7 months ago
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Can I apply to US Colleges when I have Russian citizenship?

I am a 14 year old from Russia, and when I turn 16, I want to study in the US. Am I allowed to do that? Are there going to be any problems with that? Also, what are the cheapest US colleges to apply to?

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7 months ago

A Russian citizen can study in the US, but because of tense US-Russian relations, it will be much more difficult for you. The US embassy in Moscow is now only for diplomatic purposes, so you will have to go to another country to get your F-1 visa. Serbia and Armenia are currently processing said visas.

Scholarships will also be hard to come by, as most require that one be a US citizen. That being said, if you want to reduce costs, I would go to a public university as they tend to be MUCH cheaper than the private ones and offer similar education levels.

There are also certain tests you must take in order to study in the US. You must take either the SAT or ACT and TOEFL to prove your English proficiency.

If you are planning to study in the US, it is imperative that you start preparing now or in the coming months so you have the best chances to succeed. Good luck!

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