Categories: IndiaWorld
| On 5 months ago

The Number of Indian Students Applying for US Visa Rose in 2021

By Aswin Kumar

The United States has approved a record number of Indian students visa in 2021 amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic situation with more than 55,000 students and exchange visitors have or will board planes to study in the States this year.

“Through these efforts, more than 55,000 students and exchange visitors are boarding planes to study in the United States, and more students are being approved every day. The U.S. Mission looks forward to another great student season as it facilitates study for spring semester students over the coming few months,” the US Mission said in a statement.

“Studying in the United States is a unique and often life-changing experience for Indian students, granting fresh, global perspectives and frequently leading to invaluable career opportunities. Indian students also enrich US society, achieve high levels of academic success, and deepen the bonds of friendship between our countries. The many hard-working women and men of the US Mission to India are proud to facilitate their travel and study,” states Ambassador Atul Keshap, Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in New Delhi.

“Embassies and Consulates typically begin interviewing fall semester students for a given year in May, but the second wave of COVID-19 forced the Mission to delay the commencement of its student visa season by two months. In July, as soon as conditions allowed for the resumption of visa services without endangering applicants’ health and safety, consular teams worked not only to match but surpass, their pre-COVID workload,” the US mission further said.


The mission said that the pandemic has created logistic challenges for the consular team but the embassy and the consular functioned for extra hours for the visa appointments and “Ultimately, these efforts paid off, as more students than ever before received visas to study in the United States.”

What are the basic requirements to get admission to US colleges?

  • GRE for Masters/Ph.D or SAT for Undergrads program and if you want to go for business courses you can appear for the GMAT exam
  • An english proficiency test, TOEFL or IELTS
  • GPA
  • At least three letter of recommendation
  • A statement-of-purpose

Do you have a fortune to study in the US?

The simple answer to that question is no, and to your knowledge, you could rather study in the United States for free or partially funded based on the scholarship being awarded to based on your family income or based on your merit, and if you get lucky your scholarship amount will also include your stay, food, and travel along with your tuition fee.

For further questions regarding the admission procedure of International colleges, write your queries at

Subscribe to our newsletter
To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

📣 Yellow Telegraph is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@YellowTelegraph) and stay updated with the latest headlines

Aswin Kumar

A creative science nerd! Buy me a coffee:

Disqus Comments Loading...