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Universities in the USA. How to make the right choice?

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The U.S. universities are open for the students from all over the world. If you decided to enter one of them, follow this instruction to check if you are taking into consideration all the aspects needed.

The first side of a question is financial. The U.S. government does not any provide loans, grants, or scholarship assistance for international students, so you are to find another source of funding.


Still, there are several options to find support. Many countries offer foreign study funding for their own nationals who are admitted to an approved program or institution abroad and who qualify for the assistance program. Those students who qualify for the assistance program may apply and be chosen by state universities in their country to study abroad.
Another option is to win scholarship, as some private foundations and nonprofit organizations may offer scholarships.

One of the most popular ways to study abroad is to become a student by an exchange programs administered by the U.S. government. To find the proper institution and compare them, one may use college navigator.

When you have chosen the university you like, it is time to learn more about their admission requirements. Some of them require take a standardized test, sometimes few. There is a possibility to take them beforehand, so when you submit the application, your grade will be already available.
Get also ready to take a Test of English as a Foreign Language, as most of colleges and universities require this certificate with your English skills measurements.

By the way, if you decide to work while studying, F-1 visa permits students to find job or trainings.

Before you can apply for a student visa, you must first be accepted by a U.S. institution of higher education that is certified by the SEVP.