To study abroad, is everyone’s dream, but very few can get lucky. But if you have the will and the determination to take control of your destiny then try your luck , studying in USA. The United States of America is home to world’s renowned colleges like Harvard, Stanford,Columbia and other top rated universities. If you wish to apply to study in USA, here are all the things that you must know to have a clear understanding of the process of application for education in US and abroad.
Immigration and visas in USA
Before you wish to travel to USA to pursue your higher studies, the student has to apply for the non-immigrant visa. The most
commonly applied student visa is the F-1 visa, which allows the student to study at any US accredited university. For application of the visa, the student has to fill in the details in the application form (found on the US embassy website) and send documents such as financial standing, university acceptance letter, academic qualifications as well as the information regarding the US Embassy interview in the respective home country.
Universities to apply
Harvard University, Cambridge:
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University is the oldest educational institute of learning in the United States. The old colonial architecture of the university can make you fall in love with the place. It has been the home to noted scientists, politicians, chemists,biologists etc. Notable alumni include political U.N. Secretary Ban Ki-Moon,Bill Gates and many other popular names. It is best known for courses in literature, political science, business , philosophy and law. Check their website for details related to the fee structure and application procedure.
Yale is one of the oldest and highly sought after universities to study in USA. The university has notable alumni, including five U.S. presidents, U.S. Supreme Court Justices and many other Nobel laureates. The university is a paradise for a learner with intellectual hubs, highly qualified faculties, sport grounds, debating societies of the world class order. The university is best known for courses in law,history,medicine,biology. Check the university’s website for more details on specific course application and fee structure.
the prestigious university is located in California, USA. The university offers degree in biology,physics,humanities and law related subjects. The university is highly reputed and aims to bring about the total well-being of the students. Stanford is best known to offer courses in engineering and medicine.
Located in the bustling city of New York, Columbia University is the fifth oldest institute of education in the United States. Notable alumni of the university include 5 founding fathers of US, Supreme court justices, 28 academy award winners and about 43 Nobel Prize laureates. The college is known for offering degrees in engineering, humanities, international and public affairs, architecture and journalism.
Other Notable Universities :
US is home to other reputed universities like the New York University, University of Florida, University of Pennsylvania and others.
Students with strong academic as well as extra curricular credentials must apply for various scholarship programs which can cut down the high fees included in the various undergraduate programs of USA.
Entrance exams for studying in USA
SAT(Scholastic Aptitude Test) :
For application to undergraduate programs in USA, students must appear for the SAT exam. This exam stands as a judgement for assessing the knowledge and academic credentials of the student as per the standards of the universities in USA.
Students must be alert about the SAT exam registration time. They should register a year before and take prior academic guidance for succeeding in the SAT exam. Students must do proper research to know about the questions asked in SAT exams.
Good grades obtained in the SAT exam can make application for scholarships,course placement and other academic merits to be easier. The aspiring students can approach more financial institutions for educational loans related to study abroad programs.
Students can also register for various SAT exam preparation test conducted online. This will help the student get a better idea on what can be expected from the exam. The student must develop the skill to learn and be confident to give the best in the SAT exam which is the gateway to education in the US.
Studying in the USA isn’t tough anymore. For exceptionally well-qualified students, the government in India as well as abroad have introduced various financial aids with which they can follow their dreams and study in one of the best educational institutes of the world.
Other popular exams for study in US and abroad are:
GRE ( Graduate Record Examination)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language)
ACT (America College Test)
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)
OET (Occupational English Test)
PTE Academic (The Pearson Test of English)