The USA being the hub of higher education accepts thousands of Indian students every year. There are mainly 3 types of Visa offered by the US – F, J, and M student visas. The visa will be granted depending on the type, of course, one wants to pursue.
F1 Visa – Traditional academic courses from University or college or High School
M1 Visa - Vocational or any other non-academic or training programs from a recognized institute
J Visa – Exchange visitor visa for students or lecturers who go to US exchange programs
For applying for the student visa, the SEVIS (The student and Exchange Visitor Information System) form has to be mandatorily filled. It is the web-based system maintained by the US government for the records of the students after which the SEVIS number is provided which is mentioned on the form I20.
USA study visa process requires lots of documents as below:
The estimated tuition fee in the USA will vary from $5000 to $60000. The cost of living in the USA is quite expensive so the average monthly expenditure comes out to be from $1000 to $2000 depending on the choice and style of living. The gist of course fees is as:
The visa cost includes the cost of the SEVIS fees i.e. $200 and the Student visa fee i.e. $160. Other various expenses are also there depending on the eligibility and medical and general clearance.
The USA has a vast range of universities and colleges, out of which few are the world’s best universities. The top universities are:
Benefits of F-1 Student Visa:
The USA is one of the strong countries has the best economy so it has large job options available for International students including part-time and full-time.
As a student one can work in the USA as the jobs are open to students with potential and skills. The opportunities are higher for students who have majored in the fields of computers, real estate, healthcare, business, agriculture, etc. Students can also work part-time and earn during their course and graduates also have a wide range of opportunities. San Francisco, Boston, San Diego, Miami, San Jose, Seattle, Minneapolis are some of the few places that offer great job opportunities in the USA.