Many students have shown their interest in pursuing abroad studies in the USA in these years. It has become so due to the lifestyle it offers and the opportunity for the future that many students are willing to achieve.

Why Study in the USA?

We are well aware of the USA’s popularity in pursuing MS studies. Following are the prime reasons why many opt to study in the USA.

Outstanding infrastructure in USA Universities

Top Universities

Wide range of subjects In USA

Wide range of subjects


Outstanding infrastructure


Academic Flexibility

Great work opportunities

Cultural diversity

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Education System

There are several options to choose from when it comes to education. Whether you be an international student or one already studying there. The educational institutes in USA offer four kinds of degrees:

An undergraduate Degree
(Duration of 4 years) is
also referred to as a
Bachelor’s degree in the USA.

Associate Degree (Duration
2 years): It is a degree taken
at an undergraduate level that
is equivalent to a diploma and
is offered by community
colleges in the USA.

Graduate Degree or
Master’s degree
(Duration: 2-3 years)

Doctorate Degree
(Duration: 5 to 8 years)

Credit System in USA

While studying in the USA, you will be introduced to the credit system followed by the University you have enrolled into. Following are the required details you need to be aware of the credits required as a student.

  • Your credits get added to your final result.
  • You require 3-5 credits for the course you are pursuing as a bachelor/Undergraduate
  • In case you are to take a Master’s degree in the USA, you should have 3-4 credits as per the course you choose.
  • The credit scale is from 0.0 to 4.0, where 4.0 is grade A and 0.0 means grade F.

Top Universities in USA

Most students choose to study in USA due to the fact that USA is home to many well-recognized universities. Below are a few well-known universities that are the dreams of several international students across the world.

Sr.No. University 2022 QS World Ranking  Annual Tuition Fee
1. Massachusetts Institute of Techology  1 $50,000-$55,000
2. Stanford University 3 $25,000-$51,000
3. California Institute of Technology  6 $44,000-$57,000
4. University of Chicago 10 $55,000- $59,000
5. University of Pennsylvania 13 $60,000-$62,000
6. Yale University  14 $58,000-$62,000

Top Courses

Studying in the USA has its perks. One of them is having a wide range of courses to select from. Universities in the USA are known to provide quality education for such a wide range of subjects that are attractive to several international students.

Following are a few of the best courses offered by the top universities in the USA:

Admission Process to Study in USA

Following is the complete guide on how to get admission into your favourite college or University in the USA. Every step is written below, so follow it accordingly.

  • First things first, you have to decide the course you wish to pursue.
  • Then you have to check out the top universities offering that course.
  • Once you shortlist the universities, you have to browse through the official university websites to gather all the required information about the requirements and eligibility criteria.
  • Go ahead with the application process.
  • Fill out the application form and upload it with all required documents and certificates.
  • Pay the application fees mentioned.
  • Be patient until the university reverts.
  • When selected, you will receive an I-20 form (it is a document that you need to get your student visa).

Admission Requirements to study in USA

There are various requirements you need to meet depending on the degree you are willing to study in USA. The following shows the requirements according to the degree you wish to pursue.

Associate Degree

  • High school transcript or equivalent
  • Average grade required is C
  • TOEFL iBT score 60

Associate Degree

  • High school transcript or equivalent
  • Average grade required is C
  • TOEFL iBT score 60

Associate Degree

  • High school transcript or equivalent
  • Average grade required is C
  • TOEFL iBT score 60

Cost To Study in USA

The cost of studying in USA will vary according to the course you choose. The entire amount of expenditure will be based on two things. One would be the tuition fees. The second would be the cost of living.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee depends on which college you choose and which course you opt to pursue. Below is the approximate cost of tuition fee that you will have to pay annually according to the degree you are going to study in USA.

Degree Type Average Annual Tuition Fee
Bachelors  $8,000 – $40,000
Masters  $10,000 – $60,000

Cost of Living

The cost of living depends on which kind of housing facility you are choosing for yourself. Below is the average comparison of Costs according to the place of living.

Housing Type Average Cost per annum
Apartment housing including utilities $21,710
Dormitory housing $7,588 – $11,914

You will have other expenses for books, stationary, food and transportation (based on how far you are from the campus).

Best Cities for Students



New York

Los Angeles

San Francisco


The following is the complete guide to getting your Visa to study in USA:

  • Apply to a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) approved institution (start the process 6 to 12 months in advance of when you plan to study)
  • By being accepted by a SEVP approved institution in the USA, you will receive an I-20 or DS-160 form. This is the required form that must be filled to apply for a USA student visa.
  • The next step is to pay your SEVIS fee through online mode or offline, depending on where you are. Make sure that you pay your fee at least 3 days prior to submitting your US visa application. You keep yourself updated regarding the process through US Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) SEVP official website.
  • Once you have completed the above procedure, you can book your appointment with a US consulate or embassy in your home country to proceed further with a US student visa application.
  • Next, you have to pay the visa application fee, known as the Machine Readable Visa (MRV) Fee.
  • Then you will be scheduled for a USA student visa interview that you have to attend.
  • Visit the embassy or consulate website to check for all required documents that you need to carry for the interview (make sure you reach 30 minutes prior to the interview).
  • You will have to complete the visa application form DS-160 online mode.
  • Select the location from where you wish to apply.
  • Make sure you have all the required documents needed for the application form.

Checklist of Documents for DS-160 Visa :

  1. Address and contact number
  2. Passport details
  3. Details of travel plans and travel companions
  4. Details of previous US travel
  5. Your point of contact in the US
  6. Family, work and education details
  7. Security, background and medical health information
  8. SEVIS ID and address of US school/program you intend to enrol in (as printed on I-20 or DS-2019 form)

Scholarships in USA

International students get various scholarship opportunities- both government funded and private. Following are a few well-recognized scholarships provided to students:

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

  • Awarded to: International Students 
  • Program: Graduate 
  • Benefit: Covers tuition fees, accommodation fees, health insurance and airfare.

United World Colleges International Youth Scholarships

  • Awarded to: International students 
  • Program: Bachelor’s degree 
  • Benefit: Full or partial fee waiver based on the available funds.

Rotary Peace Fellowships

  • Awarded to: International students 
  • Program: Certificate Program or Masters’ Degree related to peace and conflict resolution. 
  • Benefit: Covers fees, accommodation, transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

PEO International Peace Scholarship For Women

  • Awarded to: Female students 
  • Program: Graduate  
  • Benefit: $12,500

Clark Global Scholarship Program

  • Awarded to: International students demonstrating financial need
  • Program: bachelor’s degree
  • Amount/ Benefit: $15,000-$25,000

Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships

  • Awarded to: Students 
  • Programs: Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs.
  • Amount/ Benefit: $12,000-$25,000

Work Opportunities

While studying in USA, you can also work part to help you earn a part of your living expenses. In the USA, you get large opportunities when it concerns finding part time work.

This will not only help you earn extra money but also help you get the experience in the working environment which will help you mature in the work space.

After studying Work Opportunities in the USA

Following is the list of various work opportunities after you complete your MS in the USA:

Area of Specialisation Average Annual Salary
Management $144,830
Computer Science $126,830
Chemical Engineering $108,540
Statistics / Data Science $103,930
Electrical & Electronics Engineering $100,830

Work Visa & PR in USA

Many apply for H-1B USA work Visa once their extension under F1 student Visa is over. This will let you live and work in the US for 6 years. If you wish to stay in the USA for more than 6 years, you will have to pot for a green card.

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