In the academic year 2014-2015, the number of Indian students arriving at American universities grew by nearly 30% to a record 1, 33,888 students. Almost 80% of the Indian students at US universities study engineering, computer science or related disciplines. Despite the high cost of an American degree, Indian students continue to flock to America. This is partly because American universities and their courses have unmatched repute among employers. Nearly one third of the world’s top 100 universities are based in the USA.
The first step to getting a US student visa is to apply to a SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program) educational institution. The student pays a $180 SEVIS fee to be registered on the SEVIS system by his/her prospective university. Indian students applying to study in the US usually migrate under the F visa category. The F-1 visa covers full-time students enrolling in an academic course at a US university while the F-2 visa extends the immigration rights to the students’ dependants. Students on the F-1 visa can work for up to 20 hours a week. Approval of a US study visa is highly contingent on the embassy interview and visa approval is not tough for genuine students. 52 US universities are ranked amongst the top 100 universities worldwide. 77 American universities are ranked amongst the best 200 universities in the world. If you’ve always dreamt of working in a large multinational, head to the US where 128 of the 500 largest companies in the world are headquartered
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