American universities have been one of the oldest and most popular destinations for studies abroad. USA universities have been widely known for the quality of their teaching and research. The United States is the number one and largest destination for international students seeking higher education overseas. The education system in USA is the most versatile and flexible higher education system for international students in the world.
Even today maximum student from India travel to the USA for their Masters or Bachelors degree.
Below are some of the bullet points that make USA one of the most popular destinations amongst Indian students for studies abroad.
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The U.S. universities offer one of the world's optimum education systems, with exceptional programs across all disciplines. Students at undergraduate level have exceptional program choices. They are available in conventional subjects as well as professional fields. At the Master’s and Ph.D. level, students regularly get the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the finest researchers in the world. Credentials awarded by U.S. universities are recognized throughout the world for its academic brilliance. The program structure lays equal emphasis on building a strong theoretical base along with importance on practical, employment-related skills.
U.S. universities are world leaders in terms of technology and scientific techniques, and are committed to providing the same resources to students. The emphasis is to acquaint students with the latest in the field of science, engineering and related fields. The end result is work-ready graduates with appropriate skills using the most recent technology.
The U.S. higher education system offers many course choices within a program and the opportunity to change majors or opt for multiple specializations. At the advanced stages of an undergraduate program a student can tailor the program to meet specific career aspirations like combining courses in contemporary jazz music with engineering! USA universities are one of the few to provide graduate level student to make their own timetable and complete course credits at a comfortable pace within the stipulated time frame.
U.S. universities offer a diverse choice of academic, cultural and athletic activities to choose from which not only enrich the educational experience but also help students make new friends and become global citizens. Your university may also have a cricket team in addition to fraternities, regional and ethnic clubs.
Academic study and experience from a U.S. university has a very optimistic standing in the international job market. U.S. education dramatically enhances a student’s long-term career goals. The experience builds critical thinking skills, develops self-confidence and cross-cultural skills and all of these attributes are highly valued by employers worldwide.
There are many parameters on which the tuition fees depends on. Tuition fees in USA universities vary from university to university. The tuition fees are comparatively less in Public Funded Universities. Public Funded Universities are normally funded by the Government. Private university are comparatively little expensive. Below is brief comparison chart.
|TUTION FEES in USD||TUTION FEES IN RS.|
|UG||15000-20000 / Year||10,80,000-14,40,000 / Year|
|PG||15000 - 25000 / Year||10,80,000-18,00,000 /Year|
|TUITION FEES||TUITION FEES IN RS.|
|UG||20000-30000 / Year||14,40,000-21,60,000 /Year|
|PG||20000-35000 / Year||14,40,000-25,20,000 /Year|
When calculating the cost of education living expenses play a critical role. On an average, a student spends approx $15000 - 18000/year. But the expenses also depend on the place where a student stays i.e. if a student stays in metropolitan city like New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, etc the expenses could go up to $20000 in comparison to a student studying in a suburban area where the expenses around $10000 to $12000 / year. Living in suburban areas add up the students transportation cost. But colleges do provide transportation passes for the same. Living afar in an outlying place would result in more expenses.
Staying off Campus is much cheaper than staying On Campus but it is always advisable that the student should stay on campus for the first six months so that the student can interact have classmates in the first year of studies and also be accustomed to the environment. If the student needs assistance for accommodation the educational institutions will assist you in finding accommodation while studying in USA. Accommodations are of two types i.e. a student can stay on campus (Halls of Residence/Students hostel) or Off Campus (Home stay, Apartments/Flats). Masters students normally prefer to stay off campus on their own. Those are more independent and prefer to stay with other fellow students and manage their accommodation at a lower cost.
Insurance Policy for international students is mandatory as students have to stay abroad for a long period of time. Insurance costs approximately between $1000-$2000/year. It is advisable to take insurance from an Indian Insurance Company but make sure that it covers medical expenses, personal accident, dental, treatment ,study interruption, passport loss etc. Insurance is basically cashless so a student does not need to pay money at the time of hospitalization.
Admission in the USA universities depends on lot of parameters and is very competitive. The turnaround times for the applications are min 4 to 6 weeks. There is multiple rounds of deadlines for admission. Earlier the student applies have better chances of getting admission and is also considered for scholarship. There are multiple intakes in the USA. Some of the universities have rolling intake. The student needs to apply 1 year in advance to be able to get admission in the USA universities
English language proficiency is one of the important entry criteria for admissions in the USA. TOEFL score of 80-90 for postgraduate and 70-80 for undergraduate studies is a decent score. IELTS score of 6.0- 6.5 for undergraduates and 6.5-7 band for postgraduate studies is required. Over 2500 institutions in USA recognize the IELTS & PTE exam including several top ranked institutions.
Once you have received the I-20 the student is a step closer to accomplish his or her dreams to be fulfilled. The next important step where we assist the student is Visa application process. Below are the steps mentioned for the admission process for Visa for USA.
US Visa is an Interview based visa. Applicant has to apply to US embassy for their Interview