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Learn how to study in the U.S. as an international student

If you want to come to the U.S. to attend college but do not know the process, a 5-step guide from the Department of State can help.

Whether you want to spend just a semester or earn your whole degree in the U.S., use Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study from the Department of State. It explains how you can:

  • Research schools that meet your needs
  • Pay your own tuition and expenses. (The U.S. government generally does not provide funding for international students to come to the U.S. to study.)
  • Apply to a school
  • Get a student visa
  • Prepare to travel to the U.S. and to your school

LAST UPDATED: February 27, 2024


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