When you relocate to Quebec, you may find your children that have graduated high school are interested in studying abroad from Canada, specifically in the United States. There are many reasons to pursue this opportunity, the most common being that desired courses of study may not be offered in English in Quebec. The process of applying to universities requires a fair amount of time, and there are some important things to understand. We at Settle-in.com are here to help!
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Applying to Universities
The first step is deciding on the university or universities that you want to attend for studying abroad from Canada, and filling out their application materials. You will find the instructions for applying on their websites in the “future students” or “application” sections. The application fee is usually about $80 per submission. If you are applying for a fine arts program, you will probably be required to submit a portfolio of your work. Sometimes universities require an interview.
When you are accepted into a program, the work has only just begun. You will be asked by the school to provide proof of your ability to pay for the total cost of studying at the university, medical records indicating that you have all the required vaccinations, and you’ll also be asked to provide an acceptance payment, which holds your place at the university.
Applying for an American F1 Student Visa
When thinking of studying outside of Canada, it is important to plan well in advance. After you are accepted one of the most important steps is applying for your student visa to study in the U.S. This process involves filling out an application, getting photos taken, going for an interview at the U.S. consulate, and paying the required fees. To learn more, or apply, click here.
Tuition and Cost
Studying in the U.S. as an international student is quite costly, and there are very few scholarships offered to international students. Private universities are more likely to have scholarships for international students. But here is the real news, take a deep breath: per year, you are looking at about from $50,000 to $80,000 for studying, living, health insurance and books. Tuition does vary by school, and you can find the estimated cost on the university’s website under the tuition tab.
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