The types of USA Student Visas
There are three types of student visas in the United States of America (USA): F, J, and M.
A. F-1 student visa:
To study at a USA-accredited university or college.
B. J-1 exchange visa:
To take part in an exchange program offered by high schools and universities.
C. M-1 student visa:
To take part in training programs, vocational studies, and non-academic programs in the USA.
Before applying for any of the above visas, you must first apply to and be accepted by a higher education institution in the United States that is accredited by the Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP). Therefore, we assist you to find the list of all accredited US institutions at the US Department of Education and guide you to choose according to your preference.
You will receive an I-20 form from the international student office of the SEVP-certified institution after being accepted. The form consists of all of your information, thus, it will be saved in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).