Why choose to study in the USA?

The USA is a top university destination choice for study abroad and hosts more international students than any other country in the world. Here are a few reasons why you should choose to study in the USA:

US degrees are recognized around the world for their academic excellence and enhanced learning experiences. American universities include many prestigious institutions that are respected globally. In the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities:•16 universities in the USA are ranked in the world’s top 20 universities• 52 US universities are ranked the top 100 universities worldwide• 77 American universities ranked the best 200 universities in the world

Getting an American degree is the key to a successful future. The connections you make and the many work experience opportunities will open the door to a prosperous and rewarding career.

The USA has one of the world’s best university systems, offering flexible education opportunities at over 4,000 institutions. With Global Pathways, there are routes to bachelor’s degrees for both high school and undergraduate (transfer) applicants, and graduate student options leading to fast-tack master’s degrees, graduate certificates, and prestigious MBAs.

Bachelor’s degree entry requirements
  • Successful completion of the international equivalent of US/Canadian secondary education (Year 12)

    Diploma or acceptable certification of graduation from High School in your home country

    Master’s degree entry requirements
  • Completion of the international equivalent of a North American 4-year bachelor’s degree program from an accredited university.
  • If you have a 3-year bachelor’s degree or diploma, you can first complete a qualifying Pre-Master’s program.
  • Official transcripts for all colleges/universities attended
  • English language ability between TOEFL iBT 79 and 95 for direct entry (an official TOEFL score may not be required for ESL and Pre-Master’s programs) – see English language requirements.
  • Two letters of recommendation

    Resume for MBA programs
All International applicants are required by USCIS to submit appropriate evidence of their ability to finance their education, especially during the first year of study. Once this is confirmed the institution will issue the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) once the applicant is offered admission and shows adequate financial ability.

The Financial Documents Required for I-20 Issuance
1. An original or color-scanned bank statement
Applicants should submit an original or color-scanned bank statement showing readily accessible, liquid assets. The bank statement must be in English, on official bank letterhead, contain an account number, the amount of money available in U.S. or foreign currency, and MUST be signed and dated by a bank official no more than six months prior to the date you are applying on. The sponsor(s) name(s) must also be mentioned on the bank statement.

2. The Financial Statement for International Students (FSIS) form
If the funds are not in the applicant’s name, the account holder must complete and sign the Financial Statement for International Students (FSIS).