Why Study in the USA?

Often looked to as being the leader of the free world, you’ll find numerous top-ranking universities and educational institutions that provide globally recognised degrees.

Each offer varying study choices and levels of affordability to suit everyone.

USA Education System

Universities in the USA offer research and training opportunities to international students at the graduate level. Often looked to as being the leader of the free world, you’ll find numerous top-ranking universities and educational institutions that provide globally recognised degrees.

The USA has four types of institution options, that includes State Colleges / Universities, Private Colleges / Universities, Community Colleges and Institutes of Technology. Interestingly, each university offers different study courses and levels of affordability to suit everyone.

Over 4,500 universities and colleges in the USA offer 10 times the number of tertiary-level study opportunities than any other country. This makes it easier for you to follow your career aspirations with many valuable options to choose from.

The US also has various other intriguing options to offer. If you’d like to further continue your studies, you can pursue a Master’s Degree with 2 additional years or Doctorate with 1 – 4 additional year in an incredible number of disciplines.

USA Living Cost Table

Estimated cost of living in US is around $10000 to $12000 per year, which averages around $700 to $1000 per month. This includes your accommodation costs, room, and board, food, travel, textbooks, weather appropriate clothing and entertainment expenses as well.

Item Monthly Costs
Accommodation $200
Electricity $20
Groceries (Home Cooked) $150
Internet $15
Mobile Plans $50
Dine in $75
Entertainment $100

The USA has strict employment rules, however skilled workers are in demand in the right industries.

You may apply for Optional Practical Training after completing your studies. If you are authorized for post-completion OPT, you may work part time (20 hours or less per week) or full time. However If you have earned a degree in certain science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, you may apply for a 24-month extension of your post-completion OPT employment authorization if you.

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Entry requirements and step-by-step guide to study in USA

Guide to Study in USA 1. Speak to our Education Counsellor 2. Submit an Application 3. Recieve an offer 4. Accept your offer
Guide to Study in USA 5. Recieve an eCoE / CAS 6. Apply for Student Visa 7. Apply for Student Accommodation 8. Book your Flight
Guide to Study in USA 9. Book your airport pickup 10. Attend a pre-departure briefing 11. Pack your bags and embark on your new adventure

AECC Global Partners with Top International Universities in USA

(Few of our featured partners)


  • Auburn University
  • California State University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • James Madison University
  • Kent State University
  • University of Kansas
  • Long Island University - Brooklyn
  • University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • University of Illinois Chicago
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of New Hampshire
  • The University of Utah
  • Colorado State University
  • Drew University
  • Sufflok University, Boston
  • Saint Louis University
  • Washington State University

Education Info and Upcoming Intakes in USA

Intakes: January, May, September
Application Deadline: By August (Jan Intake)
By March (May Intake)
By December/Jan early admission (September Intake)
Entry Requirement: Subject to Universities and Courses, contact us to understand more
Duration: 4 years (Full-Time)
English Requirement: High School English Proficiency or IELTS/TOEFL/PTE
Tuition Fees: Average Range from USD $20,000 – $38,000 (Per Year)
Scholarships: Range from 10%-30% scholarship
Pre-U Progression: OPT min. of 1 year
Intakes: January, May, September
Application Deadline: By August (Jan Intake)
By March (May Intake)
By December/Jan early admission (September Intake)
Entry Requirement: Subject to Universities and Courses, contact us to understand more
Duration: 1 to 2 years (Full-Time)
English Requirement: Graduating Degree or IELTS/TOEFL/PTE
Tuition Fees: Average Range from USD $20,000 – $38,000 (Per Year)
Scholarships: Range from 10%-30% scholarship
Pre-U Progression: OPT min. of 1 year

*Please note all fee figures are indicative and are subject to change without prior notice


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