The US has over 4,700 accredited institutions of higher education. “The course flexibility, cutting-edge curricula, infrastructure and opportunities for research and work (with up to three years of practical training for STEMscience, technology, engineering and mathematics—majors) make the US a top choice,” says Bhavvna
Jolly, senior program officer, EducationUSA.
Number Speak From 2017 to 2018, there was a 13.8 per cent increase in the number of undergraduate students from India in the US. The majority choose degree programmes under STEM. In 2018, the top five fields of study were mathematics and computer science, engineering, business and management, physical and life sciences, and health.
Plan Well Shortlist institutions that provide scholarships and funding. “Families should consider application costs and total cost of attendance. Universities offer many types of funding: merit and talent scholarships, assistantships and financial aid,” says Jolly.
After Graduation International students are allowed oncampus jobs for a specific number of hours per week. After graduation, they can work in their field of study from one to three years.