What is the application process for USA?
Compared to other countries, admission procedures in US universities are very competitive for international students. Universities and colleges have their own criteria in selection of their students. Most of them prefer the students to apply to them at least before one year.
What are the Visa application requirements?
Before applying for the visa, the student needs to be accepted by the institution. After the institution accepts the candidate, they will provide the necessary approval documentation which is required to apply for the visa. Visa application requirements include:
* Have a residence abroad, with no immediate intention of abandoning that residence
* Intend to depart from the United States upon completion of the course of study
* Possess sufficient funds to pursue the proposed course of study.
What are the housing options available?
Accommodation is very important as it is significant for your successful studies in USA. In USA you are provided with two options- campus and off campus housing. Universities provide dormitories with necessary facilities. Or else you can easily a rent house off campus.
How much does USA education cost?
The tuition fee is not same for different universities. It varies widely with courses. A brief idea is shown in the following table:
What are the living expenses in USA?
The approximate annual living expense in USA is about $10,000. It includes accommodation as well as other daily expenses. The expenses vary depending on the lifestyles. The main expenses can be split up as:
$ 400 per month
(you can live alone with that amount in a place like Auburn or share an apartment with 6 people in NY)
Can I work while I am studying?
Working while study is a popular option for students in the United States. Students are allowed to do part time jobs up to 20 hours per week as a full time student. During holidays this is extended up to 40 hours per week.
Are Scholarships available?
International students are provided with scholarships by the universities to support their education expenses. This range from a few hundred dollars to full scholarships. Private scholarships are also available. They are the educational gifts given by various organizations or individuals, predominantly for academic merit.