An international student guidebook specifically for students from Uganda: Studying in the U.S.A. – A Guidebook for Students from Uganda is now available compliments of EB5 Affiliate Network.
Our guidebook will help Ugandan students circumvent the difficult process of finding the right institution, applying to universities, and the student visa process. Our detailed guide also gives invaluable advice on everything from U.S. medical care and banking to everyday conversations with Americans. You will find a checklist that covers every document required so you can be assured of always having the right paperwork for every situation. We’ve even included a list of what you should pack for your new life as a college student in the United States. It even identifies key differences in American and Ugandan cultures to help you acclimate to life in the United States.
The number of students coming from Uganda to study in the United States is only expected to increase. The EB5AN guidebook will make the process more manageable and less complicated than ever before. Receiving a degree from a world-renowned American university is not just a dream; it is a reality for thousands of students from Uganda every year. With this complimentary guidebook from EB5 Affiliate Network, it can be your reality too.
Some Background on International Students From Uganda
Uganda is one of the top East African countries for the number of students receiving a college or university education in the United States.
The number of students from Uganda enrolled in U.S. higher education is higher than many other countries in East Africa including Tanzania, Sudan, Burundi, and South Sudan. There were approximately 870 students from Uganda enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions during the 2019/2020 school year as reported by the Institute of International Education. Among all countries in East Africa, the number of students from Uganda was only exceeded by Kenya, Ethiopia, and Rwanda.
Uganda’s Presence in the Global Economy
Uganda, a landlocked country located west of Kenya and east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has an estimated population of 44,712,143. Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy, employing 72% of Uganda’s work force of 15.84 million. Their export market suffered a major slump following the South Sudan conflict but has since recovered with record coffee harvests, which account for 16% of exports, and increasing gold exports, which account for 10%. The unemployment rate averages around 9.4% with 21.4% of the population living below poverty level.
Trend of Ugandan Students Studying Abroad in the United States
With a population of close to 45 million, an estimated 870 students are currently studying in the United States which accounts for 0.000019% of Ugandans.
The number of students from Uganda enrolled in the United States has remained remarkably high despite a significant expansion in higher education opportunities available in Uganda as well as online educational opportunities through higher learning platforms such as Coursera.com, edx.org, and udemy.com. Universities in Uganda’s capital of Kampala are even attracting their own international students from all over East Africa.
However, there is still one stumbling block negatively impacting the growth of international students from Uganda receiving a U.S. education and that is the substantial tuition increase over the past 20 years. The cost to attain a four-year degree has increased 500% since 1987 according to the Wall Street Journal. And the number of international students attending U.S. universities skyrocketed 85% from 2005 to 2015.
The average cost of a four-year undergraduate degree from a state college or university in the United States ranges from $22K per year for a public university to $50K for a private university. The tuition for international students is on average three times higher than for U.S. permanent residents (Green Card holders) and citizens at both public and private institutions.
The Path to Lower Tuition Costs for International Students from Uganda
With their permanent residency (Green Card) status received with an EB-5 immigrant visa, international students from Uganda will see the cost of their U.S. education drastically decrease from the international tuition rates to the local “in-state” rates at both public and private universities.
Permanent residency (Green Card) status also provides Ugandans with substantially higher admission rates for undergraduate and graduate programs as well as access to select scholarship awards and grants.
As a Ugandan student, you should never give up on your dream. No matter what visa you choose, if your dream is to earn a world-class education in the United States, EB5 Affiliate Network has a way to help you realize your dream with the EB-5 visa program.