The United States is a favored destination for thousands of students from the nation for their further studies. There are several reasons for that.. Firstly, it has one of the most advanced systems of education in the world. The other reasons are the affordable fees, easy and transparent visa processing and the abundance of superb research and employment opportunities.
The United States is the home for Universities like Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Cornell, to name just a few. These universities and others set very high standards for themselves and their students. The United States is also the venue of most of the cutting edge research and development in the world. Combined with the strong economy and the huge industrial base, it is almost an irresistible choice for most students contemplating further studies abroad.
Schools in the U.S. have several Admission requirements for foreign students and especially for those whose native tongue is not English.
Colleges and Universities in the UK are diverse in nature. There are universities like Oxford and Cambridge to which only the best of the best can aspire and there are also several colleges with BAC (British Accreditation Council) certification that provide excellent courses at economic fees
- GPA(Grade Point Average)is scaled as 0-4.0. Many Better and reputed universities requires GPA 2.5.
- Many state universities require TOEFL score 500 while the larger universities require more than 550 TOEFL score.
- Certain univrsties of computer and engineering require NSAT. Minimum score of NSAT is 1100.
- The best undergraduate colleges will also require you to take the SAT subjective tests and require a certain score in them.
- GMAT is more or less compulsory for admission into an M.B.A. or M.B.S. course in North America. The score require is 450.
- GRE is for Graduate entrants into Engineering, Science, Arts and Humanities courses..MInimum score is 1100.
- Financial Certification.
Part Time Work
Once you arrive you will have to wait for 2-3 months till your social security card is issued. Upon the issue of your card you are allowed to work only on campus and for only 20 hours a week. During holidays and summer breaks, students are allowed to work full time. Most students use the 3-month summer vacation working full time to recover the next year’s fees and expenses.
During your second year in the United States you may work outside the campus with special permission from U.S. immigration. The job must be related to student’s field of study, the student must enroll in an internship class, and the work is allowed only for one semester.
Shortly before you graduate, most US schools will help international students apply to US immigration for Optional Practical Training. OPT allows International Students to work outside campus for 12 months after they graduate in a job that is related to their field of study.
The procedure of obtaining a student visa for the United States is relatively easy and stress-free. The steps are outlined below:
Research colleges and decide which one(s) you would like to attend.
- Send completed admission forms and all required documents to the college of your choice before the deadline.
- Receive your I-20 (INS forms) from the college.
- Compile your documentation for the Embassy interview.
- Submit the visa application form and the $ 100 fee to the consular section and obtain you interview confirmation ticket.
- Take your interview and if granted a visa pay the $ 200 issuance fee.