Before starting your application, it is important to consider why you want to study in the USA, and what you wish to achieve through your studies. The American education system offers two types of graduate diplomas: the Master’s degree and the PhD. In order to be accepted into a graduate program, you’ll need to have at least an American Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from another country. A Master’s program is much more specialized than a Bachelor’s. There are approximately 1,500 educational institutions in the USA that offer a wide variety of Master’s programs in many different fields.
You will need to spend some time searching for the American university that suits you best. The application process in America is very different from that in the Netherlands. Remember that it will take time, money, and effort to complete your application for an American university. It is recommended to start preparing a full year before you intend to start your studies in the US.
The Fulbright Commission can assist you during this process. The following pages contain an overview of all the steps you need to take to successfully apply to a university. If you have any further questions about the information we offer, you can always ask our Educational Adviser.