What are Study Abroad Intakes?

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Why study in the USA?

 The USA is the most sought after destination for study abroad aspirants who are planning for the best overseas education experience and are planning to put their careers on the fast track. This is because it has an immense range of specialties, high quality of education and great opportunities.

 The USA educational institutions give ample opportunity for Research, Teaching and Training. You may be able to gain valuable experience through teaching and/or research while you help to finance your education in the U.S., particularly if you are a graduate student.

 Many graduate programs offer training and teaching opportunities that enable students to become teaching assistants to undergraduates and/or research assistants on special projects exploring different aspects of your field of study.

 It also supports International Students as studying in the United States is a rewarding experience but navigating your way through day-to-day issues can be a challenge. Many international students find that the college and university international student office is a great resource when it comes to adapting to a culturally and academically different environment.

 America boasts of an unparalleled and broad based education system. Students will not only learn about their own particular subject but learn lots of other things, not necessarily related to their major. Attainment of an American degree from the USA holds the key to a successful career. It strengthens your job bio-data, as the US degrees are renowned around the world for their academic excellence and better learning experiences.

What do you mean by Study Abroad Intakes?

 Overseas colleges and universities offer 2/3 intakes in one academic year unlike the Indian education system which offers only one intake. The term intake may also be referred to as a semester. Countries like the USA, UK, and Australia etc. have multiple intakes.

Most universities abroad have 2 admission intakes- fall intake and spring intake. Fall intake begins in September and ends in December, whereas spring intake starts in January and ends in May.

The major reason behind multiple intakes is the number of applicants the universities get every year. To accommodate the maximum number of students, the division of semester was done.

The abroad education system has kept multiple intakes to decrease the difficulty of an international student in securing an admission.

Planning for admission in any particular semester should begin early. Make sure you finish all your academic and university research, language tests, admission registration, admission documentation and visa documentation beforehand to ensure a smooth university admission process.

Student Intakes in Abroad

Intake Starts From Duration
Fall September September- December
Spring January January- May
Summer(Selected Universities) May May- August

Fall Intake

Also known as the September intake, the Fall intake is the peak time of admission. During this time every university offers a plethora of programs along with a wide array of scholarships.

Some of the major Fall intake Universities are as follows:
  •   Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts
  •   Yale University         
  •   Boston University
  •   Stanford University, California
  •   California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
  •   Harvard University, Massachusetts
  •   Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
  •   George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
  •   University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  •   University of Illinois, Champaign County, Illinois
  •   University of Dayton, Ohio
  •   Queen’s University, Canada
  •   Western University, Canada
  •   University of Montreal, Canada
  •   Auburn University, Alabama, Canada
  •   Birmingham City University, UK
  •   Coventry University, UK

 Spring Intake

The Spring intake, popularly known as the January intake, covers a duration from January to May. This intake does not offer as many courses as the fall intake.

 Some of the Major Spring Intake Universities are as follows:
  • American University
  • University of Houston
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Alabama
  •  Boston University    
  •  Columbia University
  •  New York University
  •  Wesleyan University
  •  UMass Dartmouth
  •  Birmingham City University, UK
  •  London School of Economics, UK
  •  Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Summer Intake in the USA

The Summer semester in the US starts in June and lasts for only two to three months. Only a few universities offering language and cultural programs for non English speaking students are open to accepting applicants for this semester.

Fall Intake vs. Spring Intake

  Fall Spring
Course Options Higher course options Low course options in spring intake
Scholarship Options Better opportunities for scholarships and networking Fewer scholarships as most of them are availed in the fall intake
Work Options More on campus jobs available Limited job opportunities
Internship opportunities Students can easily apply for internships as they meet the criteria of completing 9 months before applying Students cannot meet internship criteria and find difficulty in joining any company as an intern
Post study work options High job options for students as  university placements starts during that time Limited job options as fall students are hired by companies


Admission Requirements for study abroad Programs:

  •   Valid Passport     
  •   Passport photos
  •   Transcripts or records of grades (high school and/or university)
  •   Résumé
  •   Two to Three years of work (for MBA aspirants)
  •   English language test scores (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE) and US entrance test scores (SAT, GRE, GMAT)
  •   Letter(s) of Recommendation
  •   Statement of Purpose, Personal Statement, Essay(s)
  •   Proof of payment of Application fees

English Language Proficiency Tests Required for Study Abroad

IELTS: IELTS or International English Language Testing System is one of the most frequently used language examinations for abroad aspirants

TOEFL: TOEFL or Test of English as a Foreign Language is undertaken by students for admission into your desired study destination

PTE: The USA, UK, Canada etc. accepts the Pearson English Test or PTE with recognition in around 800 colleges and universities

OET: The Occupational English Test (OET) is the only English language test for healthcare professionals

Course Duration of Degrees

      Programs   Duration     Description
1 Bachelor’s degree 2-3 years Also called as Freshman and Sophomore, the UG programs including major, minor and core courses
2 Master’s degree (Academic) 2 years Includes disciplines of arts, science and humanities
3 Master’s degree (Professional) 1 to 3 years The courses prepare students for a particular profession
4 Doctorate or PhD 5 to 8 years PhD given only after submission of dissertation


Top Courses to Study Abroad

  •       Business Administration Management
  •       Medicine and Life sciences
  •       Engineering
  •       Computer science and Information technology
  •       Mathematics
  •       Art and culture
  •       Information Technology
  •       Education & Training
  •       Media Films
  •       Hospitality & Tourism


  •   AEF Scholarship
  •   Akhtarali H. Tobaccowala Fellowship
  •   American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship
  •   Asian Women in Business Scholarship Fund
  •   Chicago Booth School of Business
  •   Cornell University Tata Scholarship
  •   Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowship
  •   Gunvant and Bharati Parekh College Scholarship Award

How can Texas Review help you?

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A clear assistance will be delivered in choosing the right university with a befitting program in which you can build a bright career.

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  • 1 Year Course Validity

You can retake the course, if you are not satisfied with your earlier performance in the test.

  • Pre departure Guidance

We guide you with all the essential information about immigration and post landing advice.

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