USA or America as it is commonly known in India is the most popular destination when it comes to higher studies amongst international students anywhere in the world. There are over 600,000 international students studying in USA at any given time, from over 60 countries. Out of these 600,000 students over 50,000 are from India.
India is the top country sending students to USA for various courses related to I.T. and Business, followed by China at the second place. USA degrees are recognized and respected all over the world by most employers. Whether you go to Europe, Asia, North or South America or Africa, if you have a USA degree you can almost be certain that you will get a good job offer from a respectable company.
Many of the prime ministers, presidents, celebrities of many countries all over the world have come to USA for their higher education. This gives us an idea of the respect USA degrees command in the field of education. USA is a melting pot of cultures from students all over the world. Most of the top 10 universities in the world are in USA including, Harvard, Princeton, Berkeley etc.
It can cost you anywhere between $15,000 to $40,000 (Rs. 6 Lac to Rs. 16 Lac) per annum including tuition , boarding and lodging depending upon the university and/or the program you enroll in. There are over 3500 universities in USA.
To obtain a USA F-1 Visa you should show at least the following documents to the Visa Officer:
Acceptance Letter from the University
I-20 given by the University
Letter of Support by the person Sponsoring your stay in the U.S.
Documents regarding the Financial Stability of the candidate and/or the person Sponsoring.
Experience Letters from Employers (if any)
Education Credentials from current University
TOEFL or IELTS Score
GMAT, GRE or SAT Score (depending upon which program of study you are applying for)
You would probably need to show the Visa Officer that you have enough financial or emotional ties with India to come back.
For instance, a candidate who also needs to support a family is unlikely to be approved by the Visa Officer at your local Embassy. This is so since as a Student you are permitted by law to work only a limited number of hours per week. On the other hand, if you have a substantial bank balance, property, or an excellent job offer from an Indian Employer, your chances of proving to the Visa Officer your good intent to go back to India after your educational program is completed.
A comprehensive and professional approach to this matter is of key concern.