Integrate an American university

The bachelor’s degree in your pocket, words such as Yale, Harvard or Princeton make you dream? It’s normal ! Having the opportunity to join one of these famous universities, thanks to the F1 visa to study in the United States , is to ensure an attractive resume to be used by future recruiters. This article will enlighten you on how to enter American universities. One of the essential aspects is the financing of training.

American university registration fees

American universities are among the best in the world. Given the large budget allocated each year, students enjoy developed infrastructures. There are two types of institutions, the public and the private.

In general, integrating one of them will cost you between 15,000 and 50,000 euros per year, depending on the structure chosen.

The United States is one of the countries receiving the most foreign students. Every year, thousands of young people from elsewhere are allowed to follow their teachings. This is explained by a willingness of the US to bring candidates who excel in their discipline (science, arts, sports …), to which they will propose a work thereafter.


Finance your studies in the United States

Given the high price of university education in the United States, non-affluent foreign students must find funding. It can be:


A scholarship

solicited directly from US agencies, the scholarship is difficult to obtain for foreigners. This help is mainly for students at the end of the cycle, or with extraordinary skills (intellectual or sports).

You will be more likely to get funding through French organizations such as the Regional Council, Crous or choose to study abroad, in an EU country, through the Erasmus program.


A job

Finding a job to help finance your education can be a good solution. Universities offer their students positions within their campus (help with catering, management of university websites, supervision of the library, courses for undergraduate students …). Convenient !


A loan

as a last resort, if the other alternatives have failed, you can apply to your bank for a loan.

This decision must be thought of beforehand. Avoid rushing! The university registration fees are very high in the US, you incur your responsibility on a high sum, which will have to be able to repay at a given moment. It is also mandatory to obtain a visa in order to be allowed to go there, whether for an internship (the J1 visa ) or studies ( F1 visa ).

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