Study in USA
The United States of America has been a global leader in the field of education and boasts of a lion’s share of top ranked universities according to all major international rankings. Few countries offer as many high ranked universities and noble laureate academia, as USA does. As a matter of fact, nearly 50 of the top 200 universities in the world are based in USA.
Universities in USA are also credited for innumerable patents and ground-breaking innovations, offering a chance to study and compete with some of the finest minds in the respective fields.
Flexibility of applying to different fields of study and a wide variety of Research-Centric Science and Technology Courses are the distinguishing features because of which aspirants strive to get admission in USA.
Study in the USA University
With around 4,500 higher education institutions, all providing world-class degree programmes, it is no wonder that just over 1.1 million international students choose the US as their study destination each year. Higher education is delivered in institutions referred to as colleges, which are split into two main types. Public colleges are state-funded, have lower tuition fees and a larger capacity for students. Private colleges are funded by donations, tuition fees and grants, meaning that they have higher tuition fees, but fewer students.
Many of the colleges or universities in the US are leaders in numerous ranking tables. This means that a qualification earned at a US institution will be highly regarded by employers worldwide. In the 2019 QS World University rankings, the US has 5 institutions in the top 10. It also occupies 33 spots in the top 100. The highest ranked university is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which takes first place. It is followed by Stanford University and Harvard University in second and third place respectively.
The currency used in the US is the United States Dollar (USD/$).
Due to its popularity as an international study destination, America is among the most expensive countries for international students. However, you will be receiving high quality education from world renowned institutions. Depending on your course of study or degree programme, you can expect to pay between $5,000 and $60,000 per academic year. The average annual tuition fees are around $30,000 for international students, with a postgraduate degree costing more than an undergraduate degree.
Your cost of living will be highly dependent on the area in which you choose to study. If you choose to live in a big city such as New York City or Los Angeles, this will cost more than a smaller city or town. You should budget between $1,000 and $5,000 per month. This should cover your rent and utilities, groceries, travel and any additional study expenses.
Although the US is known for its higher tuition fees, international students also have access to financial help. Some universities might offer scholarships to cover your entire course costs, or contribute to overall costs. These scholarships are normally awarded for academic or sport excellence, as well as lower income families. If you cannot get a scholarship, you may be eligible for financial aid. Check out our scholarships and funding section for more information.
As well as tuition fees and living costs, you should be aware that you need to purchase health insurance for the duration of your studies in America. There is no national health provider, as the health system is private. If you do not have health insurance, any medical attention you might require will be extremely expensive. Your institution will be able to provide you with more information about this.
Undergraduate: Student from Bangladesh have to have (HSC+ One year completion certificate from any Bangladeshi University). Study gap maximum 1.5 years is accepted. HSC result is not below GPA 4.00/5.00.
Postgraduate : (Hons. BSc, BBA, BA). Bachelor result not be below CGPA 3 and GMAT for business course and GRE will be required.
* For English medium Study: IELTS Score 6.5 minimum or ESL program with main course.
Required Documents for USA:
* Passport size photo (white background)
* Curriculum Vitae (CV)
* IELTS Certificate (6.0 or 6.5 min )
* Two Recommendation Letter (for Masters)
* Personal letter of motivation stating your career objectives (for Masters)
Any international student wishing to study in the USA will be required to obtain a student visa. This will be an F-1 or M-1 visa, depending on the type of institution you will be studying at. If you wish to study at a university or academic institution, you will need to obtain an F-1 visa. If you wish to study a course that is not principally academic, or is offered at a vocational institution, such as a business school, you will need to obtain an M-1 visa. You will need to have been accepted by an approved institution before you are able to apply for a visa. You will then need to register with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), and this generally costs $200. As part of the visa application process, you will need to make an appointment for an interview at the US Embassy or Consulate in your country.
For information about the location of the US Embassy or Consulate in your country, as well as more detailed information about student visas, please visit the US Embassy website.
The USA student visa or F1 student visa usually gives a decision on the same day. However, in some cases, they might take extra time to consider your application. If you apply with your dependent then you have to apply F1 for the student and F2 for the dependent visa.
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