Study In Maryland - Explore Universities in Maryland
Study in Maryland, and find the best universities in Maryland.
Maryland is a state that is full of contrasts – from its agrarian fields to industrialised cities, to the natural beauty of its landscape. Aside from the beauty of the region, though, Maryland also offers a rich cultural heritage – with the Civil War, African-American history and much more still being visible. These days the state is heavily industrialised – but its agrarian past is clear.
Maryland is also the place where The Star Spangled Banner, the patriotic National Anthem of the United States, was penned by Frances Scott Key as a response to bombardment during the War of 1812.
Study in Maryland?Maryland is home to several institutions and universities offering international students undergraduate degrees. Some of the most prominent of these include:
- John Hopkins University
- University of Maryland, Baltimore
- University of Maryland, College Park
- Towson University
- Morgan State University
- St. Mary College of Maryland
Loyola University Maryland
An undergraduate course in Maryland will usually take between two to four years to complete, depending on whether you choose to study for an Associate degree (two years) or a Bachelors degree (four years).
Immigration and visasBefore travelling to the USA to study, you will need to apply for a non-immigrant visa for study in Maryland.
The most common kind of student visa is the F-1 visa, which entitles the holder to study at any US accredited college or university.
To apply for a student visa, you will need to fill out an application form (found on the US Embassy website) and send appropriate documentation, such as evidence of financial standing and proof of university acceptance and academic qualifications, as well as possibly attending a visa interview at the US Embassy in your home country.
Accommodation and living costsMost students studying abroad choose to live in university halls of residence, particularly during the first year. Living in halls allows you to meet fellow students easily and settle into the university way of life. Most halls will come equipped with cooking facilities, study areas and recreational areas like gyms and bars.
In order to keep their independence, some students choose to live in private accommodation – where paying for utilities and bills will be your own responsibility. Your chosen university should be able to advise you on how to rent a private flat.
If you are attending the University of Maryland choose to live off campus whilst studying for your degree you should contact the University of Maryland Official Off Campus Student Directory, which should be able to help you.