There are some fantastic online resources to assist you in your search for U.S. colleges and universities. USEF has compiled the following useful resources to help you get started.
Downloadable EducationUSA Publications
You may download (for free!) booklets published by EducationUSA. They contain detailed information on studying in the United States, including information about the US education system, choosing colleges, application process, standardized tests, financial aid, and much more! Download the appropriate volume of the series of booklets, entitled “If You Want to Study in the United States” for a wealth of information!
Book 1: Undergraduate Study http://www.educationusa.info/pdf/study/english1.pdf
Book 2: Graduate and Professional Study and Research http://www.educationusa.info/pdf/study/english2.pdf
Book 3: Short-Term Study http://www.educationusa.info/pdf/study/english3.pdf
Book 4: Getting Ready to Go http://www.educationusa.info/pdf/study/english4.pdf
Websites of General Interest to International Students
The official US Department of State website for international students. Information about studying and living in the US, as well as pre-departure information.
Student guide to studying in the US. Information and links on college admission, financing college, obtaining a visa, cultural differences, and more.
Hobsons US Education Guides
Information on studying in the United States.
US Journal of Academics
Information for international students coming to the US, including financial aid, visa and passport issues, etc.
General College Guides
Information on planning for college, applying to a college in the US, and financing a college education.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
Includes databases of institutions accredited by recognized United States Accrediting Organizations.
Database of Accredited Institutions in the US
Database of approximately 6,900 postsecondary educational institutions and programs accredited by accrediting agencies and State Approval Agencies.
A career and college planning website that contains information on careers, choosing colleges, applying online, and financing your education.
A resource for all stages in the college search and application process. Khan Academy also has free test preparation materials for exams such as SAT and GMAT.
National Center for Education Statistics
NCES's 'College Navigator' tool can be used to search for colleges.
Information on undergraduate colleges and graduate schools, online and continuing education, and K-12 schools and programs. Contains search tools for colleges, articles, and resources for school selection.
Study in the States
This Department of Homeland Security site offers information about the college admissions process and rules for being an international student in the USA.
Articles containing advice on college and university search and application. Also offers rankings.
US Embassy in Nepal
US Department of State
Official source of information on US visa policy and procedure.
US Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs
Official source of information on US visa policy and procedure, maintained by the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
Funding and Scholarship Databases & Information
American Association of University Women
Contains information related to women in higher education. AAUW offers competitive scholarships for women planning to come to the US for graduate or post-doctoral studies.
Searchable database of over 600,000 scholarships.
Source of scholarship opportunities from private funds.
A comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice, and tools.
Funding for United States Study
Database of over 500 scholarships, fellowships and grants for international students, organized and maintained by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
Database of grants for training in the sciences and undergraduate science education.
International Education Financial Aid
Free searchable database of over 800 scholarships and awards for international students. Most are restricted to use at specific universities.
Institute of International Education
IIE manages a number of scholarship and fellowship programs for international students, including the Fulbright program. For a list of opportunities specifically for international students, select “non-US students” from the drop-down menu in the Programs Portal frame.
Comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other financial aid information.
Database of US higher education institutions awarding scholarships to international students.
International Student Organization
Contains a list of private scholarships specifically for international students. Many funding opportunities are listed for students with specific educational goals and interests in a wide array of specialties like environmental education and public health.
National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA)
Does not offer scholarships, but their student page lists advice for anticipating and managing the cost for studying in the US.
Advice on how to apply for scholarships.