In United States education, accreditation process is used to ensure the colleges, institutions and
other education providers meet the required standards of quality and integrity regarding academics
and administration related services.
USA has thousands of accredited colleges and universities well known for their quality of education,
programs of study, and their flexibility in changing fields of study.
Benefits of Studying in USA
More number of higher education Institutions with quality of education acknowledged worldwide.
Qualified faculty ensures that the institutions have high standards
Specialization in any desire areas of focus
Flexible Education System in terms of choice of courses within a college / university during the course of study
Hub of Inventions which is known for its latest technologies and advancement in technical fields
A wide spectrum of tuition fees, accommodation & financial help from the institutions in the form of scholarships, fee waivers
Best investment for future and value for your money
Financial aid, scholarships and assistantships for International Students
Earn while you learn through 20hr/wk during their course and 40hr/wk during vacation
Democratic country with strong economic and social background
The Educational Structure
o One of the most attractive features of the U.S. higher education system is the flexibility it provides
through the number and diversity of institution types it encompasses.
o More than 4,500 accredited institutions make up U.S. higher education in the United States.
o A variety of institution types offer higher-education degrees. Liberal arts institutions, for example, offer courses in the arts, humanities, languages, and social and physical sciences.
o Community colleges are another option and provide two-year associate degree programs to prepare students to continue studies for an undergraduate degree or help them gain occupational skills for
o In the United States, students typically earn credits for courses they take and these credits count towards the completion of a program.
o The quality of the research program along with the resources available
American institutions (Universities/Colleges) fall under two major categories:
- Public (state supported)
- Private (independent)
The tuition fee differs from one university to other and also varies widely with courses. It can
vary from as low as US$ 12,000 a year to US$ 35,000 per annum. Visit institutions’ website
for exact fees structure.
The approximate annual living expenses are US$ 10,000, which include food,
accommodation, transportation as well as other daily expenses. However, the expenses
may vary depending on lifestyle.
STEPS/PROCESS FOR STUDENT VISA
Step 1: Attend a counseling session
Step 2: Documents gathering
Step 3: Apply for admission
Step 4: Issuance of i-20
Step 5: Pay the visa and SEVIS Fees
Step 6: Complete online visa form (DS-160)
Step 7: Schedule a visa interview
Step 8: Undertake an interview with the embassy
Step 9: Visa outcome
Step 10: Fly to United States