Why study in UK?
One of the best reasons of highly valued American education is perhaps its worldwide reputation of commitment to excellence. The quality education imparted to them by an expertly trained faculty is thereby upheld year after year and the degrees that students attained in the US are not just widely recognized and accepted, but also widely respected around the world.
The US is perfect choice for higher education if students are inclined toward academic research. Funding and grants for most research projects at the university are obtained from either the federal government or reputed multinational corporations in the industry.
The US education system offers a kind of flexibility in terms of the courses that are offered, which enables students to select their choice of subject from a variety of topics. The quarterly or semester system gives students a flexibility to complete their academic program at their own pace and take additional time on a research project if required.
Most universities offer its students grants, loans and stipends to cover their daily expenses as well as tuition in some cases. Availability of financial aid is another major incentive for international students to opt for higher education in the US. University assistantship is provided on the basis of merit rather than financial need.
On completion of academic degree, students are legally authorized to work in the US in their related field for about a year.
Most of the international students from different societies and countries study in the US where students get opportunity to have the unique privilege to interact with a lot of people from a lot of different nationalities.
Higher Education System
U.S. educational institutions are known worldwide for the quality of their research, quality, facilities, resources, and excellent faculty-support. The U.S. education system is unrivalled worldwide in terms of the choice it offers, types of institutions, academic and social environments, entry requirements, degree programs and subjects in which one can specialize. There are both public and private universities which are well recognized in USA. Each University can determine the content of the program and admission standards. Transfer of credits is possible ensuring smooth lateral movement ie one can change from one Institution to another. Students can decide their area of specialization and US has it on offer. International students can choose academic institutions as per their course required: Public Universities, Private Universities, Community Colleges and Technical Institutes.
Major Intake: Fall (August / September) – all courses are available.
Major Intake: Spring (January/ February) – most of the universities are open.
Other Intakes: Summer (April/May) and Winter (December) – only some universities and courses are available.
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, professional courses
F-1 students are allowed to work in the United States, but only under certain conditions and in accordance with complex guidelines and restrictions issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). After meeting the guidelines and taking permission from the university where they are studying students are eligible to work for a maximum period of up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. Students can work full time (40 hrs) only during holidays. Students can opt for OPT which is related to their field of work. International students who have graduated from a university in USA are eligible to work full time for the remaining period of their visa in USA. There are several categories of employment during the term of your stay as an F-1 student in the United States. On-campus employment is the most freely available, and then there are four categories of off-campus employment: On-Campus Employment, Optional Practical Training (OPT), Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Economic Hardship and International Institutions.