New Rules for STEM-OPT extension in United States of America.

Good News for students who are aspiring to study at student visa (F1) in the United States. Students will now have the privilege to enjoy the OPT extension of 24 months for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields instead of 17 months.

Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its final rule to strengthen and enhance the optional practical training (OPT) program for F-1 International students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

The new STEM OPT extension is a 24-month period of temporary training that directly relates to an F-1 student’s program of study in an approved STEM field and effectively replaces the 17‑month STEM OPT extension.

The 17-month STEM OPT regulations remain in effect through May 9, 2016. The 2016 STEM OPT 24-month extension final rule is effective beginning May 10, 2016.

All aspiring students are encouraged to apply to US universities through Krishna Consultants. Refer the link for Institutions. http://www.studies-overseas.com/WebForms/ListUniversities.aspx?CountryID=22%20&CountryName=United%20States