Admission Requirements for United States Study Abroad

Here are the major requirements to study in United States which you need to ensure while applying to a United States university:

  • Copy of a valid passport
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS test scores)
  • ACT/SAT/LSAT for UG programs, GMAT/GRE scores for PG programs
  • Academic Transcripts from the previous study
  • Academic Reference Letters, the number of reference letters depends from university to university
  • Letters of recommendation from the employer/manager (if applicable)
  • CV/Resume)
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Essays (if demanded by the university)
  • Portfolio (for specific courses)
  • Certificates of extracurricular activities
  • Evidence of funds

Top Universitiesto Study in United States

Brandeis University

Waltham, United States

6.5

Minimum IELTS Required

497

Ranking

Auburn University

Waltham, United States

6.5

Minimum IELTS Required

1001-1200

Ranking

Binghamton University

Binghamton, United States

6.5

Minimum IELTS Required

801-1000

Ranking

Brown University

Rhode Island, United States

6.5

Minimum IELTS Required

63

Ranking

Brigham Young University

Utah, United States

6.5

Minimum IELTS Required

1001-1200

Ranking

Boston College

Boston, United States

7.5

Minimum IELTS Required

561-570

Ranking

Scholarships to Study in United States

There are various scholarships offered by the USA government, universities and private organisations to support the education of international students. Here is a list of the most popular scholarships to study in USA:

  • Fulbright Foreign Student Program
  • #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship
  • Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program
  • Tata Scholarship for Cornell University
  • Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships
  • Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowships for Indian Students
  • Civil Society Leadership Awards
  • AAUW International Fellowships
  • Surfshark Privacy and Security Scholarship
  • List of Scholarships for MS in USA
  • List of MBA Scholarships in the USA

Post Admission Experience

F1

Type - Study
You get to stay in the US for 1 year after completion of your course on an F1 visa. For students studying STEM courses, a new rule allows a 24-month extension, which means you can continue to stay in the US up to 3 years.

M-1

Type - Study
An M-1 Visa is meant for non-academic or vocational study or training in the US. Stay back period is actually equal to the duration of course in which you get enrolled, with an additional grace period of 1 month. The visa can be extended for another 2 years, to a maximum total period of 3 years, if this time is required to complete the course.

J-1

Type - Study
The J-1 visa is for people who wish to take part in work-and-study-based exchange and visitor programs in the U.S. These programs are sponsored by an educational or other nonprofit institution, which must be accredited through the Exchange Visitor Program designated by the U.S. State Department. Candidates are given a grace period of 1 month to prepare for their return to their home country.

H1B

Type - Work
H-1B is an employment based, non-immigrant visa for temporary workers in America. It is an employer sponsored visa i.e. an employer must offer a job and petition for your H-1B visa with US immigration department.

 

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