Can I get financial aid to study in the U.S.?
Yes. U.S. institutions offer financial aid in the form of
scholarships, bursaries, on-campus jobs, teaching assistantships,
administrative assistantships, research assistantships, internships
etc. The amount of aid varies depending on the level of study
and the program type. Offers of financial aid are competitive and
successful students must demonstrate exceptional academic and
Does IDP have any special relationship with U.S.
Yes. IDP has relationships with a number of U.S. institutions,
giving you the benefit of improved turnaround times for application
processing and assessment.
What admissions tests do I need to take for entry to U.S.
Admissions test requirements vary from institution to
institution. Most institutions request an English language
proficiency test like IELTS or TOEFL. You may need to take other
standardised tests, such as GMAT, GRE and SAT, depending on the
program you are applying for.
What are the admissions requirements to apply for a Master’s
and Ph.D. degree program in the U.S.?
The minimum admissions requirement is the successful completion
of a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university. Some
universities may also require you to take an admissions test, such
as GRE, GMAT, IELTS or TOEFL, depending on the program you apply
For admission to a Ph.D. program, in addition to completing a
Master’s degree, you need to demonstrate evidence of research
acumen and may need to write a GRE subject in addition to a GRE
general and IELTS or TOEFL.
What are the requirements to apply for a Bachelor’s Degree in
The minimum admissions requirement is successful completion of
the Year 12 examination from a recognised board. Some institutions
may also require you to take an admissions test like SAT, IELTS, or
What can IDP do for me?
IDP will offer you academic counselling on programs and
universities in the U.S. and help you with the entire application
and student visa process. Your counsellor will customise checklists
for you every step of the way and track your applications,
fee payments and visa deadlines. In addition, your counsellor will
provide a detailed pre-departure orientation to prepare you for
life as a student in the U.S.
What is the tuition and living cost in the U.S.?
Tuition fees generally range from US$10,000 to US$55,000 per
year. Living costs are variable and range from less than US$12,000
to around US$24,000 per year depending on the city you live in,
your accommodation and lifestyle preferences, and ancillary
expenses such as books, clothing, entertainment, travel costs
When can I commence studies in the U.S.?
The major student intakes are in September and January, but many
institutions also have intakes in May or June.
When should I begin the application process for a given
It is recommended that you begin your application process at
least 12 to 15 months prior to the intake to allow sufficient time
to prepare your application and study for any tests.
What is the best institution for me?
There is no official ranking of U.S universities; institutions
are judged based on their accreditation status. The best
institution for you is one that matches your academic profile and
meets your study, career and life goals.
Will I get a dedicated counsellor for the entire application
and visa process?
Yes. Once you sign up with IDP, you will be assigned a dedicated
counsellor who will guide you through the entire process.
Will IDP help me with pre-departure formalities?
Yes. IDP will organise a pre-departure orientation program which
will help you in your transition to life as a student in the U.S.
The program will address topics ranging from cross-cultural
issues to ticketing, medical insurance, foreign exchange rates,