The United States is truly the land of opportunities. It is home to the highest number of international students in the world and the most number of Universities in top 100 rankings. In any country. US degrees have an excellent international reputation and the Universities are adopting new techniques to make the learning more relevant to meet the needs of every changing industry requirement.
With famous cities, highly ranked universities and exciting campus environments, studying in the USA offers the perfect blend of educational quality and cultural experience.
All the Colleges/Univ accept SAT, GMAT, IELTS, GRE and TOEFL scores as qualifying exams for admission.
The cost of education in USA depends on course opted for i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD. It would also depend on the type of institutions, i.e., public or private. Tuiton fee in public institutions is lower than private institutions. The Bachelor’s degree tuition fee can range from as low as $9000 to $55000 per year whereas the Master’s degree fee can range from $10000 to $30,000 per year.
A F1 student has option of both On Campus Employment and Off Campus Employment . A student would be required to have an SSN (Social Security Number) to be eligible to work in the US. Under ideal conditions. Most international students are eligible to work up to 20 hours (per week) on-campus during ongoing session. These could be done by taking Teaching assistantship, Research assistantship, Fellowship positions. Off campus employment could be done through Curricular practical training (CPT) or Optional practical training (OPT)
Financial Aid Options Financial aid a t the U.S. universities is usually very competitive. The applicant needs to demonstrate a well-rounded personality that includes an excellent academic record together with a strong extra-curricular background. The requirements of schools vary from an undergraduate degree to a graduate program. The availability of financial aid is usually more at graduate level than undergraduate and may vary considerably from discipline to discipline; for example, a degree in sociology might have more funding than a degree in business. Types of financial aid opportunities available: Fellowships Scholarships, Graduate Assistantships, Research Assistantships, Resident Assistantships Administrative Assistantship