official source on U.S. Higher Education

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs with the support of Institute of International Education


Home to more than 4,000 accredited institutions


World-class educational system


Variety of opportunities to earn a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.


Rich field of choices for the international student

The number of international students attending universities and colleges in the United States increased to approximately 900,000 according to the Institute of International Education (IIE) (source). The most popular fields of study for international students in the U.S. are business and management, engineering, mathematics and computer sciences.

Undergraduate Education

The undergraduate Bachelor’s degree typically takes four years to complete.

Graduate Study

Graduate study (or postgraduate study, as it is sometimes called – there is no difference between the two) generally follows the bachelor’s degree for those who are pursuing advanced academic programs. Graduate education can result in a variety of degrees.


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Filip Lyapov

Education USA Advisor

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