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 ProgramAverage 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


QS World
University  Rankings
University NameQS World
University  Rankings
University Name
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)20University of Michigan
2Stanford University21Johns Hopkins University
3Harvard University26Duke University
4California Institute of Technology (Caltech)27The University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
9University of Chicago32The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
13Princeton University34Northwestern University
14Cornell University41The University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
15Yale University43New York University (NYU)
16Columbia University46Carnegie Mellon University
19University of Pennsylvania53University of Wisconsin-Madison

USA Student Visa Requirements

    You will generally need the following for your US Student Visa application:

    • 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

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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