USA is among the top destination for students not only from India but from around the world. This is because of the availability of advancement, infrastructure, technology and experienced faculty members.
Most of the aspirants today go for USA for their higher studies. USA has world’s top Universities, top educational institutes, American schools that provide the best education to the candidates.
Most of the candidates wish to travel to USA for graduations, post graduation, Phd and post doctoral programs being run by many colleges in USA. The most common of all courses which is being opted by students who wish to study in USA is courses for their Graduation.
Many students also prefer to complete their graduation from India and then plan for their higher studies in USA and enrol in several Post Graduate programs. Students prefer USA for various streams like, MBA, Msc, M Tech, MD, M Pharmacy, and so on. Not only post graduation, but many students also go for higher studies and enrol themselves with faculty members and institutes to pursue their Phd and even Post doctorate courses in subject and topic they decide after discussing with their guide and professor.
Admission to Post graduation Degree:
In order to get admission to these Post graduation courses in USA one should have a valid graduation degree in hand and then has to appear in competition exams ment for the selection by colleges in USA. For MS and MA programs students has to clear TOEFL and GRE General Test and For MBA and other Management related programs TOEFL and GMAT entrance exam is conducted.
IELTS entrance exam (International English Language Testing System) is becoming popular even in the US too and is being accepted by many universities now.
Admission to doctoral level programs in usually done after completing Master's degree. But there are certain US universities that accept even those with a Bachelor’s degree. But, the length of program might be longer than for those with a Master’s degree. Typically, the duration of Doctoral level programs is between 3 and 6 years, depending on the field of research and university.
Compared to other countries admission procedure in USA has lot of competetion.There are various universities and colleges in USA who have their own selection criteria for seeking admissions, thus students start applying a year in advance to these colleges.
VISA Requirements and Stay
Students have to apply their VISA once the respected institution or school will accept the student. After accepting the students the respected institution or universities will send the required documents which are required to submit along with the VISA.
Accommodation is also very important 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.
There are many good consultancies in India that provide the complete details and information regarding the Living expenses and complete US Education cost to students and parents. Students can also work while studying in USA and 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.
As mentioned above few test conducted for seeking admissions in US Universities are
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): TOEFL is the entrance exam conducted to check the English Proficiency for those students those whose native is not English. The TOEFL Entrance exam syllabus includes speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE): The GRE test is required for students to enrol in masters or doctoral programs in the arts, sciences, humanities, and engineering fields.
Students should get F1 Visa to study USA. The cost of education in USA includes both Tution Fess and living expenses. The Admissions Office or postgraduate school department will send you information about their academic programs. This will include an application form. (You might be able to obtain a specific school's application form at your local educational advising centre.) .
Students applying to U.S. colleges and universities have to write the examination like GMAT and GRE. International students must also take a test that measures English proficiency (TOEFL).These tests are given at test centres around the world.
In India these tests are held in most major cities round the year. You should send the test scores directly to the colleges or the universities you are applying.
There are many more things that has be submitted to the colleges and the universities but there are consultancies in India that will let you know regarding the other procedures, regarding the VISA Details, regarding the deposit and many more.
Cost of USA Education
The tuition fee is different for different universities and courses
Approx Living Expenses
The approximate living expense in USA is about $10,000. It includes accommodation as well as other daily expenses. The main expenses can be approx. as below