A brief profile of United States of America:
New York (population density)
Population (2019 estimate)
The most popular country for international students, The United States, has no national education system. The Federal government can influence education only by the funding it offers, but this is limited. Some colleges and universities are publicly funded, while others are privately supported. At the higher education level, students have a wide range of options when they choose a college or university.
There are major two intakes, the February and August also known as the Spring and Fall session respectively.
Research Your Options.
Postsecondary education includes six-degree levels: associate, bachelor, first-professional, master, advanced intermediate, and research doctorate. The U.S. system does not offer a second or higher doctorate, but does offer postdoctoral research programs.
At NEC, we give international students free counselling on higher education and study opportunities in the United States.
Choose few Colleges /Universities
Find and compare colleges by location, type of institution, programs, majors, tuition fee,scholarship and more. It is advisable to choose around 4/5 education providers.
Finance Your Studies.
Funding can be either personal or institutional. Though the U.S. government does not provide loans, grants, or general scholarship assistance for international students, there are many other options for international students like:
- The University’s international office
- Private organizations (within US) who provide scholarship and grants
At the time of application, you will have to show a saving of your sponsor at some financial institution which shall be enough to fund at least one year of tuition and living cost.
Meet the admission requirement
In the U.S., colleges and universities establish their own admission requirements, regarding the academic achievements and the English Language Tests like TOEFL or IELTS. Besides many universities will require you to take other tests like GRE/GMAT or ACT/SAT based on your entry level. Follow the requirements set by the admissions office.
You need to prepare a complete and impressive SOP. Few Institutions will require you to go through a credit evaluation for foreign credentials. And many other require an application fee between $25-$100
Receive an I-20
Once all the requirements are fulfilled, it may take around 21 days to receive an I-20. You shall receive the I-20 via international courier services or the General Post.
Apply for your visa.
Before you can apply for a student visa, you must first be accepted by a U.S. institution of higher education. One needs to pay a certain amount of SEVIS fee. After which one can book an appointment for the Student Visa from few recommended commercial banks.
Your Visa interview shall be conducted at the American Embassy, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu. If you are granted a visa you shall be called on the following day to collect your passport and to deposit the visa fee.
Prepare for departure.
Consider exploring these resources while you plan your move to the U.S.
How to Navigate the U.S. Immigration System – Find out how to get started, arrive, stay, and depart from the U.S.
Life in the U.S. – Learn about American holidays, states, and other useful information about the country.
Working While You Study in the U.S. – Find information for students and exchange visitors (F-1, and M-1 visa categories) pursuing employment in the United States.
Training Opportunities in the U.S. – Eligible international students and new graduates have the opportunity to gain on-the-job learning that supplements knowledge gained in their academic studies.
Foreign Visitors Driving in the U.S. – Get quick facts for short-term visitors, students, and residents about driving in the U.S.
Income taxes – Some international students may be subject to income tax.