination for students looking to study and make a life after graduation.
Why Study in the USA?
- Affordable Education
- Diversity and Flexibility
- Outstanding support system for overseas students
- Healthy and Safe Communities
- International students can often work while they study & Internships
- Exciting Campus Lifestyle
The US universities are able to provide the best possible platform to international students, which is evident from their high rankings. The Country’s education system offers the most comprehensive coursework to students with an equal emphasis on both practical and theoretical learning.
Cost of Studying in the USA
The US Universities fall under two major categories: public-funded and private institutions. International students’ tuition expenses at state schools are based on nonresident costs, which are still usually less expensive than those of private universities. You will need approximately $10,000 to $55,000 annually to cover your tuition fees.
|Study Program||Average Tuition Fees in USD|
|Undergraduate Bachelor Degree||$15,000 – $40,000 yearly|
|Postgraduate Master’s Degree||$20,000 – $40,000 yearly|
|Doctoral Degree||$20,000 – $45,000 yearly|
|University Name||QS World|
|1||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)||20||University of Michigan|
|2||Stanford University||21||Johns Hopkins University|
|3||Harvard University||26||Duke University|
|4||California Institute of Technology (Caltech)||27||The University of California, Berkeley (UCB)|
|9||University of Chicago||32||The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)|
|13||Princeton University||34||Northwestern University|
|14||Cornell University||41||The University of California, San Diego (UCSD)|
|15||Yale University||43||New York University (NYU)|
|16||Columbia University||46||Carnegie Mellon University|
|19||University of Pennsylvania||53||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
USA Student Visa Requirements
- A valid passport with a validity date at least six months beyond your period of stay
- Recent passport size photograph
- Confirmation page of DS-160
- Form I -20
- Payment of application fees for SEVIS
- Application as a non-immigrant
- Your University will make you aware of additional requirements if any prior to your application
You will generally need the following for your US Student Visa application:
Post-Study work Options
- F1 visa holders are eligible for up to 12 months of OPT (optional practical training) on completion of graduation. That means you can work for a year after you finish your studies
- It is temporary employment permission allowing students the opportunity to gain practical experience in their field of study
- After that, you’ll be required to apply for a work visa if you have to continue working in the US. You can remain in the US up to 60 days after the completion of your course even if you don’t have a job offer or haven’t applied for OPT
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