3 ways to get an education in the US for free.
How can I study at the American University for free? Which is better to choose & ndash; a federal program for international students, a grant or start a rare study?
Hello! With you, Shushanik, the author of the blog about learning, work and life in America “USAdvice.ru. Everything about the United States. ” And today I would like to tell you about one of the most popular topics about which I am asked – about free studies in Amerki.
To begin with, I want to say that, by and large, there is practically no free education in America. All studies are paid and quite expensive. And, as for Americans, and for foreign students. But there are ways to get free education in America, and I’ll cover them in this video.
These are ways for foreign students, for Americans a little more, but in this video I will concentrate on foreign students. And right away I will say that these methods are rather not simple, but possible.
I will start, as it seems to me, from the easiest of these methods, although he himself is not quite simple. And the easiest way is to win a federal grand prize for studying at an American university from the state, that is, an American grandee. There are several federal programs with which you can study in America for free, and all these programs are described on the official website of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US department of state, http://exchanges.state.gov.
There is a program for bachelors, which is called the “Global Undergraduate Exchange”. True, it is given only for a year. That is, it really is an exchange program, just go to the American university for a year, learn a year, exchange experience and return. That is, it’s not a way to get a degree from an American university.
For those who want to get a degree from the American university, there are two programs for masters – the “Edmund Muskie fellowship program” and the “Fulbright program”. They are for those who already have a bachelor’s degree, and for those who, it is desirable, already have work experience, and who more or less held in their industry. They prefer such candidates. Although they write that “even if you have just completed a Bachelor’s program, you can file.” They will consider your candidacy, but, usually, they choose those who already have some work experience. They also prefer, they themselves write about it, to those who live in small towns, not in capitals, or in large cities. But, again, everyone can submit, and they will already choose, depending on what kind of candidates they have.
These programs are good in that they fully cover all costs. That is, they cover full payment for study for a year or two, depending on how long your program lasts. They fully cover the cost of housing, food costs. They even pay a small scholarship to you monthly for personal expenses. But in all this there is a negative point. And it’s that if you become a participant in the state program, you can not stay in America after studying. Because you will be applied, so-called, the rule of two-year stay at home. It means that after the end of the program you will have to return home, and stay there for at least two years before you can apply to Green Card or apply for an immigrant visa. Or even apply for a work visa you America.
That is, in this case even the option to marry does not help, or even if you win a Green Card in the lottery, you can not use your winnings. You will not be able to find a job and go on an H1B visa because, although it is not immigration, it is a so-called dual intent visa (a visa with a double intention), in which there is the possibility of immigration. Only after spending two years at home, you can go to America, immigrate to America or get a Green Card.
There are ways to avoid this rule, I wrote about them in the blog – http://usadvice.ru/2011/03/kak-izbezhat-trebovaniya-o-dvuhletnem.html. But these are very complex ways, they will not suit everyone. Therefore, at least with the help of grants from the US government it is possible to study free of charge at an American university, this gives some negative moments for those who plan to stay in America to live.
This was the first way how to study for free at an American university. The second way is to enroll in a university where the studies are free. There are very few such universities in America, they can literally be counted on the fingers, but it is there. I wrote about them in the blog – http://usadvice.ru/2011/02/besplatnoe-obuchenie-v-ssha-amerike.html. I will make a separate video about such universities. And I will add a couple more universities to those that I listed in the blog. There I listed 5 free universities.
But these universities are very selective, and speaking very much, I mean that it is much more difficult to enter into them than in some Ivy League universities even. More difficult than in Yelsk, more difficult than in Princeton. That is, getting there is hard. But probably. The good side of these universities is understandable – there you study completely free of charge, but other expenses, such as housing costs, food, your personal expenses, they remain on you. And, depending on where you live in America, it may not be small money.
And the third way, which, in my opinion, is the most difficult, although, of course, it depends on your specialty, it is to get full financial help from the university where you entered. This is very, very difficult to do, especially for a foreign student. But this is possible if you are applying for a master’s degree or a doctorate, and you have a specialization and specialization in this university, where you are going. Here you need to know a little bit about how universities give out financial assistance. They give financial help to potential students, whom they very much want to see. And the more they want this student to see in themselves, the more help they give.
That is, if you have a research topic, for example, some that is very, very interesting for this institution, some rare, or a specialty that is very important for this university, and they will very much want you to do it research from them, they will give you one hundred percent financial assistance so that you will go to their university. And not in some other that will accept you.
In this case, it is clear that it is easier for doctors, because research, they are more attractive for universities than just learning. Although masters in many universities on many Master’s programs are also scientific programs, in which one also needs to do research, so it is also possible for magisters to receive this kind of help.
And, of course, the specialties here are very limited, and the easiest in this respect is for those who have technical specialties, because it is now most in demand in America. For example, physics or engineering. Or natural sciences, for example, chemistry or biology. But also, I think, some humanitarian specialties, some specializations are certain, maybe research topics will also be interesting to some specific universities.
In general, these were three ways to study at an American university for free. This concludes the video. Please click like if you like it. Write your comments about what you still want to see or hear from me. And, please, go to my blog http://usadvice.ru. Until next time! Till!
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