Study Location / United States

All you need to know about studying in USA

Why study in USA

You only need to look at the university rankings to see that U.S. universities dominate the lists of the best universities in the world. Home to the venerable Ivy League, the United States has plenty of top-ranked universities. Some of the best, highest ranked institutions are in the United States. If you have decided to study in the US, your choice of destination country needs no validation as the US is considered the best study abroad destination.

Here’s why you should choose USA as your study abroad destination!

World renowned Academia

According to the latest rankings, 16 universities of USA are ranked among the top 20 in the world.

Academic Flexibility

The American higher education system offers flexible and highly structured course options to the students according to their needs and academic goals.

Variety of Educational Opportunities

All over the U.S., universities offer a lot of topics and degree programmes that you can choose from. Some of the biggest names, at the biggest Ivy League schools, teach programmes in the subject you’re most interested in like arts, social sciences or technical fields.

Cutting-Edge Research Technology and Training opportunities

Universities in the USA are at the forefront of technology, research and techniques and makes sure that all spectrums of the education sector are well equipped with the latest technology.

Support Services & student offices

They assist students by providing a wide range of student services like conducting orientation program, housing, employment possibilities, health concerns, resume and employment assistance as graduation nears.

The United States Education System

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 for the students to follow their career aspirations. There are four institution options in USA offering different levels of affordability to suit everyone.

  • State Colleges / Universities The US comprises of 50 states, each state run at least one university or colleges for providing quality higher education to students at low rates. These universities are funded by the respective state governments and are equipped with state of the art facilities. E.g. The University of California or Texas A&M University.
  • Private Colleges / Universities These institutions are run privately and are considered costly as compared to the state schools
  • Community Colleges Community colleges offer two-year certification or associate degree which is transferable. Generally, Community college graduates transfer to universities or four-year colleges in order to complete their degree. They are allowed to transfer the credits which they have earned in the community college.
  • Technology Institutes These are the institutes which provide four-year courses related to science and technology.

The cost of studying in USA

The tuition fee varies according to different universities, courses, and the city. The tuition expenses in the US might be up to $10,000-$30,000 per year for an undergraduate course. And if you are thinking of applying for a post-graduate course, the cost would be $15,000-$55,000 per year approximately. It’s important to note that the cost of a program in a US school does not necessarily affect its quality. It can vary from as low as $10,000 per year for state universities to as much as $50,000 per year for some private universities.

Employment opportunities in USA

The USA has strict employment rules; however skilled workers are in demand in the reputed organizations. The first step is to apply for a Green Card or United States Lawful Permanent Residency which gives the holder the right to both settle in the USA as well as work in paid employment. To gain an industrial experience in the USA without settling there permanently, you can apply for work visas on a temporary, seasonal or exchange worker basis. This requires a Work Visa as well as permit to work known as Employment Authorisation Document (EAD).

A guide to study application & Visa requirements

Step 1 - Register with GT Western and talk with an Education Counsellor

Step 2 - Choose a course according to your areas of interest

Step 3 - Shortlist a university that suits your preferences, entry requirements and budget

Step 4 - Apply for the USA university with our assistance

Step 5 - Get counselling on visa from our experts

Step 6 - Pay financial deposits

Step 7 - Receive CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies) from the university

Step 8 - Apply for your visa with our help

Step 9 - Attend our pre-departure session and get ready to depart for USA

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