Study in the USA
Study in the USA




Studying in America is not only a diploma that opens up attractive career prospects, it is also an invaluable life experience, as well as acquaintance with the extraordinary culture of this amazing country. Education in the United States will give you a unique opportunity to get excellent knowledge, and possibly to find a job in the country after graduation.

Universities in the USA are famous for their academic equipment. All educational institutions in America have the latest technical support and a wide research base that surpasses even some research institutes, which is one of the main advantages of American universities over universities in other countries. This approach creates all the conditions for productive training of young researchers and for innovative developments.

Cost of education

Secondary education

The cost of secondary education is approximately from 35 000 to 65 000 USD for 1 year of study and largely depends on the chosen educational institution. Accommodation and meals may be included in the price.

Higher education 

The cost of higher education is from 20 to 000 USD for 70 year of study and depends on the chosen university, as well as the specialty. Accommodation may be included.


Secondary education is based on programs aimed at developing the individuality and independence of the child. The basis of education in US schools is the development of cognitive activity of the student. The school serves as the basis for obtaining knowledge and skills necessary in everyday life and in the future profession.

Primary education - grades 1-5, from 6 to 10/11 years old

Secondary education - grades 6-12, 11/12 to 18 years old
middle grades 6-8 (Middle School) and grades 7-9 (Junior High School)
high school 9-12 and 11-12 (High School, Senior High School)

In middle classes (Middle School, Junior High School), students have the opportunity, in addition to compulsory subjects (mathematics, English, subjects of the science-natural cycle, social studies and arts), to also study subjects of their choice, such as journalism, rhetoric, theater, etc. .

As a rule, Russian citizens can enroll in US schools from grades 6-7. To do this, in most cases, you will need to show an academic certificate, confirm your knowledge of English, go through a Skype interview and write an essay.

Community colleges

School graduates who wish to study in the United States can apply for a bachelor's degree program, or undergo a two-year program for an Associate Degree degree at Community College. The beauty of studying at a community college is that upon graduation, you will be awarded the first degree in the US education system - Associate Degree, a junior specialist diploma in one of many academic disciplines. After completing the program, the student has the right to immediately enter the third year of the bachelor's program at a US university, and some lectures taught at the municipal college can be automatically counted on the bachelor's program. After completing two years of study at an American university, the student receives a higher professional education, confirmed by a diploma.

To enter Community College, you need to have a certificate or be a graduate of the school, confirm your knowledge of English with an IELTS or TOEFL certificate, go through a Skype interview and write a motivational essay.

Bachelor's program

Undergraduate programs are the foundation of “undergraduate” primary higher education. A bachelor's degree is popular with students and is essential for continuing education in a master's degree.

There are several common undergraduate degrees that combine different specializations: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Bachelor of Science and Public Relations (BSPA), Bachelor of Science and Nursing (BSN) and Bachelor of Philosophy (B.Phil.). Among foreign students, the most popular degrees are BA and BS

The traditional package of documents for admission to undergraduate in the United States:

  • high school diploma and school transcript
  • IELTS or TOEFL certificate
  • motivational essay from 1-6
  • ACT or SAT exam results
  • letters of recommendation
  • extra curriculum vitae
  • application form.

Free U.S. Undergraduate Education

Some US universities have more opportunities for free study of foreign students than others. There are universities that provide scholarships and grants, as well as other types of financial assistance (loans, work opportunities on campus, material assistance (need-based awards) for foreign students.

If a student has excellent grades, a number of extracurricular hobbies and achievements, high scores for international exams, then by filling out a number of additional questionnaires and providing a separate package of documents, he can qualify for partial or full coverage of the cost of tuition and accommodation.


Students who have received a bachelor's degree can move on to the next stage in the higher education system in America - a master's degree. For admission to the US Master's program, you must show a high level of English proficiency, which is confirmed by a certificate of passing the TOEFL / IELTS test and provide the results of the GRE or GMAT exam (for certain specialties), and for the MBA program, as a rule, show the GMAT results. 

The duration of studies at master's programs in America is one to two years and, unlike undergraduate studies, has a narrow focus on a particular discipline or profession.

After completing a bachelor's program, you can also receive a business education in the United States. To do this, you need to choose a master's MBA program that prepares specialists in the field of business management. The duration of the MBA program is one and a half to two years.

When entering the Master's program, you can apply for a scholarship or grant from the university itself or apply for the Fulbright educational grant program.

Graduate School

In America's Higher Education System, PhD is the highest degree. A PhD degree is considered necessary for those who want to do science.

They enter graduate school, as a rule, after graduating from a magistracy, but as an exception, some universities allow students to enter after the first higher education.

To enter the US graduate school it is necessary to show a high level of English proficiency, which is confirmed by the TOEFL / IELTS test certificate and provide the GRE or GMAT exam results (for certain specialties), show professional experience and experience in scientific research. Specific entry requirements will depend on the institution and direction.

In graduate school, you can study both for free and for free. Everything will depend on the chosen specialty, academic, scientific and professional data of the student.

In graduate school, students are mainly sponsored by three methods:

Fellowship - A scholarship that is paid to gifted students. The responsibility for such a scholarship is purely academic, i.e. you need to get high points for training.

Teaching Assistantship (TA) - a scholarship that is paid to a graduate student for the implementation of a certain "low-skilled" teaching work at the faculty. Examples of this kind of work include laboratory or student seminars, or assisting a professor in teaching a course, which includes checking test papers and homework. Responsibility: satisfactory performance of their work and academic performance.

Research Assistantship (RA) - The scholarship that the professor pays to his graduate student from his grant. Responsibility: the professor should be pleased with your successes in scientific work, and you must show academic performance.

How can Global Ambassador help?

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  • US Education Information
  • types of suitable educational institutions for you
  • information about entry requirements in educational institutions
  • calculation of tuition and accommodation costs
  • assessment of chances of admission
  • assessment of the chances of receiving a scholarship / grant
  • recommendations for the necessary language training and passing standardized tests
  • information on visa requirements and visa probabilities
  • information about the opportunity to work while studying
  • plan and schedule of receipt
  • information about the pros and cons of education in the United States and other countries.

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