USA

Are you looking to fulfill your study aspirations in US? We can offer the most exact help in this situation. USA is a dream study destination for most students. It’s also important to gain a study visa to study in this country. A student requires an F1 visa to work-study in USA. It’s granted after a student receives an I20 form from the university into which he has been granted admission.

The students flinch at the cost of higher education in this country.   But there are various USA study visa scholarship programs which are available for the benefit of students:

The US universities are now giving priorities to international students, due to which the number of scholarships available for them is increasing by leaps and bounds. Here is a listing for the US scholarships for international students:

  • Fulbright Foreign Student Program–This scholarship offers financial aid to students pursuing graduation and even professionals for the period of one year or greater. This scholarship is given to students from all the domains except medicine.
  • American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship–This scholarship is available to international students to study in USA in any American university in the region of Washington DC. This scholarship is reserved for students who are able to prove any presence of leadership skills in them.
  • Rotary Peace Fellowships–These scholarships are available in America to students who are pursuing master degrees in this country. However the condition is that the students should be pursuing a degree at the peace centers of Rotary, including the Duke University.

For students only belonging to developing countries:

  • INSEAD Business School International Scholarships– These scholarships are offered to students pursuing education from INSEAD Business School for almost 50 countries.
  • DAAD scholarships– These scholarships are available to students pursuing their master’s degrees in America and hailing from the different countries of Africa, Asia, Central America and Pacific Islands.

Work study in USA

As far as the working requirements in USA are concerned, they are of the following types:

  • Curriculum practical training: This work study in USA opportunity is available to students during their course. The opportunities are available for students to work both on-campus and off-campus. The students are paid at excellent rates with wages rates equivalent to American workers. Under this kind of training, the students can opt to work during the afternoon time and take classes in evening.

Students pursing bachelors and masters degrees are eligible for this training. The study to USA costs are very feasible to meet through such scholarships.

The students can get excellent internship positions during their study to USA programs. The students can be given authorization by their university to work on campus and even off campus if it’s recognized by it that such work is a mandatory part of their curriculum.

The students get international exposure through such work study in USA programs. They not only meet their costs, but also get the opportunity of getting sponsored by any employer to stay in US through the granting of an H1B visa. The students also get the benefits of developing business etiquette and English fluency which are quite useful after doing jobs after pursuance of their degrees.

  • Optional practical training The other kinds of training opportunities which are available to students are called the optional practical training opportunities. Such USA study visa training conditions allows students to pursue training while they are pursuing education or after completing it. But it’s important that the students have spent atleast 9 months towards the pursuance of their degrees. The USA Study visa hence gives a lot of opportunities to students to recover their educational costs. However, the STEM students are given the period of 3 years to pursue such training.

 

We at Visa House can help you get the most coveted F1 visa.

USA has the world’s most flexible education system, students can study their area of interest as specialization. As the education system of USA is not centralized each institute can determine its program and admission standards. Lateral movement in the education system is possible any time.

Types of Institution

Public Universities:

State-affiliated institutions financially supported by public taxes, usually large in size. All levels of degrees with different fields of study are offered. Public colleges and universities are relatively easy on the pocket for residents of a state where the schools are located. Foreign students pay “out-of-state” tuition, which is higher. There are many notable public universities across the country just a few examples: Pennsylvania State University, Ohio State University, University of California, Kansas State University, University of Texas , California State University.

Private Universities:

Private Institutions run without the control of the Government entity. Tuition fees of these institutions are higher but the international as well the domestic students pay the same amount of fees. The notable private institutions are Long Island University, George Washington University, New York University, Carnegie Mellon University.

Technical Institutes:

These are schools emphasizing principally on engineering and science they are known for their research and graduate programs. Most International students who attend these schools are of graduate level. Undergraduates admitted to these schools usually have incredibly strong backgrounds in math and sciences, as witnessed by grades and standardized test scores (e.g. SAT or GRE). M.I.T. (the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cal Poly (California Polytechnic Institute), Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology), NYIT New York Institute of Technology) and W.P.I. (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) are a few of the noted schools.
The Ivy League:

These schools are the oldest and most famous in the country members of the Ivy League are: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth, Cornell, Columbia, and the University of Pennsylvania. They are in the Northeastern part of the USA. Ivy League colleges stress undergraduate liberal arts education, but they also have noted graduate and professional schools. Tuitions at these private schools is among the highest in the country, and admission is generally highly competitive.

Small Liberal Arts Colleges:

Generally have the focus on undergraduate study of the traditional arts and science disciplines: humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Strictly liberal arts colleges are often quite old and mostly private schools. They are highly-rated institutions as they stress on small classes, individual attention to the students, and closer relationships between the faculties and students. Many of them also generally have rigid admission standards. Among these schools are: Amherst, Marist, Swarthmore, Manhattan, Smith, Mount Holyoke.

Community Colleges:
More over known as County Colleges or City colleges. Community colleges provide higher education and lower level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas and Associates Degree. Some notable community colleges are Ohlone College, De Anza College & Bellevue Community College.

Types Of Degree

Associate Degree:

It is an academic degree awarded by the community colleges, junior colleges, business colleges and some bachelor’s degree upon completion of a course of study Usually for two years (60 Credits). In the USA , an associate degree is equivalent to the first two years of a four year college or university Bachelors degree. It is The lowest in hierarchy of post secondary academic degrees offered in USA.

Bachelors Degree:

Commonly known as Undergraduate degree in India. The duration of the bachelors course is 4 years. Students who have completed a part of their undergraduate degree and want to go to the USA, can apply as a transfer Student. There are two types of bachelors degree: B.A or B.S. Some universities in the USA offer either of the degrees in all fields and at times both the degrees in some field. Students need to appear for SAT & TOEFL/IELTS exams for admission.
Masters Degree:

The duration of master’s courses may range from a year to two depending on the university & your area of specialization. The binding requisite for Masters is the 16 year of education criteria. Students with Bachelors in Engineering are qualified whereas the students with B.Com, B.Sc, and B.A need to complete at least one year of Masters, post graduate diploma is also accepted by some specific institutions for specific programs.While 16 years of education is the major criteria, few universities do accept students with 3 years Bachelors degree fo certain Master prorgams. Exams required are GMAT for management related subjects / GRE for arts, science or any other subjects and TOEFL/ IELTS exams for admission.

Doctorate:
Commonly known as PhD. Duration of the same may range from 3 years to 5 years. Students can take admission for a PhD only after completion of their master’s degree. PhD students need to submit a research proposal as well have to appear for GRE/GMAT & TOEFL/IELTS exams for admissions.

Duration of the courses in USA

Bachelor (Undergraduates): 4 years
Master (Graduate): 2 years
MBA: 2 to 3 years

Eligibility for Admission

Once you choose an academic major or field of study, consider the eligibility requirements and proceed only if you meet those requirements.
Bachelor (Undergraduate): minimum academic requirement is 10+2 with 45% & TOEFL-iBT 61 or IELTS 5.5 bands and (SAT-1 score is not mandatory).
Master (Graduate): minimum academic requirement is 10+2+4 with 50% & TOEFL iBT 61 to 80 between or IELTS 6.0 to 6.5 bands and GRE score of 275~300 out of 340.
MBA: minimum academic requirement is 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 8 TOEFL-iBT 61 to 80 between or IELTS 6.0 to 6.5 bands and GMAT score 320 to 600 between (work experience is not mandatory).

Intake
Spring (January), fall (August), summer (May) – Start the search for a suitable academic program about 12 to 18 months before the date of enrollment.

Though it is sometimes possible to complete the process more quickly, planning ahead gives a student a wider choice and sufficient time to prepare a winning application.

Process

Name Of Universitites

Alcorn State University
Alliant International University
American International College
Angelo State University
Antioch University
Arkansas State University
Ashland University
Baylor University
Beauty School of America
Belhaven University
Benedictine College
Berkeley College
Blue Mountain College
Boston University
Brescia University
Brown University
California Baptist University
California Lutheran University
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)

California State University
California State University- Channel Island
California State University, San Marcos
California State University-Bakersfield
California State University-Bernardino
California State University-Canyon
California State University-East Bay
California State University-Fresno
California State University-Fullerton
California State University-Long Beach
California State University-Monterey Bay
California State University-Northridge
California State University-Stanislaus
Capital University
Carnegie Mellon University
Chadron State College
City College of San Francisco
Cleary University
Cleveland State University
Colby-Sawyer College
College of Desert
Concordia University
Cornell University
Creighton University
Dallas Baptist University
Delta State University
DeVry University
Dominican University of California
Dowling college
Drexel University
Drury University
Duquesne University
EL Camino College
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida International University
Foothill and De Anza College
Franklin University
Gannon University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Globe Institute Technology
Golden Gate University
Hardin-Simmons University
Harvard University
Houston Baptist University
Humboldt State University
IEP at Texaz Christian University
Jackson State University
John Carroll University
John F Kennedy University
John Hopkins University
Johnson & Wales University
Kettering University
Lamar University
LaSalle University
Lawrence Technological University
LeTourneau University
Lewis University
Loma Linda University
Long Island University (C. W. Post Campus)
Lyndon State University
Maryville Univ. of St. Louis
McLennan Community College
Menlo College
Mercer University
Meridian Community College
Midland College
Millsaps College
MiraCosta College
Mission College
Mississippi College
Mississippi State University
Mississippi Valley State University
Monroe College
Montana State University
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Mount Sinai School of Public Health
Musician Institute College
National University
New York Film Academy
New York Institute of Technology
Newman University
North Lake College
North Seattle Community College
North West Missouri State University
Northern Kentucky University
Northwestern Polytechnic University
NYU Poly
Oakland University
Ohio State University
Oklahoma City University
Our Lady of the Lake University
Pacific States University
Paul Smith’s College
Pierce College
Pittsburg State University
Polytechnic Institute of Technology
Post University
Purdue University
Rice University
Richland College
Rider University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
Sacred Heart University
Saint Louis University
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San Jose City College
San Jose State University
San Mateo Colleges
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Clara University
Schiller International University
Schreiner University
Seattle Central Community College
Solano Community College
Solano Community College
Sonoma State University
South East Missouri State University,
Spokane Falls Community College
Springfield College
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
St. Edward’s University
Stephen F. Austin State University
Strayer University
SUNY Buffalo
Tarleton State University
Texas A&M College Station
Texas A&M University- Commerce
Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
Texas Wesleyan University
Texas Woman’s University
The College of Saint Rose
The Piney Woods School
The University of Findlay
The University of Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
Tougaloo College
Troy University
University of Alabama Birmingham
University of Bridgeport
University of California – Davis
University of California – Irvine
University of California – Los Angeles
University of California – Merced
University of California – Riverside
University of California – San Diego
University of California – Santa Barbara
University of California – Santa Cruz
University of California Berkeley
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Dallas
University of Houston – Central
University of Houston – Clear Lake
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
University of La Verne
University of Mary Hardin, Baylor
University of Massachusetts
University of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Michigan – Flint
University of Milwaukee Eau Claire
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
University of New Haven
University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina Charlotte
University of North Carolina Charlotte
University of North Texas
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee
University of Texas- Arlington
University of Texas-Austin
University of Texas-Dallas, Computer Science Department
University of Texas-Online High School
University of Texas-Pan American
University of Texas-San Antonio
University of Texas-Tyler
University of Utah
University of Wisconsin Madison
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Virginia International University
Virginia Tech
Webber International University
West Hills Community College
West Texas A&M University
Western New England University
Westfield State University
William Carey University
Wright State University
Yale University

Courses

• Arts & Design
• Business Administration
• Finance & Economics
• Engineering
• Fashion & Textile
• Hotel Management, Culinary/Pastry/Cookery
• Information Technology
• Management & Commerce
• Physical Education and Sports
• Psychology, Counseling and Social Sciences
• Research, PHD
• Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy & Health
• Mass Communication
• Advertising & Communication
• Chef Program
• Education
• Environmental Science
• Finance & Commerce
• Informatics and Business Systems
• Law
• Dentistry & Health
• Politics and Policy
• Tourism
• Science & Technology
• Sports Management
• Public Administration

Cost

 

Tuition Fees

In the USA, tuition fee largely depends on whether you plan to study at a Public or Private Institution (refer to the difference between public and private Institutions here).
Estimated tuition fee (per year):
Private Institution: $15000 to $30000 per year. At some Universities, it could go beyond $ 40000 per year
Public Institution: $10000 to $20000 per year
Community College: $8000 to $12000 per year
Note: The tuition fee is different for different universities and varies widely with courses and popularity of the Institution. It can vary from as low as $ 5000 per year to as much as $ 50000 per annum for some private universities

Living Expenses

Estimated Living Cost: $10000 to $12000 (per year). An average of $700 to $1000 per month should be considered as safe
This includes your accommodation (room and board), travel, food, some books, some clothing and may be some entertainment expense too.
Please find below a range of costs that have been considered while estimating the above listed living expenses:
a. Books and study materials will cost $500 to $1000 approximately per academic year
b. Travel costs within the US will be between $300 and $700 approximately
c. Room and Board will cost between $3000 and $7500 approximately per year. Allow an additional $1000 to $2000 for vacation periods when the dormitory might be closed
d. If you will be living off campus, the cost of renting an apartment will be between $300 and $600 a month, but could be much higher contingent on the location of the school. Meals should cost about $2500 a year, assuming that you do not fancy too many outings
e. Clothing will cost $500 or more annually (if you go to cold place, you better buy some clothes that suit their weather; otherwise you may shiver)
f. Personal expenses will cost around $2000 approximately per year.

1.How do I get started?

Give us a call at Visa House and we will give you a personalized assessment and let you know what to do to get on the path you want to be on.

2.What is F1 student visa?
The F1 student visa is a non-immigrant visa which allows foreign students to enter into the U.S. to attend a full course of study at colleges, universities, conservatories, academic high schools (subject to strict regulations) and institutions with language training programs.

3.How long can I stay in the U.S. on F-1 visa?
The Form I-20 indicates the length of time you may stay to finish your course of study. The U.S. government takes a generous position towards students who are enrolled in full time courses in U.S. Universities. You are permitted to stay until you finish your studies.

4.Can I extend my stay in the U.S. on F-1 visa if I am unable to complete my studies in the assigned time?
Yes, you may apply for extension of stay if you need extra time to complete your studies. Your Form I-20 can be extended by the designated school official. The I-20 extension should be filed along with your passport, Form I-94, Arrival-Departure document, a letter stating the reason for your extension.

5.Can I change status while on F-1 visa?
Yes, you may apply for change of status while on F-1 visa. The most preferred change is F-1 to H-1B. You may avail of other options like M-1, H-3.

6.What are the limitations of F-1 visa?
On F-1 visa, you may:
Come to the U.S. as a full time academic or language student enrolled in a program leading to a degree or certificate.
Transfer from one school to another or switch academic programs by notifying the change to the USCIS
Legally work part time on-campus. You may even seek off-campus employment if it is economically necessary or if it involves practical training
Travel in and out of the U.S. or remain in the U.

7.How do I qualify for F-1 visa?
To qualify for F-1 visa, you must:
Be proficient in English, unless you are coming to the U.S. to participate in an English language training program. In some cases the school may make special arrangements to teach you English
Prove that you have sufficient funds to complete your education
Be coming to attend a full course of study by a school approved by the USCIS
Have Form I-20A-B issued by your school.

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