Services for Students
Do you want to study in the United States? You’ve come to the right place! USEF houses Nepal’s only ‘EducationUSA’ advising center supported by the United States Department of State. We provide you with accurate, reliable, unbiased, and free information on higher education in the United States.
USEF’s ‘EducationUSA’ center is not-for-profit and is part of a global network of 450 advising centers in 170 countries. USEF has Nepal’s most comprehensive library of resources about studying in the USA. We offer weekly group advising sessions, individual advising sessions, a Prometric Testing Center, and many other services to assist you in applying to American colleges and universities. All core advising services are offered to students entirely free of cost.
USEF is also known as the “Fulbright Commission” and administers the Fulbright Scholarship, a full scholarship for graduate level studies in the United States.
We welcome you to visit USEF in Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, and explore our many services!
Friday Group Advising sessions
If you are thinking about studying in the United States, your first step is to attend USEF’s group advising session. Topics include pre-requisites for studying in the USA, admission requirements, the application procedure, costs, scholarships, and standardized tests. Sessions are held every Friday morning and are FREE of cost. To attend, register at the library front desk starting Mondays.
Individual Advising sessions
A USEF adviser provides one-on-one advising, assisting you with college selection and providing guidance specific to your case. FREE of cost, these half-hour sessions are open Monday to Thursday. To register for individual advising, you must first attend USEF’s group advising and then start your college search using the information you learn at group advising.
At USEF’s library, you can access comprehensive, current information on higher education in the USA. USEF’s library houses college directories and guides, college catalogs, test preparation books, application essay books, and much more. You may access the library entirely FREE of cost; membership is NOT required. FREE Internet access for college search is available at the library. Please note that if you would like to use our ‘special reference collection,’ which contains essay guides, newer test preparation books, and books on specialized topics, you will need to deposit your national ID (passport, citizenship card, or driver’s license) at the USEF front desk.
Prometric Testing Center
The Prometric Testing Center at USEF administers computer-based tests on a daily basis. The iBT TOEFL, GRE, GED, and USMLE are among the tests available. If you have already registered to take a test at USEF’s Prometric Testing Center, please click here to view our daily roster.
Familiarize yourself with standardized test content and format at USEF’s computer lab. USEF offers practice tests for TOEFL, SAT, GRE and GMAT in a simulated test environment. Advance registration with payment of Rs. 250 is required.
Specialized Advising Sessions
USEF offers you advising sessions on a variety of specialized topics. Attend the ones that are relevant to you! Unless where indicated, sessions are FREE of cost. Advance registration is required for all sessions. Click here to view upcoming events at USEF.
Orientation on the Standardized Tests
This session offers an introduction to the TOEFL, SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT. Learn what these tests are about, which ones to take, available test formats, test dates, sample questions, and how to register. For undergraduate and graduate applicants. Offered monthly.
Tips on Writing an Application Essay – Rs. 50
Learn about what colleges look for in application essays, and get some great tips and expert advice on writing yours. For undergraduate and graduate applicants. Offered monthly.
In this specialized session that focuses on scholarships, you will learn about the different types of scholarships available, criteria for winning those scholarships, ways to reduce your cost of attendance, resources for scholarship searching, scholarship scams, and more! Separate sessions for undergraduate and graduate applicants. Offered monthly.
Inside Graduate Admissions – Rs. 50
'Inside Graduate Admissions' is an informative, 40-minute video for graduate (Master's and PhD) applicants which will show you what happens to your application once it reaches a US university, how it is processed, and how it is evaluated. In the video, college admissions officers and professors explain the various parts of a successful application, and the importance of each component. A must-see for all graduate applicants. Offered approximately every three months.
Other Regular Events
USEF offers a variety of other regular and very interesting events. These events are free of cost, unless otherwise indicated.
“Get Inspired” Series
For this series, USEF invites a wide and exciting variety of guest speakers who have something interesting and relevant to share with you. Topics will be as diverse as our speakers! If you’re looking for a little inspiration and a fresh perspective, don’t miss this exciting series. Many sessions are open to both undergraduate and graduate applicants; some sessions are only for one or the other. Offered approximately once a month.
American Educational Film Series
Start your weekend with a fun event at USEF! USEF presents a year round American Educational Film Series with the aim of learning more about American culture through film. We screen a movie on a Friday toward the end of each calendar month at 3:00 pm. The selected titles have been critically acclaimed in American cinema culture and/or are just good fun! A short group discussion
about the movie will follow the screening.
U.S. College Presentations
USEF often hosts representatives from U.S. colleges and universities, who make presentations about their institutions to interested students. These sessions are a great way to interact directly with a U.S. college admissions officer or faculty member and learn about specific colleges!
USEF attests copies of academic transcripts (mark-sheets) for submission to American colleges and universities. A nominal fee is charged for this service.
Materials for Sale
USEF sells a variety of reference materials on studying in the USA. Guidebooks, test preparation material, CDs, test bulletins, and other relevant materials are sold at subsidized rates.
Student Visa Information Sessions
For students who have received I-20s (admissions to U.S. colleges), USEF offers free information sessions about student visas to the United States. Sessions are held with a U.S. Embassy Consular Officer monthly during peak student visa application seasons.
After you receive a student visa to start your studies in the USA, register to attend USEF’s Pre-Departure Orientation, a fun and informative workshop about cultural issues, academic matters, visa regulations, and adjusting to life in the USA. Offered in summer and winter, these sessions offer valuable advice, insight, and tips you should know before you depart for the United States!