Study in the USA Guide

Study in the USA

The United States is proud to host hundreds of thousands of international students every year, including a growing number of Emirati students. From English language programs to academic degrees, foreign students are excelling in a wide spectrum of majors and disciplines, across all corners of the United States.

If you are interested in studying in the United States, the embassy can help you explore the wealth of educational opportunities available to you with the official “Study in the United States of America” guide for students in the UAE, available in both English and Arabic.

The embassy website provides a summary of the information available in the guidebook and connects you with additional resources about studying in the United States.

The embassy hosts an EducationUSA advising services center, as does the consulate general in Dubai. Both centers provide valuable resources and offer in-person advising.

The United States offers some of the finest undergraduate education in the world. High school students should get started early to learn all about the many great colleges and universities in the United States.

The United States is also home to some of the best graduate education programs in the world, welcoming talented professionals from all around the globe to become experts in their field.

No matter what level of education you are interested in, the most important step is finding the right school for you. We are happy to provide a variety of information on how to balance a variety of factors, including the very important matter of accreditation.

In addition, more and more American institutions are offering excellent distance learning opportunities, and we can help you get started on the critical process of identifying legitimate options and selecting the right choice for your needs.

Finally, we have also assembled a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) with helpful answers for your consideration.

Additional Resources

All international students who wish to study in the United States are required to have a student visa. You should always plan ahead and can apply for your visa as early as 120 days before your start date. The embassy’s consular section provides general instructions for applying for a student visa at U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement oversees the SEVIS program and provides instructions on how to maintain your SEVIS status. Check with the Transportation Security Administration for the latest flight guidelines. Check with the Department of Homeland Security for the latest customs and immigration procedures and guidelines affecting your arrival to the United States.