Study in United States

United States


WHY USA?           

          USA still stands in the number one position in attracting the foreign students. One of the highest selling points of American education is perhaps its worldwide reputation of commitment to excellence. US universities, colleges and schools constantly rank very high in world rankings. Schools such as Harvard University, Stanford University, MIT, Julliard, Berklee School of Music, West Point, are all world famous and welcome international students. . In 2012 about 9,000 UK students and more than 700,000 international students preferred American universities for their higher studies. Over 765,000 international students are currently studying in the United States. Only the best students from the world are put in to the top schools in the US. Students have the freedom to choose from various courses within their university and have a choice of migrating from one institute to the other. 

             The U.S. has one of the world's finest education systems, with excellent programs across all disciplines. Universities in the U.S. pride themselves on being at the forefront of technology, research and techniques, and in making the best possible equipment and resources available to their students. Beyond the classroom walls, countless extra-curricular activities give students a chance to develop leadership skills and community spirit. If you are so concern about the academic, US is the best choice. An American degree in your profile will make the employer to pause for a moment and take a notice of your academic credentials.

Students select US as their choice of further education for many reasons including:

  • Academic excellence
  • Cutting edge technology
  • World wide reputation
  • Flexibility
  • Affordable
  • Professional approach
          You can experience varied climate, landscape, lifestyle, and culture. The only thing you need to do is choose the best location which suits you. Once you choose US as your destination, you can have lifetime experience.

         Generally, the western and southern parts of US have warmer weather as compared to the eastern and northern parts. The eastern/northern parts of US experience harsh winters with heavy snowfall but the summers are pleasant. The western/southern part has extremely hot summers and comparatively tolerable winters. 
          Weather is mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains
         The US does not have an official language. While almost every language in the world is spoken in the United States, Spanish, Chinese, French and German are among the most frequently spoken non-English languages. 82% of the population speak English as their native language. Generally English in US is known as American English. Together with Canadian English is called as North American English. About 12% of the people speak Spanish.
        There are more than 300 languages besides English which can claim native speakers in the United States.
         As the third largest country in the word with a population of more than 315 million, the United States is the most culturally diverse country in the world. The United States is sometimes described as a "melting pot" in which different cultures have contributed their own distinct "flavors" to American culture
          The type of dressing is greatly related to their climatic conditions. American style of dressing is predominantly casual. Easterners generally tend to dress more formally than Westerners, residents of northern states wear heavy sweaters, warm, water-resistant boots, stocking caps and heavy coats or down parkas in the cold season.  In beach areas and places with relatively warm and consistent climates, especially California, Hawaii, and Florida, "skimpy" clothing is considered acceptable in all but the most formal settings. People from the southern US dress in the jean and t-shirt. Denim, sneakers and cowboy hats and boots are some items of clothing that are closely associated with Americans. Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and Victoria Secret are some well-known American brands. 
          Pizzas, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips, macaroni and cheese and meat loaf are some foods which are commonly identified as Americans. "As American as apple pie" has come to mean something that is authentically American.  “American comfort food” is the southern style of cooking. It includes dishes such as fried chicken, collard greens, black-eyed peas and corn bread. Tex-Mex is popular in Texas and in the Southwest. It is a blend of Spanish and Mexican cooking styles and includes ingredients such as chili and burritos and relies heavily on shredded cheese and beans. Table manners are more relaxed in the U.S. than in many other countries.
Official currency:
        US dollar is the basic money unit in United States. It is symbolically denoted as “$”

Intakes to study in US:
         US universities have four intakes. Major intake falls during the month of August/September (fall). But most of the universities have the intake for January/February (spring). Few of the universities are open during April/May(summer)/December(winter). 

Documents needed:
         Students have to apply online for both bachelors and master degree. Application fee will according to the university.

For Undergraduate:
  • Sealed & stamped 10th, 11th and 12th Official Transcripts from school
  • 2 letter of Recommendations from school teachers.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Certificate of extra-curricular activities & other achievements, if available
  • Affidavit of Financial Statements
  • Good scores in exams like TOEFL, IELTS

For postgraduate:
  • Official Transcripts from University
  • 2 strong Academic recommendation and 1 from the employer(if the candidate has any work experience)
  • Statement of Purpose/Personal statement, essays
  • Good scores in entrance exams like SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, IELTS
  • Detailed CV/resumes
  • Certificate of extra-curricular activities & other achievements, if available
  • Affidavit of Financial Statements
English language requirements:
         All students must have the proficiency in English. Over 2500 schools in US recognize IELTS exams including some top universities of US.
                       Undergraduate course         : 6.0& above (IELTS)/ 80& above (TOEFL)
                       Postgraduate course            : 6.5& above (IELTS)/ 90& above (TOEFL)

          The average cost of studying at a four year private school in the US is now US$28,500 per year. Whereas the top universities like Cornell charges $41,541 for undergraduate program. 
US Public school:
             Undergraduate            : 8000 to 15000 US $
             Postgraduate              : 10000 to 20000 US $
US private school:
            Undergraduate             : 10000 to 20000 US $
            Postgraduate                 : 15000 to 25000 US $

You can find the fees detail for Ms program in US schools in the following page.
institute Fees details

        The cost of living depends on the accommodation and city you choose to live. You can choose off campus accommodation, home stay, dormitories, and campus accommodation.
              Home stay                                     : $400– $700 per month
              Dormitories                                   : $3500 to $6000 per semester
              Rented apartment                       :  $300 to $600 
              Campus apartment                     : $400 per month (shared) & $800 per month (single room)
              Expenses per year (average)      : $10,000-$16,000

Some items of expenditure illustrate the cost of living (subjected to change)
  • Meal, inexpensive restaurant$10
  • Cappuccino (regular)$3.50
  • Milk (regular), 1L$1.00
  • Rice (1kg)$2.20
  • Tomato (1kg)$3.28
  • Water (1.5L)$1.75
  • Taxi start (normal tariff)$3.00
  • One way ticket (local transport)$2.00
  • Monthly pass (regular price) $65.00
              International students are allowed to do part time job (20 hours a week) while they are enrolled as a full time students in university. And during summer vacation they can work full time. 
            Off-campus employment must be authorized through specific procedures outlined in the federal regulations.

  1.  US visa is interview based and you must apply to US embassy for their interview.
  2. An F1 visa is a temporary student visa that allows international students to study full-time at US universities. International students who wish to participate in an English language course in the US may also be eligible for an F1 visa. A J1 visa is a temporary student visa that allows foreign post-secondary students to study in the US through an approved, government-sponsored exchange program. An M1 visa is a temporary student visa that allows international students to attend an accredited vocational or non-academic school, such as a trade school or practical training school.
Documents needed:
  • Visa Application form (Online fill able form)
  • Original Passport
  • Bank Receipt
  • Interview Appointment letter
  • All Academic Documents including TOEFL, GRE, GMAT Score sheet
  • Evidence of Financial Resources

The above information is right at the time of publication but is subjected to change. Please refer to this website / for up-to-date information.