The conditions of university studies in the USA (qualifications of a student, administrative requirements before the departure and after the arrival, financial terms, visa, useful links).

Length of the Stay and Destination

  • 3 - 12 months
  • USA

Qualifications of Student

  • A student of the 2nd year of the Bachelor’s study programme at least

Administartive Requirements before Departure

  • The foreign educational institution application form
  • Study contract (an approved plan of studies at the foreign university or college)

Administrative Requirements after Arrival

  • Record of the study results achieved at the foreign higher education institution
  • Real length of the stay confirmation
  • Final report about the stay written by the student
  • Full recognition of the studies abroad (in case the necessary conditions are met)


  • Tuition fees differ depending on the school choice (USD 5,000 – 25,000 per  academic year)
  • Accommodation and boarding: (USD 3,000 – 8,000 per year)
  • Extracurricular activities: hundreds of dollars per year
  • Text-books and other study materials: USD 500 – 1,500
  • Health insurance: USD 500 – 1,000/person per year
  • Travel expenses (visa, air ticket, insurance etc.)
  • Other personal expenses


  • Most international students in the USA pay all the tuition fees themselves
  • It is possible to be granted a scholarship, provided by various national and international institutions


  • To be allowed to study in the USA, a student’s visa F1 is mandatory.
  • Issuance of the visa by the embassy is charged at USD 131

Useful Links