Education in USA

Education in the USA

Education is divided into three levels: College, Bachelor and Master/Graduate studies. Undergraduate studies will normally lead to a Bachelor's degree. A Bachelor degree in the U.S. takes four years, where the first year is a Freshman year.

At graduate level you can take a Master's degree which takes between one and two years. 

If you want to study to be a doctor, vet or a lawyer you will have to take a pre-med, pre-vet or pre-law Bachelor degree which thereby provides the basis for applying admission to the education itself.

Academic year

The academic year is divided into two semesters of 15 to 16 weeks or three trimesters of 10 to 11 weeks. 

Language skills

In order to study in USA you have to document your English skills. Most universities accept scores from the TOEFL or the IELTS tests as a proof of your English profieciency. Read more about the TOEFL and IELTS tests.


Several universities require you to complete an internship which may be parallel with the studies and counts for the same credits as one subject.

Field of study

Expand the list below to see what field of study and study programs the university offers:


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