Why Study in the U.S.

In the 20th and 21st centuries the U.S. has become the magnet for hundreds of thousands of bright, ambitious students around the world. The U.S. is the preferred destination for Indian students because U.S. higher educational institutions offer: academic excellence, cutting-edge technology, extensive support services for international students, generous funding opportunities, wide variety of educational options, flexible curricula and hands-on training (OPT and CPT).

In 2019-20, 1,075,456 students from almost every country around the world studied at higher educational institutions in the U.S. In the same period, 193,124 students from India, which is 18% of all international students, studied on American campuses.

If you are interested in studying in the U.S., we can help! The EducationUSA centers at USIEF are the source of information on higher education opportunities in the U.S. Educational advisers trained by the U.S. Department of State are available to guide you through the process of applying to colleges and universities in the U.S.

How We Can Help You**:

  • Read our website for extensive information on undergraduate and graduate studies, as well as short-term and post-doctoral options in the U.S.
  • Visit our offices (Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai) to meet our staff and learn more about our advising services**
  • Use our libraries and computers to explore opportunities for study in the U.S. and prepare for standardized tests**
  • Receive advice over the phone about U.S. study from our EducationUSA Advising Help Desk 1-800-103-1231
  • Attend specialized presentations on a variety of topics and meet U.S. university representatives** • Receive weekly emails about scholarship opportunities
  • Follow our Facebook pages
  • Get your original student mark-sheets and certificates attested for a reasonable fee**
  • Receive unbiased advice about the U.S. visa process from a U.S. Embassy Consular officer at our visa counseling sessions
  • Learn how to adjust to U.S. academic life at our annual pre-departure orientation and U.S. university ‘Prepathon’ sessions

How We Help U.S. Higher Educational Institutions**:

  • Provide a briefing on Indian educational policies and student trends
  • Connect with Indian schools and higher education institutions
  • Promote your institutions to prospective Indian students by organizing presentations at USIEF
  • Connect with Indian students through digital video conferences or webinar series
  • Display promotional materials at our offices
  • Respond to emails with questions about Indian educational credentials
  • Encourage participation in our U.S. university fairs**

How we Help Faculty and Teachers:

  • Conduct specialized sessions on the U.S. application process
  • Conduct sessions on writing letters of recommendation
  • Conduct information sessions and/or mini-educational fairs at your schools

For any query on U.S. higher education, call us on our EdUSA toll-free hotline 1-800-103-1231 between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm (Monday-Friday)or contact our offices in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.


** In accordance with public health recommendations, all USIEF offices will pause in-person programming and close public access beginning Monday, March 16, until further notice. We will be available by phone and email during regular office hours to answer any questions you may have. We continue to organize regular information sessions for students virtually and click here to find our weekly calendar of activities and contact information of our centers. Please stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our centers as soon as conditions allow.