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Studies in USA

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Study system in the United States

Julliard, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Brown...American universities that make young students around the world dream. Yet access is not a simple matter. The conditions of access are relatively drastic and having a solid record is imperative.

In addition, there are many other universities in the country that are more easily accessible. However, it is still necessary to do the administrative procedures properly. If you are dreaming of a student trip to the United States, here is what you need to know:

  • To study in the United States, a wide range of proposals are available. Here is a breakdown of the higher education system in the United States:
  • Undergraduate: 4 years of study to obtain a bachelor's degree. These 4 years are done in university. But you can also opt for a short 2-year cycle with training in a "community college".
  • Second level: you will obtain a master's degree after an additional 3 years of study
  • Third level: in order to obtain a doctorate, it is a training of 3 years and more

As far as tuition fees in the United States are concerned, it is no secret that they are very expensive! The vast majority of young Americans who wish to pursue higher education opt for bank loans.

It takes from 940 to 1880€ per MONTH to study in the United States and to allow for additional expenses to obtain the required textbooks and books, count also 940€ at the beginning of the year. It should also be noted that the purchase of a laptop computer may be mandatory depending on the studies you choose (again, this is a general estimate and is different depending on the state in which you wish to study).

(We are talking here about prizes in state-funded public universities, so let's not even mention those of the big universities mentioned above...!).

The most popular fields of study for North Americans are: management, engineering, marketing, finance and human resources.

Admission Requirements and English Language Proficiency

The admission criteria for studying in the United States are different depending on the American universities. The application must be made 1 year in advance. As for the selection criteria, they depend on the institution in question.

In addition to the baccalaureate diploma you will be asked (in most cases) to take the following tests:

  • - AT - Scholastic Assessment Test or ACT - American College Test, to assess your knowledge of English and math.
  • Graduate Record Examination for master or doctoral students
  • GMAT – Graduate Management admission test for MBA students

Documents proving your TOEFL and IELTS scores may also be requested. As you may have guessed, a good command of English is essential for studying in the United States!

The study visa is of course mandatory to study in the United States. Here are some links that may be useful to you in preparing your student trip to the United States:

Scholarships to study in the United States

It is quite possible to obtain a scholarship to study in the United States. Contact the International Relations Department of your French university for more information.

In the case of an exchange program, payment of registration fees will not be necessary. For doctoral and master's scholarships, please contact the Fulbright Commission.

For graduate studies at major, world-renowned American universities, scholarships for international students are available. Of course, it is necessary to have an exemplary academic record and to pass very selective competitions. But anything is possible!

Here are some useful links:

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