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Studying in the USA is a unique experience and the choices are countless. The US universities offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate programmes.

The duration of the undergraduate studies is four years. The entry qualifications for the undergraduate programmes, BA and BSc, are the Cyprus Apolytirion, the TOEFL English Language Certificate and the SAT admission test.

The SAT is used for assessing the mathematical skills and the English language skills of candidates. It is required by almost all US universities. During their first year of studies, the students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of modules until they decide the major they are interested in pursuing. As far as the entry qualifications are concerned, these vary for each university.

The postgraduate programmes MA and MSc (M.B.A., LLM, M.S.W., M.Ed., M.F.A., M. Arch.) have a duration of one to two years. The strong academic background and the GRE admission test are important in order to achieve admission in one of the postgraduate programmes. Furthermore, qualifications such as work experience and research experience are important too. The PhD programmes require at least 3 years of study.

A further advantage of the US educational system is the policy of admitting new students either in the Fall Semester or in the Spring semester, subject to the course vacancies.

The tuition fees range from $6000 to $30000 per year. Likewise the cost of living depends on the state. Nevertheless, there are a lot of opportunities to obtain a scholarship.

A student visa is required for entering the USA. For this reason, a bank statement proving the student’s financial situation to cover the tuition fees is needed.

It is essential to start the application preparations early as the process can take several months and the application submission deadlines are very strict.

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