Why Study in the USA?
Over the past few years, the U.S. has dominated the globe in being the most popular university destination for students from all over the world. American universities are widely known for the quality of their teaching and research. The United States is the number one and largest destination for international students seeking higher education overseas. The education system in USA is the most versatile and flexible higher education system for international students in the world.

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Education in the USA is popular due to the following reasons:

• Academic Excellence
• Diversity of Education Opportunities
• Cutting-Edge Technology
• Opportunity for Research, Teaching and Training
• Support Services for International Students

The American Education System

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. 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 to follow your career aspirations with so many options to choose from.

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The Cost of Studying in the USA

If you are interested in studying in the United States, one of the most important things you need to consider is how much everything is going to cost. This essential guide breaks down the cost of every aspect of university life to make sure you have everything covered.
Tuition fees range from $5,000 to $50,000 per year. Most undergraduate degrees last four years, so, on average, students are graduating with $132,860 worth of debt.
While some countries differentiate pricing for home, EU and international students, American universities differentiate between in-state and out-of-state students. A typical four-year public college charged in-state students $10,230 per year while out-of-state students were charged $26,290There are private non-profit colleges too, which charge $35,830 on average.

Scholarships to Study in the USA

Foreign Fulbright Student Program:

The Fulbright Program are full scholarships in USA for international students who wants to pursue a Master’s or PhD degree. The scholarships can also be awarded for non-degree postgraduate studies. The grant covers tuition fee, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance.

American University Scholarship:

American University (AU) awards a limited number of generous partial merit scholarships to academically-qualified incoming international first-year undergraduate students. No need-based financial aid is available to international students. The merit scholarship range from U.S.$6,000 to U.S.$25,000 per academic year (renewable subject to conditions).

Humphrey Fellowship Program:

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries throughout the world. Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or private sector. The fellowships are full grants covering all related expenses.

AAUW International Fellowship:

AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women) awards international fellowships for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not US citizens or permanent residents. The scholarship are worth $18,000 for Masters, 20,000 for PhD and $30,000 for Postdoctoral students.

The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship:

The Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program provides full scholarships to students from World Bank member countries to pursue development-related studies at selected Universities around the world. Students can choose to study in 8 participating USA Universities including Harvard University, John Hopkins University, University of Chicago, Cornell University and Columbia University.

The Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Program:

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from selected developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. The studies can be undertaken anywhere in the world including the US. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant: 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year.

Post Study Employment Options:

The USA has strict employment rules, however skilled workers are in demand in the right industries. For the experience of working in the USA without settling there permanently, you can also apply for work visas on a temporary, seasonal or exchange worker basis. Under OPT, the students can stay in the US for up to one year and apply for employment-authorized practical training in the field they graduated in. This post study work visa (USA) allows students 60 days after the completion of their study and training to depart from the US.

Get expert advice to plan your future

Through a conversation with one of our Education Counsellors, you can be sure you’re making an informed decision on your future study. There’s nothing worse than signing up for a course that you are not passionate about studying and will set you back thousands of dollars.

Our extensive experience of working with international students puts us in a position to help you make the right choice based on your interest, aspirations, job outcomes and financial considerations and ensure that you stay visa compliant as you transit from your current course to another.