This type of US student visa is for international students who are intending to pursue an academic degree at an accredited US college or university
– M-1 visas for students engaging in vocational or non-academic studies.
j visa is for international exchange visitors participating in programs in the US that promote cultural exchange
Holders of F-2, M-2 and J-2 visas are also allowed to study in the US provided they meet their chosen institution’s criteria
If you’re planning to study abroad in the US – either for a full degree or a shorter period
you’ll need to apply for a US student visa.
Here’s a quick guide to the three types of non-immigrant student visas for studying in the US.