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Study in USA

Here’s a comprehensive guide for all Indian students who want to study in the USA

Home to diverse ethnicities, highest number of top ranked universities, and picturesque landscapes, the USA is truly a land of opportunities. Choosing to study in the USA offers you the wonderful avenue of growing academically, culturally and socially.


Know all about the intakes available in the USA

Intake

Duration

Fall Term

From August to December

Spring Term

From January to April

Summer Term

From May to August

*Intakes vary basis institution and your program. Please speak with your IDP counsellor for more information.


Student visa requirements for the US

The US Government offers three different student visa types:

S.No.

Types of student visa

Description

1

F-1 Student Visa

to study at an accredited US college or university or to study English at an English language institute

2

J Exchange Visa

for participation in an exchange program, including high school and university study

3

M Student Visa

for non-academic or vocational study or training in the US

*For detailed information, please visit the US Government’s Department of State website.

How much will it cost to study in the US?

School

Tuition fees in USD (indicative)

English language studies

$700 to $2,000 a month

Community colleges

$6,000 to $20,000 per year

Undergraduate
bachelor degree

$20,000 to $40,000 per year

Graduate programs

$20,000 to $45,000 per year

Doctoral degree

$28,000 to $55,000 per year

 Top Courses to Study in the US

Business Administration

 

Architecture

 

Information Technology

 

Accounting and Finance

 

Hospitality and Tourism

 

Engineering


Note: Given the current COVID-19 situation, there might be some changes in the 2021 intakes. Don’t worry, our international education experts are here to guide you with the latest updates to help you apply to your desired course and institution. Feel free to connect with our experts for a free counselling session and keep posted about the latest COVID- 19 updates.

Scholarships to study in the US

Apply to a range of scholarships and grants available for Indian students.

Student visa requirements in the US

The US Government provides an opportunity to all Indian students to study in the country but as a prerequisite, you’ll have to obtain a student visa. Know all about it!

Upcoming intakes in the US

American institutions offer three major intakes – Fall, Spring and Summer. Know more!

Cost of studying in the US

Most people consider studying in the US pricey, however, effective budgeting can help you better manage your expenses. Keep in mind - it’s not just the tuition fee alone you should be calculating to get your estimations, there’re a lot more expenses involved when you plan to study abroad. Look at our guide of estimates that covers additional expenses like accommodation, food, health coverage and travel too!

Education system in the US

Seven out of the top 10 universities as per the Times Higher Education Rankings are from the US, which explains American education is like no other. Know all about it.

Why study in the US?

With 33 of the top 100 universities as per the QS World Ranking 2019, vibrant campus life, interactive teaching pedagogy, and abundant work opportunities, USA is the most preferred choice amongst Indian students. Find out more!

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