USA

Why Study In USA

Land of numerous opportunities, the country where dreams come true and a cultural melting pot of the world are some of the accolades, The United States of America is associated with. But here are more reasons why you should choose the USA as your study abroad destination.

Education system in the US

The USA is the land of some of the finest universities in the world. These universities consistently score high ranks in World University Rankings. As per the QS World Ranking 2019, 33 of the top 100 universities are from the US.

Also, the education system in the USA is one of the flexible systems in the world that offers students a myriad of courses and programs to choose from. A student has the freedom to not only select the course content, but also the structure. At the undergraduate level, a student has the liberty to pursue different courses before they choose their major, which offers them the opportunity to make informed choice about the subject they want to major in according to their interest.  Also, at the graduate level, a student has the liberty to focus on the areas of their interest for their dissertation. 

 

There are four institution options in the US offering education that suit the different levels of affordability of the students.

  1. State Colleges/Universities.
  2. Private colleges /Universities.
  3. Community colleges.
  4. Institutes of Technology.

The Support Services offered by the universities to international students are one of the highlights of the education system in America. They assist students by conducting regular orientation program that addresses concerns such as housing, employment possibilities, health, resume writing and employment assistance as graduation nears.

Cost of studying

With over 4500 universities and colleges, the American Education system is renowned across the globe for its quality teaching programs. Degrees offered by the American universities are recognized and accepted worldwide for their excellence. Public universities are affiliated by the State and are financially supported by the state through public taxes. Tuition fees are usually less compared to a Private University and are charged around USD$ 23,000 or more per year. A Private university in runs autonomously and the tuition fee tends to be much higher than the public university. A Private university charges around USD$ 31,000 or more per year for an undergraduate bachelor's degree.

Living Expenses and Part-time job opportunities

The living expenses in the US greatly vary depending on the lifestyle of the students. Expenses including the room, travel, books and entertainment would cost around 12,000 $ to 15,000$ per annum. There are two types of accommodation available for the student. They are either stay On Campus or Off Campus. Staying Off-Campus is much cheaper than staying on campus but staying On-Campus during the first 4 months of the course enhances the interaction with classmates and to accustom oneself to the environment.

There is no dearth to part-time and full-time job opportunities for international students. One can find work on and off university campus. On campus, students can work as teaching assistants or research assistants where they can get paid on an average 10$ to 15$ per hour.

Employment opportunity

The Universities in the US are at the forefront of technology and research and the students who graduate are exposed to advanced skills which creates a great demand for them in the international job market. One of the important features of studying in the US is that it enables students to work in the country for 1 year called the OPT (Optional Practical Training) during which they gain practical experience of what they learnt during graduation.  Students with a degree in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are allowed to work for 29 months after their graduation. On completion for their OPT, students can apply for a H1B visa (Work Permit Visa) to work further in the US.

For more information contact Ridaan Overseas. Our qualified Professional possessing rich experience in the field of overseas education ensures students a quality and hassle-free application process thus allowing them to land on their preferred university.

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Scholarships

Do you aspire to study abroad in a prestigious educational institution, pursuing higher education in yourdesired field of study? However, thinking of the remarkable cost associated with studying overseas puts you off every time? Not anymore!

RidaanOverseas is here to guide you with the best financial aid that can make the overall study abroadexperience seamless and budget-friendly.

We can assist you in bagging a study-abroad scholarship that can be leveraged to pay for your travel,course, books, accommodation and credits. A student scholarship is a monetary award or a type offinancial aid that most governments and universities across the globe provide to high-performing international students. Most often, the programmes are designed to allure the best talent pool in their own countries. This provides an opportunity to the brightest of minds to achieve their dream of pursuing higher education in a premier institution but without breaking their bank.

Types of Study-Abroad Scholarships

We can provide expert assistance and help you get the following scholarships to finance your higher
education abroad:

  •  Merit-based scholarship: Many top-notch universities abroad provide merit-based scholarships toattract the most talented students internationally. This type of financial aid is granted on the basis ofacademic, athletic, artistic or extracurricular merit of a candidate.
  • Programme-based scholarship: This kind of scholarship is offered by specialised study-abroadprogrammes and/or universities and colleges, and is applicable only to qualified applicants. Typically,the scholarship is granted based on a candidate’s academic or personal achievements, but theprerequisites may vary depending on the type of scholarship.
  • Subject-specific scholarship: Certain institutions or universities provide financial aid to studentsenrolling in specific subjects as their field of study or major. Qualifications for availing such financialrelief may vary based on prerequisites of each scholarship.
  • Need-based scholarship: Providing financial assistance to international students with a poorfinancial background is the key objective of need-based scholarship. Students who come fromfinancially backward classes of the society may avail such financial relief and pursue their dream to
  • study abroad. However, the candidate’s academic profile is taken into consideration here to motivatemeritorious yet financially-backward students to study abroad and achieve their goals in life. Such type of scholarship may provide coverage from full to partial tuition fees, cost of books, living expenses, etc.
  • Student-based scholarship: Often classified as minority-based financial aid, this type ofscholarship is designed for students who might be unfortunate in some form or the other like religion,gender, race or medical complications. Only minority groups expressed in terms and conditions of the scholarship will be granted financial relief.


How RidaanOverseas Can Help?


Our team of study-abroad advisors will assist you in streamlining the process, guide you to the right
university or college, and help avail the most appropriate scholarship that matches your eligibility. We can
also communicate with the university or educational institution and advice you through all the formalities
required to avail financial aid in the form of scholarship. Consult today for more information.

Application Procedure

Once we have created the above roadmap, we will help you build the perfect application for your target universities. Our experts at Ridaan Overseas will evaluate your academic background, review your extra-curricular activities and your English proficiency which is necessary to create an application that brings out the uniqueness in you.  Our experts at Ridaan Overseas will guide you to write an attractive Statement of Purpose (SOP) which is a major component of the application that most students find tricky. Apart from the applications, our experts will help you prepare the necessary documents that must be submitted along with the application. Further, we will work with you to give your best shot at the interviews through providing mock interview sessions.

We understand that moving to a new city abroad is an exciting decision that you make–and we like to assure you that Ridaan will handhold you and assist you whenever it is needed.

Education System

Visa

Study visa info and requirements

A student visa (F or M) is required to study in the United States. Foreign nationals may not study after entering on a visitor (B) visa or through the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), except to undertake recreational study (non-credit) as part of a tourist visit. For more information on the VWP, Click here

Visa Fee

Fees - Pay the non-refundable visa application fee, if you are required to pay it before your interview. If your visa is approved, you may also pay a visa issuance fee, if applicable to your nationality.For more Fee information ,see : USA Visa

 

Gather Required Documentation

Gather and prepare the following required documents before your visa interview:

  • Passport valid for travel to the United States – Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay in the United States Each individual who needs a visa must submit a separate application, including any family members listed in your passport.
  • Non-immigrant Visa Application,Form Ds-160  confirmation page.
  • Application fee payment receipt, if you are required to pay before your interview.
  • Photo – You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. If the photo upload fails, you must bring one printed photo in the format explained in the photograph requirements.
  • Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant (F-1) Student Status-For Academic and Language Students, Form I-20 or Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant (M-1) Student Status for Vocational Students, Form I-20 – Your school will send you a Form I-20 once they have entered your information in the SEVIS database. You and your school official must sign the Form I-20.  All students must be registered in the Student and Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS). Your spouse and/or minor children, if they intend live in the United States with you, will each receive an individual Form I-20.

Additional Documentation May Be Required

A consular officer will interview you to determine your qualifications for a student visa, and may request additional documents, such as evidence of:

  • Your academic preparation, such as:
    • Transcripts, diplomas, degrees, or certificates from schools you attended; and
    • Standardized test scores required by your U.S. school;
  • Your intent to depart the United States upon completion of the course of study; and
  • How you will pay all educational, living and travel costs. 

Review the instructions for how to apply for a visa on the website of the US Embassy where you will apply.

Attend Your Visa Interview

A consular officer will interview you to determine whether you are qualified to receive a student visa. You must establish that you meet the requirements under U.S. law to receive a visa.

Ink-free, digital fingerprint scans are taken as part of the application process. They are usually taken during your interview, but this varies based on location.

 

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