The United States of America (USA) commonly referred to as the sometimes the States, is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C., are in central North America between Canada and Mexico.
The United States is a developed country and has the world's largest national economy, The U.S. economy is considered post-industrial, the country continues to be one of the world's largest manufacturers. Accounting for 37% of global military spending, it is the world's foremost economic and military power, a prominent political and cultural force, and a leader in scientific research and technological innovations. Americans have the highest average income among OECD nations.
Why Study in USA?
The United States is the leader in many areas of technology and research. While studying here, you will be exposed to advanced technology and research. You may be fortunate enough to meet, and even study, with the leading scholars in your chosen field. The U.S. is the preferred destination for Indian students because U.S. higher educational institutions offer: academic excellence, cutting-edge technology, extensive support services for international students, generous funding opportunities, wide variety of educational options, flexible curriculum and hands-on training (OPT and CPT).
Key factors that make the US, the No. 1 educational hub for international students:
Highest-ranked universities in the world - Commitment to Excellence:
The USA has an established, high-quality tertiary education system. The USA has an impressive seven out of the world’s top 10 universities.
The United States have the finest university education systems in the world. American education is having worldwide reputation of commitment to excellence. US Education is widely respected around the world. America is the top choice of study abroad destination for international students. American universities are recognized and respected globally for their excellence, diversity, flexibility, range of opportunities, modern facilities, resources to enhance the learning experience, and top quality teachers.
Brilliant Scope for Research:
If you are interested toward academic research, the US is your perfect choice for higher education. Research at American universities is cutting-edge and often published in journals worldwide. Most professors at these universities are either PhD’s or expert authorities in their own fields. You can get the opportunity to earn while you learn when you enroll into an MS/PhD program. Your research grant will help support your personal needs by waiving your tuition and providing you with a stipend. Funding and grants for most research projects at the university are obtained from either the federal government or reputed multinational corporate in the industry.
Position yourself for success:
International students with degrees from US universities are highly sought-after by employers. A degree from a university in America will give you the qualifications you need to be internationally successful after graduation.
Diversity - Programs to fit your needs:
America offers the most diverse and exciting range of higher education options anywhere in the world. There is a wide range of schools, countless areas of study and specialty degrees. If you are interested in studying business, you are not relegated to just general study, but can choose from many concentrations: accounting, marketing, international business, information technology, business management, business administration, or finance. (There are many more!) This type of specialty study is available at the undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level, too.
Lucrative Job Opportunities:
On completion of your degree, you are legally authorized to work in the US in your related field for about a year. You need to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT). Most international students get inducted into the company that hires them during their OPT period, by sponsoring their H1-B or work visa. The H1- B work visa is usually granted by employers, if they are hiring international students in specialty areas such as software, engineering, accountancy, teaching, etc.
American universities focus on the global aspects of each subject, and thus preparing students with a worldwide view of their subject, through comprehensive and global curriculum to meet these new trends.
Around 30 percent of all international students in the world study in the US. So, as an international student, you will have the unique privilege to interact with lots of people from different nationalities. This exposure will not only enhance your cultural and artistic faculties, but will also help you learn a lot more about the world. The exciting cultural exchange and international diversity will certainly enrich your life both personally and academically. Your new friends will be your new family.
- Fall: August/September
- Spring: January/February
- Summer: April/May
US universities have 3 intakes: Major intake is the fall intake, but most of the universities are open for spring and few of them for summer intake too. However all subjects commence in fall and only some in spring and summer intake.
Documents required for admission (I-20)
- Copy of Passport
- Mark-sheet and Transcript – SSC
- Mark-sheet and Transcript – HSC
- School Leaving Certificate
- Mark-sheets and Transcripts – (Diploma /Graduation /Master)
- Diploma / Degree / Master Certificate
- Test Score Reports – IELTS/TOEFL; GRE/GMAT
- Two Recommendation Letters from University / College
- Work Experience Documents (If any)
- Original Bank Balance Certificate (Approx Balance US$ 34,000+)
- Affidavit of Support from Sponsor (Original)
Tuition Fees & Living Cost:
American Institutions (Universities / Colleges) fall under two major categories:
Public (state supported)
- Private (independent)
The tuition fee is different from Universities to Universities and varies widely with courses. It can vary from as low as 12,000 US$ a year to 25,000 US$ per annum. Visit Institutions website for exact fees structure.
The approximate annual living expenses are 10,000 US$, which includes food, accommodation, transportation as well as other daily expenses. However, the expenses may vary depending on the lifestyles.
Steps/Process for Student Visa:
Step 1: Attend a Counseling Session @ Unicorn Tourism & Tours Services Pvt. Ltd.
Step 2: Documents Gathering
Step 3: Apply for Admission
Step 4: Issuance of i-20
Step 5: Pay the Visa and SEVIS Fees
Step 6: Complete Online Visa Form (DS-160)
Step 7: Schedule a Visa Interview
Step 8: Undertake an Interview with the Embassy
Step 9: Visa Outcome
Step 10: Fly to United States