Here’s why you should choose USA as your study abroad destination!
There are over 4,500 universities and colleges in the USA, offering 10 times the number of tertiary-level study opportunities than any other country which makes it much easier for the students to follow their career aspirations.
There are four institution options in USA offering different levels of affordability to suit everyone.
With over hundreds of leading universities, the American education system is renowned across the world for its quality teaching programs and the caliber of its graduates. Often considered as the leader of the world, you’ll find numerous top-ranking universities and educational institutions that provide globally recognized degrees and qualifications.
State colleges in USA charges around USD$ 23,000 or more per year and private colleges charges around USD$ 31,000 or more for an undergraduate bachelor’s degree. An associate degree from a public college is much more affordable with education cost ranging around USD$ 3,300 per annum.
The USA has strict employment rules, however skilled workers are in demand in the reputed organizations. The first step is to apply for a Green Card or United States Lawful Permanent Residency which gives the holder the right to both settle in the USA as well as work in paid employment.
To gain an industrial experience in the USA without settling there permanently, you can apply for work visas on a temporary, seasonal or exchange worker basis. This requires a Work Visa as well as permit to work known as Employment Authorisation Document (EAD).
TOEFL: 233 computer-based, 577 paper-based or 90 Internet-based (score of 100 or better encouraged). We also require a minimum score of 20 on each of the TOEFL subsections.
IELTS: 7, with a minimum score of 6 on each of the IELTS subsections
Your results may be sent to us directly from the testing agency or indicated on your official secondary school transcript. Use the following codes as needed on your application materials:
Because some countries have limits on the amount of money that may be sent to the United States, it is important to inquire about the regulations of your country concerning the transfer of such funds. Our Center for International Students and Scholarsalso can assist you in preparing your documentation for visa issuance.
English is the language of instruction at University. You must be able to understand rapid, idiomatic English and express yourself clearly in speech and writing.If your first language or the primary language spoken in your home is not English, you must take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). However, an applicant may request an English proficiency waiver. Waiver requests must be received by the application deadline and must accompany a complete application. The decision to waive the English proficiency requirement is at the discretion of the Board of Admissions. To submit a waiver request,
All western institutions and embassies require almost the same documents for visa and admission purposes. (some documents may be ignored)
If an individual is not a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States they will need a permit to work, officially known as an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), to prove eligibility to work in the U.S. It is the responsibility of both parties to show and require proof of legal employment status. Foreign Nationals Permitted to Work in the U.S.
There are several categories of foreign workers permitted to work in the United States including permanent immigrant workers, temporary (non-immigrant) workers, and student and exchange workers. The categories of workers permitted to work in the U.S. include:
Foreign workers who may be authorized to work in the U.S. include:
A temporary worker is an individual seeking to enter the United States temporarily for a specific purpose. Non-immigrants enter the United States for a temporary period of time, and once in the United States, are restricted to the activity or reason for which their non-immigrant visa was issued.
A permanent worker is an individual who is authorized to live and work permanently in the United States.
Students may, under certain circumstances, be allowed to work in the United States. However, they must obtain permission from an authorized official at their school.
The authorized official is known as a Designed School Official (DSO) for students and the Responsible Officer (RO) for exchange visitors. Exchange visitors may be eligible to work temporarily in the U.S. via the exchange visitor visa program.
You must have adequate, demonstrable financial support to live and study in the United States. Visa applications are generally stronger if the financial support comes from family, employers, or other institutional sponsors located in the home country. If your parents will pay for your education, be ready to document how your family gets its income. Bring a letter from your parents' employers stating what they do, how long they have worked at those organizations, and how much they earn. When visa officers see information that is contradictory or does not make sense, they do not grant visas. If your family can only show enough income to support you in the United States, the officer will become suspicious.
Large sums of money in bank accounts may not be sufficient proof of financial support. When providing information about your bank accounts, ask someone at your bank for a letter that states how long the account has existed, and what the average balance in the account has been. That should convince the visa officer that you and your family have a long and stable history of business at the bank.
Most student and exchange visitor visa applications are approved. The most common reason for a student or exchange visitor application to be denied is that the person applying for the visa has not proven to the Visa Officer that they will return to their country when they complete their studies in the U.S.A. This rule is called Section 214.b. To determine your "intent to return" home, the visa officer will ask you a series of questions about your connections to your home country and about your study plans. You will have to demonstrate to the officer that your family has the ability to pay for the first year of your proposed stay in the United States and that you have realistic plans to finance the remainder of your education. You must have all of the required forms with you including your I-20 or DS-2019 and the SEVIS payment receipt. You should bring any financial documents to demonstrate how you will pay for your education and any documents that might help demonstrate why you will return to your country. Some examples of such documents are previous passports demonstrating travel abroad, bank or salary statements, family documents or student records.
If you are denied a visa there may be something you can do to reverse the denial. You may appeal the decision. In most cases, you will need to provide additional documentation that was not presented with the initial application. In some cases, a visa officer may request additional documents like proof of employment, or ownership of a home or business. You should respond with the information requested.
A fax or email from your U.S. school to the embassy or consulate in your city containing details about your qualifications, and requesting reconsideration, can be helpful in pursuing a successful appeal. Faxes should be addressed to the Chief of Nonimmigrant Visas at the Consular post in question. Fax and telephone numbers are available on the page of the Embassy or Consulate where you will apply for the visa on the Department of State web site at usembassy.gov Look under “Contact Us. A full-time student would receive an F-1 or M-1 visa. Your spouse and children would receive F-2 or M-2 visas.
An Exchange Visitor would receive a J-1 visa. Exchange Visitors come to the USA for consultation, training, research or teaching, or for an approved Au Pair or temporary work position.