Study in USA

 

Why Study in USA?

Studying in the United States and abroad doesn’t just give you tangible degrees and certificates. For any international student, the USA has a lot to offer: one of the most prestigious, top ranked higher education systems in the world, eclectic cities and beautiful natural parks, culture, history and a very multicultural population.

Academic Excellence

The United States has one of the world’s finest university systems. The university system in the USA is the most popular higher education destination anywhere in the world. In fact over 30% (500,000) of all International students worldwide choose to study in the USA every year. According to the QS World University Rankings, 13 of the top 20 universities in the world are in the USA.

Quality Education

The United States has more institutions of higher learning than any other country in the world. Importantly, the academic bodies provide absolute quality education. Study programs are tuned to the current scenario at all times. Quality of research is excellent and the facilities available to bring your research to the market are exceptional. The research at many of these universities is cutting-edge and often published in journals worldwide. USA has always been a hub of inventions and Universities play a significant role in the change process.

Diversity and Variety

The United States offers variety. There is a wide range of schools, countless areas of study and specialty degrees. If you are interested in studying business, you are not relegated to just general study, but can choose from many concentrations: accounting, marketing, international business, business management, business administration, or finance. (There are many more!) This type of specialty study is available at the undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level, too.

Academic Flexibility

A broad and diverse range of degree programmes on offer with innovative and encapsulating approaches to bringing the best out of its students. The USA education system is flexible in terms of choice of courses within a college or university. During the course of study, a student can transfer from one course/stream to another or one institution to another. This aspect of the USA education system makes it distinct from other countries.

Good career prospects

On completion of your degree, you are legally authorized to work in the US in your related field for about a year. You need to apply for Optional Practical Training Employment Authorization (OPT). Most international students get inducted into the company that hires them during their OPT period, by sponsoring their H1-B or work visa. The H1-B work visa is usually granted by employers if they are hiring international students in specialty areas such as software, engineering, accountancy, teaching or marketing. Once your employer grants your H1-B, you are allowed to work in the US without returning to your home country.

Improve your English skills

Learning or improving your English skills are the main reasons why many students go abroad. Certainly, being surrounded by English and using it on a daily basis can be a great and easy way to improve your language skills. English is the language of business and if you want to be successful in your career, you need to speak it well!

Documents Required

List of Documents Required for US application to University or College:

  • Passport Photocopy.
  • SSC / 10th standard Memo – Attested by the concerned High School.
  • Intermediate / 10+2 Certificate – Attested by the concerned Junior College.
  • Undergraduate Individual Mark sheets – Transcripts.
  • Undergraduate Consolidated Marks Memo – Transcripts.
  • Undergraduate Provisional Certificate / Convocation – Transcripts.
  • 3 Recommendation Letters – Duly attested by the concerned recommender.
  • Personal Statement / SOP.
  • Resume / CV.
  • Financial Certificate / Bank balance Certificate (Approximately for 18-20 Lacs)
  • Affidavit of Support from the sponsor.
  • Any other certificate related to academic/extracurricular activities.

List of Documents Required for the F1 Student VISA to USA:

  • A valid passport that allows you to travel abroad.
  • Appointment Confirmation Letter
  • DS 160 CEAC Barcode Confirmation
  • SEVIS Fee Receipt
  • HDFC Fee Receipt
  • I-20 – Original
  • 10th class Certificate
  • 12th class Certificate
  • Graduation Individual Mark sheets
  • Provisional Certificate / Convocation
  • TOEFL / IELTS Score Card – Original for Undergraduate & Postgraduate Degree
  • GRE / GMAT / SAT Score Card – Original for Postgraduate Degree
  • Work experience Certificates (If Any)
  • Appropriate Financial Documents
  • Any other supporting Documents

All documents submitted for USA student visa applications must be origin

Application Procedure

Intakes

US universities have 4 intakes

  • Spring: January/February
  • Fall: August/September
  • Summer: April/May
  • Winter: December

Major intake is the Fall intake, but most of the universities are open for Spring and few of them for summer & winter intake too. However all subjects commence in Fall and only some in Winter and Summer intake.

English Language Requirements

All students must have the required English language proficiency with regards to the course. TOEFL score of 90 or above for Postgraduate and 80 above for Undergraduate studies is a decent score. IELTS score of 6.0 or above for Undergraduate degrees and 6.5 or above for postgraduate degrees is required. Over 2500 institutions in USA recognize the IELTS exams including several top ranked institutions.

Academic Requirement

Bachelors Degree: These are undergraduate degrees with duration of 4 years. Minimum Qualification for all Bangladeshi student is

  • S.Sc or equivalent exam GPA 4.0 above or 70% mark
  • H.Sc or equivalent exam GPA 4.0 above or 70% mark
  • IELTS or TOEFL is manditory

Post Graduate / Masters Degree: The duration of Masters level courses may range from a year to two depending on the university and the area of specialization. In general, most Masters level courses in the USA are two years, which students can also finish in a little over 18 months, should they utilize their vacations studying additional credits early. Minimum Qualification for all Bangladeshi student is

  • S.Sc or equivalent exam GPA 4.0 above or 70% mark
  • H.Sc or equivalent exam GPA 4.0 above or 70% mark
  • Graduation or equivalent exam 60% above mark
  • IELTS or TOEFL is manditory

Important Informations

Cost of Studying in USA

Course fees

Initial Application Fee $50-$100 (per application).
The average cost per year for international students studying at a public university is more than $20,000.

Funding to study in the USA

Funding for international students is readily available, although options will vary between universities. Some institutions will provide scholarships covering the entire cost. The most common sources of funding are:

  • Merit scholarships – for those with outstanding academic achievement or talent in performing arts.
  • Need-based financial aid – for those whose family cannot support them.
  • Sports scholarships – available for students who are gifted in a specific sport but also academically eligible for admission.

Your course of study and the type of school you plan to attend determine whether you need an F-1 visa or an M-1 visa. Students should schedule their visa interviews as soon as they are accepted to a university.

Once applicants are accepted to a university, they will send you a SEVIS-generated Form I-20. You and your school official must sign the Form I-20. Each person receives an individual Form I-20 which s/he must bring to the Embassy at the time of interview.

All students, their spouse and minor children if they intend to reside in the United States with the student, must be registered in the Student and Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS).

Visa Application Fees

Visa categories USD Payable at
F-1, M-1 $160  Saimon Overseas
SEVIS Fee (Student – F1) $200 at www.fmjfee.com