EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 400 international student advising centers in more than 170 countries. The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States. EducationUSA also provides services to the U.S. higher education community to help institutional leaders meet their recruitment and campus internationalization goals. EducationUSA is your official source of U.S. higher education. 

 More than 4,500 accredited institutions make up U.S. higher education in the United States. Unlike many countries, U.S. higher education institutions are not centrally organized or managed but are accredited on a national or regional level by independent accrediting bodies.

 The U.S. academic calendar typically runs from September to May and can be divided into two academic terms of 16-18 weeks known as semesters. Alternatively, some schools may operate on a quarter or trimester system of multiple terms of 10-12 weeks. You should begin your search at least 12 to 18 months prior to the academic year when you hope to enroll at a U.S. college or university.


EducationUSA Centre provides assistance in:

  • Researching universities/institutions/colleges
  • Filling out applications
  • Student VISA applications
  • Financial Aid
  • Preparing for the transition to the USA


Study options:

  • Community College
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • Short-term
  • English Language
  • Online Learning


Community College

Community Colleges offer two-year programs leading to the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree to prepare students to continue studies for an undergraduate degree or help them gain skills for immediate employment.

 Undergraduate students studying at community colleges can earn academic credit towards a bachelor’s degree. Earning academic credit at a community college, which is usually less expensive, can help lower the overall cost of a bachelor’s degree. Community colleges may also have a more flexible admissions process.

 Community colleges and 4-year colleges and universities often develop special agreements for the transfer of credits and degrees between the institutions. In this “2+2 process,” you can earn a bachelor’s degree with two years of community college, followed by two years of university study.


The bachelor’s degree is usually completed in four years of full-time study. U.S. colleges and universities have student advisers who guide students in their choice of courses to reach the credit hours needed for graduation.


There are over 1,000 universities in the United States that offer graduate degrees. The two main graduate degrees in the United States are the master’s degree and the doctoral degree. Both degrees involve a combination of research and coursework. Graduate education is characterized by in-depth training and specialized instruction. Study and learning are more self-directed at the graduate level than the undergraduate level.


The United States offers an incredible diversity of short-term study programs lasting 12 months or less. In addition to programs offered by universities and other organizations, the U.S. Department of State’s J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program offers multifaceted opportunities to teach, study, conduct research, demonstrate special skills, or receive on-the-job training.

Program types include:

  • Exchange programs
  • University exchanges
  • Professional exchange programs
  • Certificate and executive education programs
  • Internships
  • Visiting fellows and scholars
  •  English Language

The United States is the most popular destination for international students interested in learning English or improving their English skills. Consider a variety of factors and make sure you find the right Intensive English Program (IEP) for you.

 Online Learning

Online learning, also known as distance education, is a great way to experience the U.S. education system without leaving home. U.S. institutions offer a variety of full-time degree programs at undergraduate and graduate levels as well as individual courses.

Classes are facilitated through a variety of methods, including websites, mobile apps, email, telephones, and more. To receive credit from a U.S. institution for distance learning, the student usually pays a tuition fee. 

 Why study in USA?

Quality: U.S. colleges are known for the quality of their facilities, resources, and faculty.

Choice: The U.S. education system features many types of institutions, academic & social environments, entry requirements, degree programs, and subjects in which you can specialize.

Value: A U.S. degree offers excellent value for the money.

 Funding your U.S. Study

Talk to your adviser about school selection, writing essays, taking SAT, and how to get good teacher recommendations.

 EducationUSA advisers can help you find the best fit and program for you.

Advisers have access to unpublished financial aid tables and the EducationUSA Weekly Update, a unique resource to help you learn about scholarships and new programs.

 Most importantly, they share unbiased information about aid opportunities, so that you are aware of every possible opportunity.

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