WHY STUDY IN USA?
A lot of international students pick USA because of its strong reputation when it comes to higher education. With over 4500 universities across the country, the US higher education system is always held in high esteem, is extremely prestigious and exerts a powerful influence on the rest of the world. Undoubtedly, a degree from a top US university is like having global citizenship.
- Worldwide Recognition
- Academic Flexibility
- World Class Education
- Choice of Study Program
- Choice of Institution
- Cost of Study
- Research and Training Opportunities
EDUCATION SYSTEM IN USA
The American education system offers a rich field of choices for international students. There is such an array of schools, programs and locations that the choices may overwhelm students, even those from the U.S. As you begin your school search, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the American education system. Understanding the system will help you narrow your choices and develop your education plan.
TYPES OF INSTITUTIONS:
PUBLIC/PRIVATE: Institutions often feature a variety of colleges within them that can include areas of concentrations, providing both large and small classroom experiences.
LIBERAL ARTS: Colleges are generally smaller than public institutions and focus their offerings more on the humanities and sciences.
IVY LEAGUE: Schools are among the oldest and most famous in the US and stress undergraduate liberal arts education, but have notable graduate and professional schools.
TECHNICAL INSTITUTES: Are generally for those international students who are at the graduate level, where the focus is primarily in engineering and science. These institutes are noted for their research and graduate programs.
- ASSOCIATE DEGREES
- BACHELOR DEGREES
- GRADUATE DEGREES
Average Tuition Fee(annual in U.S. Dollars)
|Private Institutions (High Cost)||$25,000|
|Private Institutions (Low Cost)||$15,000|
|State Institutions (High Cost)||$20,000|
WORK WHILE YOU STUDY:
USA is one of the strongest economies of the world. The vast majority of Americans derive most part of their income from occupational earnings. In the United States, the highest earning occupational groups are the white-collar professionals including management, physicians, mathematicians, financial managers, software publishers, computer engineers, hospitality, etc. USA has also been on the forefront in the telecom, medicine, health care, and genetics
Part Time Jobs: While studying, student can work for 20 hours per week on campus. A student can take up jobs such as laboratory assistant, library helper, or work in the dining halls. Whatever the case, a student cannot exceed 20 hours of work per week. However, during vacation time a student can work for up to 40 hours per week. Students can earn $ 8 – $12 per hour.
CPT (Curricular practical training): Students who have finished 2 semesters of full time study in a US University is eligible to work full time for a period of one year as a part their curricular practical training. Exceptions to the one academic year requirement are provided for students enrolled in graduate studies that require immediate participation in curricular practical training.
OPT (Optional Practical Training): F-1 student visa allows a student to work for one year after graduation under a plan called Optional Practical Training (OPT). This has been extended to 29 months for STEM Graduates (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Management). Once a student completes this student will need to switch to a work permit (H-1) to continue working legally.
|Provisional Certificate/Course Completion Certificate/ CMM||Signed and attested by University Register /signed and attested by College Principal on College letter head|
|Individual Mark Memos||Signed and attested by University Register on the transcripts|
|10+2 (Intermediate)Mark memo||Signed and attested by Engineering College/ School Principal on the photo copies|
|SSC Mark memo||Signed and attested by Engineering College Principal on the photo copies|
|GRE/GMAT/SAT Score cards||Only Photo copies of score cards|
|TOEFL/IELTS Score cards||Only Photo copies of score cards|
|Recommendation letters by 3 professors- HOD and 2 Associate Professors||Signed and attested on the College letter head by the concerned Professor. Date, contact number & Email Id should be mentioned|
|Statement of Purpose(SOP)||On A4 size paper with signature|
|Curriculum Vitae/Resume||On A4 size paper with signature|
|Bank statement||On original bank letter head with bank manager signature and attestation|
|Affidavit of Support(AOS)||On 20/-Rs stamp paper with notary|
|Passport copy||1st and last page Photo copies|
|Photograph||Recent color photograph with White Background of passport size|
|Extra-Curricular Activities||Photo copies of Certificates|
|Work Experience||Photo copies of Experience letter|