How to Study in the United States

Find resources for international students wishing to study in the United States.

EducationUSA - Get the experience of studying in the U.S.A.

Study in the States  – Steps you need to take in order to study in the U.S., including getting accepted to school, paying your I-901 SEVIS fee, and applying for a visa.

Structure of the U.S. Education System - Information on how students progress through the U.S. education system, the levels of education, and curriculum and educational standards.

Elementary, Middle School, or High School (Primary and Secondary)

College or University (Postsecondary)

Finding a School

  • College Navigator - Find and compare colleges by location, type of institution, programs, majors, and more.
  • Five Steps to U.S. Study - Information on attending undergraduate schools to pursue a short-term or full degree program in the United States.
  • Find an Educational Advising Center in Your Country - Worldwide centers give international students advice on higher education and study opportunities in the United States. ‚Äč
  • Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition - Higher educational institutions and licensing boards in individual states evaluate academic coursework, degrees and professional licenses.  The U.S. has no single authority to evaluate foreign credentials.

Paying for School

  • Fulbright Program - Fulbright grants offer the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in each others' countries and exchange ideas. Approximately 8,000 competitive, merit-based grants are awarded annually.
  • Finance Your U.S. Studies - U.S. institutions offer a wide array of programs with a wide array of tuition and fees. Applications for financial aid go together with applications for admission.

What To Know Before You Come Over

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