22 New Fields of Study Added to STEM OPT Programs in the US
Tuesday, Feb 22
We have some exciting news for students who aim to study in the USA in the coming years. There are 22 new fields being introduced in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program for international students in the US.
This news was announced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in January 2022. These fields are introduced to enhance the contributions of non-immigrant students and support the growth of the economy and innovation of the US. If you are planning to study in the US then this article will be of great help to you as we will be mentioning the list of new courses, and the benefits of this policy change for international students.
Here’s the list of the 22 new fields of study introduced to expand the STEM professional opportunities in the US. Students planning to study in USA can now opt for their desired STEM related course:
You can check for your most desired STEM combination now choosing one from the above list or those that were available earlier in the US universities.
Non-immigrant students wanting to pursue education USA can now avail many benefits from this policy change. The major benefits of this new policy are mentioned below.
36 Months to Work in your Field of Study
USCIS Policy Manual Guidance
It is essential for students to be aware of these changes as these new changes improve the opportunities for international students aiming to pursue higher education and work in the US.
To gain further in-depth guidelines related to this new development you can consult KC’s US Education experts who will not just give relevant information but guide and assist you with the entire process in any of the 200 US universities that we are collaborated with or in universities of your choice.
KC Overseas Education has been in the study abroad sector for the last 23 years. With a multinational presence across India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam, we are well within the reach of students across South Asia. We provide assistance to students who aim to pursue higher education abroad, from application to admission, test preparation to education loan and visa processing.