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Study in USA

Know why Indian students love studying in the US!
The United States of America (USA) hosts the highest number of international students in comparison with the world. USA stands tall due to,

  • Quality of Education,
  • A Unique Curriculum,
  • A Multicultural Environment,
  • and ample opportunities are some of the motives because many Indian students want to study in the USA.

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Scholarships to study in USA

The US Government offers three different student visa types:

Types of student visa



F-1 Student Visa

to study at an accredited US college or university or to study English at an English language institute


J Exchange Visa (J-1)

for participation in an exchange program, including high school and university study


M Student Visa (M1)

for non-academic or vocational study or training in the US

*For more details, please visit the US Government’s Department of State website.

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Intakes available in the USA

Unlike a single intake in Indian universities, American colleges and universities offer three intakes. In some universities, intakes may also be referred to as a semester. The three intakes available in the US are:


A popular intake among Indian students,

The Fall intake starts in the month of September


it’s best if you miss the September intake

Starts in January


Available for limited programs and colleges

The Summer intake usually starts around May

Cost to study in the USA

Universities in the US are divided into two categories – Public/State and Private universities. The education cost at a public/state university is reasonably smaller than that of a private institution. Expenses for tuition fees will be subject to the type of qualification and university or school opted. In order to cover tuition fees, will need to have approx. $7,000 to $50,000 (USD) per year (indicative).

School Tuition fees in USD (indicative)

Here’s a list of top courses that international students opt to pursue in Australia for higher education:

English language studies

$700 to $2,000 a month

Community colleges

$5,000 to $20,000 per year


$20,000 to $28,000

bachelor degree

$18,000 to $30,000 per year

Graduate programs

$15,000 to $45,000 per year

Doctoral degree

$30,000 to $55,000 per year

English language studies

$700 to $1800 a month

Scholarships to study in the USA

The amount of money available and the type of award varies between institutions. Certain research programs may provide up to 100% of the tuition fee besides covering a part of your living expenditures.

Here are some popular scholarship programs you can apply to study in the US as an Indian student: *This is just an indicative list,

Name of the scholarship



F-1 Student Visa

(Non-Government scholarship) This is a summer program sponsored by Abbey Road Inc. which grants scholarships to 14-18 aged high school student that shows exemplary performance in their academics and extracurricular activities


YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship (Non-Government scholarship)

It’s a scholarship and social media campaign designed to welcome international students into the US higher education system irrespective of the subject area


Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program

(Government-funded) This program is a part of the Fullbright program and aims to bring an accomplished young and mid-career professional from a developing country to study in the US for 10 months of non-degree graduate study and related practical experience


Fulbright- Nehru Fellowships

Government-funded) Applicable for international students who are applying to master’s or PhD programs; this scholarship covers tuition fees, accident and sickness coverage as per US guidelines, airfare, and living costs


AAUW International Fellowships

(Non-Government scholarship) These fellowships are awarded to international women students for full-time study and research in the US. It supports both graduate and post-graduate students accredited in the US institutions

Please note: An MBA degree can cost significantly more, as can professional programs such as law, medicine, dentistry, some design programs, etc.

Most doctoral degrees are 100% funded through research/teaching assistantships, research aid and bursaries.

If want to cut down the educational expenses, it is best to apply to various U.S scholarships accessible for Indian students.

Top courses to study in the US

Below are the top Courses preferred by international students:


Engineering and computer science courses


Life science courses


Business management courses

Top universities to study in the US (QS Ranking 2023)


QS Ranking 2023


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)



Stanford University



Harvard University



California Institute of Technology (CalTech)



University of Chicago



University of Pennsylvania



Yale University



Columbia University



Princeton University



Cornell University


Check on the below Times Higher Education charts on all university’s rankings.

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Job prospects in the USA

International students with skills are in high demand and to those who are willing to settle in America have the option to apply under a Skilled Worker Visa. Which allows permanent work option and reside in the country.

Graduates are in high demand in the USA, particularly in the field of healthcare, Movie production, real estate, retail sector, agriculture, engineering, and computers & information technology.

Cost of living in the USA

In the US, living costs vary by a substantial amount due to the vast territory of the country. Usually, urban areas are more expensive (in or near a big city) in contrast to smaller towns or suburban areas. Therefore, to have a fair view of the general living costs in the US, you should also consider these common expenses when creating your budget:

*Note: Below All costs are indicative and vary from region to region


Engineering and computer science courses

Books and Stationery

$400- $800


$500- $1000



Clothes and footwear


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