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COUNTRY INFORMATION

The United States of America needs no introduction. It is the world’s oyster if you want to fulfill your dreams.

The country is a home of diverse ethnicities, the highest number of top-ranked universities, and a picturesque landscape. The USA is truly a land for opportunities, a destination for immigrants seeking new vistas. It’s a country that is not only a pioneer in technological innovation and scientific exploration, but it is also highly regarded for its motion picture industry, and art and architecture. With the most international mix of people inhabiting the US, it is a true amalgamation of various lifestyles and cultures.

The U.S. has the largest population of international students with more than 800,000 students opting this country as their most favored overseas education destination. Being one of the leading studies abroad destinations, the country opens the gateway for ample career opportunities to international students in various fields of work.

Why USA
1) High-quality education
2) Wide range of programs and courses
3) Flexible and comprehensive course structure
4) Multiple scholarships and funding opportunities
5) Research and Training opportunities
6) Make your stay comfortable with part-time job opportunities
7) Career Opportunities

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 Top courses to study in the USA for Indian students

Universities in the USA offer every student a variety of courses and programs as per their area of interest. Whether it is an undergraduate or post-graduate program, there are endless options available on one’s platter. The following are the most popular degrees and courses in the USA, sought after by overseas students.

STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) Aeronautics and Aviation Science Business Administration
Medical Science Computer Science and IT Biotechnology
Political Science and International Relations Physical Therapy Hospitality
Nursing

Scholarships

There are many scholarships, grants, and bursaries which can help support you financially with your studies in USA. They are offered by the USA Government, education institutions, and a number of other public and private organizations. You can use the search tool available on every page of this site to find scholarships, along with contact details for the institution providing the scholarship.
All applications and enquiries for scholarships are made through the scholarship provider.
Here is information about some of the major scholarships programs available for international students:
USA Awards - The USA Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links, and enduring ties between USA and our neighbours through USA's extensive scholarship programs. The program brings together scholarships offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), the Department of Education and the USA Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Read more about USA Awardsand Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships.
USA Government Research Training Program (RTP) - From 1 January 2017 the Research Training Program (RTP) replaced the International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program. Find out more about the Research Training Program at the Department of Education website. Applications for these scholarships are made directly to a participating university.
USA APEC Women in Research Fellowship - The USA APEC Women in Research Fellowships are open to high-achieving female researchers from APEC economies for research opportunities in partnership with USA education and research institutions. The fellowships aim to support women’s economic empowerment in the APEC region and raise the profile of female role models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read more about the USA APEC Women in Research Fellowship.

Who can apply for a scholarship?
All scholarships listed on our website are available to international students. Many are available to students of all nationalities, however all scholarships conditions are set by the institution or organisation offering the scholarship and applications have to be done directly with the scholarship provider. To find out if you are eligible to receive a scholarship you must contact the organisation offering the scholarship. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

To begin studying in USA, there are a range of entry requirements you may have to meet.
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY
FOR UNIVERSITY:
English Language Test Score for :(add bullets) Bachlores - IELTS 6(not less than 5.5) , Bullet 2 foo Masters : IELTS 6.5,,,,,,,,,,,, Bullet 3 For PhD : Ielts 7.5...etc
TOFEL MIN-72 MIN- 79 MIN- 90
PTE MIN- 55 MIN- 58 MIN- 64
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY WAIVER IS DEPENDED ON STUDENT'.S PROFILE or ENGLISH PROFICIENCY WAIVER DEPENDS ON INDIVIDUAL STUDENT'S PROFILE
Academic requirements
The academic requirements (including evidence of English language skills) you need to study in USA will vary depending on the level of education you want to study. Institutions can have different entry requirements, so read the course information on their website carefully and contact them to ask for advice.
Here is some general guidance on entry requirements for the different levels of study:
English language - Entry requirements vary between institutions, and according to the level of English language course you want to study.
Schools - Entry requirements vary between schools depending on the state or territory you will be studying in. Academic performance and ability is considered during the application process.
Vocational Education and Training - In most cases there are no entrance exams for VET institutions. However, some courses may have specific pre-requisite subjects or work experience requirements.
Higher Education Undergraduate - To gain entry into an USA undergraduate course you will need to have an USA Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12), or the overseas equivalent. Some underg-raduate courses may also have specific pre-requisite subjects.
Higher Education Postgraduate - As well as the satisfactory completion of at least one degree at undergraduate level, your institution may take research ability or relevant work experience into consideration.
Tip: To meet the academic requirements of an USA high school qualification, consider taking a Foundation course. Also called bridging study, they are intensive courses that will help you meet the entry requirements. They are usually one year long and are offered by most higher education institutions.
Visa requirements
The student visa you need depends on your chosen course of study. As a guide, the typical key requirements you will need to meet are:
Issued an I20 (Admission letter)
Meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant requirement. Read more about this on the Department of Home Affairs website.
Sufficient funds for airfares, course fees and living costs.
English language proficiency.
Meet health and character requirements.
Acceptable Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
The Department of Home Affairs website provides detailed information on student visas.

EDUCATION SYSTEM

US universities offer various kinds of degrees catering to every student’s needs and interests. Students can study at any of the following levels to earn the following degrees.

PROCESSING FLOW

Pre-requisite Exams:GRE / GMAT / SAT /TOEFL-IBT / IELTS
Program & University Short listing:Course search / Universities / Application Deadline
Application Processing:Online forms / Fee Payment / Documents Guidelines
Professional Presentation:SOP / LOR / Professional Resume
Application Forwarding:Funds Statement / Courier Tracking / i20 Received
Visa Processing:Mock Interview / Final documentation / Visa Interview

LIVING COST

The Department of Home Affairs has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for USA. From 1st February 2018 the 12 month living cost is:
You - $20,290
Partner or spouse - $7,100
Child - $3,040

VISA FEES

The Student visa costs from AUD $575 for the main applicant, unless they are exempt.

COST OF STUDY

The list below gives you an indication of the range of course costs for different types of qualifications.
School - $7,800 to $30,000
English language studies - Around $300 per week depending on course length
Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) - $4,000 to $22,000
Undergraduate Bachelor Degree - $15,000 to $33,000*
Postgraduate Masters Degree - $20,000 to $37,000*
Doctoral Degree - $14,000 to $37,000*
* Note: This does not include high value courses such as veterinary and medical. Please visit institution websites directly to see costs for these courses.
All costs are per year in USA dollars. To convert to your own currency, visit http://www.xe.com

WORK WHILE YOU STUDY

20 Hours /week for Student (Part Time)
40 Hours/week during vacation For Student
Full Time for Dependent

JOB INDUSTRY

Financial and Commercial Analysts: Required to provide insights and analysis to operations to drive improved business performance.
Pay rollers: As an essential role, departing staff are immediately replaced.
Professional practice accountants: Fine-tuned technical skills are not enough; employers want exceptional verbal and written communication skills, business acumen and the ability to engage with clients.
Architects: Sought in the eastern states and South USA for development projects that require planning and design. Revit software skills are valued.
Para planners and Financial Planners: Candidates with a degree and Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning (ADFP) or Certified Financial Planner (CFP) are in short supply.
Quantitative Risk Analysts/Modellers, particularly in credit risk: An increase in the amount of lending, the move to online applications and International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 9 requirements have fuelled demand.
Contracts Administrators, Site Managers and Project Managers: Needed across much of the country.
Early Childhood Teachers: Qualified candidates are in high demand but short supply.
IT Integrators/Coordinators: Skills in both teaching and learning, as well as technical IT expertise, are needed in schools.
Renewable experience: As renewable energy becomes increasingly popular, these candidates are needed in the energy sector.
Civil and Structural Engineers: Sought across the country in response to various infrastructure, residential and commercial projects.
Residential Building Managers: In high demand in eastern states as more high-rise residential projects are completed.
Case Managers: Needed in healthcare, specifically the disabilities sector, in response to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Employers want candidates with high volume case load experience.
Senior HR Advisors and HR Business Partners: Professionals who add value to the bottom line rather than solely offering traditional HR services are sought.
Senior Claims Consultants and Claims Assessors: Required in the life insurance industry as insurers restructure teams and decrease portfolio sizes for claims staff.
DevOps Engineers: Given the automation trend, candidates with multiple skills are needed to create agile production environments.
Mid to senior level Construction and Property Lawyers: Current construction and infrastructure projects and active property markets in certain locations create demand across the in-house, private practice and government sectors.
Supply Chain/Inventory Managers: Those with tertiary qualifications and Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) experience are sought.
Data Analysts: Needed to manage and manipulate data to gather insights and trends in order to inform predict and therefore develop targeted calls to action.
Clinical Research Associates: Pharma, biotech and medical device companies are outsourcing trials to contract research organisations, which creates this staffing demand.
Production Managers: Regardless of whether a company manufacturers in USA or not, products must be assembled and delivered on time and within budget.
Change Managers: Adaptable Change Managers who can work across technology, process and cultural change are needed in the government and financial services sectors.
Skilled Sales Administrators: Required to support growth in sales teams. Candidates need advanced technical skills and the ability to manage large amounts of data.
Residential Property Managers: Sought in many states and territories to grow a rental property business.
Store Managers: Needed in response to the growth of retailers.
Policy Officers: Experienced candidates with strong written and analytical capabilities are wanted to progress government initiatives.
Contract Managers: Necessary in many locations due to an increase in bids and tenders.
Trade-qualified Carpenters: Sought by multiple companies, but there is a skill shortage.

MINIMUM WAGES

USA's is $18.29.
Minimum wage advocates love to point to USA's $18.29 an hour minimum as evidence that a very high wage floor needn't stifle a country's growth. After all, USA hasn't had a recession in 20 years. But USA is hardly an outlier.
Working while you study in USA can help complement your study and living experience. There are a number of reasons you might want to undertake part time work while studying in USA, including assisting with living expenses and gaining work experience in your study area.
Most student visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours every two weeks while your course is in session, and unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break, but before you undertake any paid work you need to make sure your visa allows you to work.
Paid work
USA has a wide range of industries and many have part time employment opportunities, including:
Retail - supermarkets, department and clothing stores.
Hospitality - cafes, bars and restaurants.
Tourism - hotels and motels.
Agricultural - farming and fruit-picking.
Sales and telemarketing.
Administration or Clerical roles.
Tutoring.
If you have existing qualifications and/or professional work experience, you may be able to secure casual or part time work in your field.

MINIMUM WADGES VISA REQUIRED

The student visa you need depends on your chosen course of study. As a guide, the typical key requirements you will need to meet are:
Issued an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) certificate.
Meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant requirement. Read more about this on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
Sufficient funds for airfares, course fees and living costs.
English language proficiency.
Meet health and character requirements.
Acceptable Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

TOP UNIVERSITIES

With more than 4000 universities across the nation, the USA has some of the top universities in the world. The universities and colleges offer a wide range of degrees and courses in all academic fields. One can find excellent programs at the undergraduate and graduate level of study. US degrees are recognized and accepted worldwide for their excellence.
Top 10 Universities for foreign study in the USA are:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Stanford University
Harvard University
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
University of Chicago
Princeton University
Yale University
Cornell University
Johns Hopkins University
University of Pennsylvania