Student Visa Guidelines For USA
United States of America is the home to world's top universities, including the No. 1 in the world which is MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. USA attracts thousands of students from around the world seeking higher education every year. Most of the foreign nationals who want to travel to the USA must obtain a visa before doing so, including international students who want to study abroad in the USA.A student visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows foreign students to enter and stay in the US for the duration of their studies or coursework.
Before applying for a visa, students are required to be enrolled at a qualified educational institution. Student visas are issued for the period it takes the student to complete his/her course of study, program, or work assignment. The course of study and the type of institution determines the category of visa that will be issued to the student.
There are three major types of student visas on which international students can study in the US.
- F-1 Visa : Academic Studies
- J-1 Visa : Academic Studies as an Exchange Visitor
- M-1 Visa : Non-Academic or Vocational Studies