Resources

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.

Useful Websites

Websites of General Interest to International Students

EducationUSA

www.EducationUSA.state.gov
The official US Department of State website for international students. Information about studying and living in the US, as well as pre-departure information.

EduPass

www.edupass.org
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

www.useduguides.com
Information on studying in the United States.

US Journal of Academics

www.usjournal.com
Information for international students coming to the US, including financial aid, visa and passport issues, etc.

General College Guides

College Board

www.collegeboard.org
Information on planning for college, applying to a college in the US, and financing a college education.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation

www.chea.org
Includes databases of institutions accredited by recognized United States Accrediting Organizations.

Database of Accredited Institutions in the US

http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
Database of approximately 6,900 postsecondary educational institutions and programs accredited by accrediting agencies and State Approval Agencies.

Education Planner

www.educationplanner.com
A career and college planning website that contains information on careers, choosing colleges, applying online, and financing your education.

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions
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

www.nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
NCES’s ‘College Navigator’ tool can be used to search for colleges.

Peterson’s

www.petersons.com
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

www.studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students
This Department of Homeland Security site offers information about the college admissions process and rules for being an international student in the USA.

U.S. News

www.usnews.com/education
Articles containing advice on college and university search and application. Also offers rankings.

Standardized Tests

TOEFL

www.ets.org/toefl

SAT

www.collegeboard.org

ACT

www.actstudent.org

GRE

www.ets.org/gre

GMAT

www.mba.com

Visas

US Embassy in Nepal

np.usembassy.gov

US Department of State

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html
Official source of information on US visa policy and procedure.

US Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

www.travel.state.gov
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

www.aauw.org
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.

Collegelink

www.collegelink.com
Searchable database of over 600,000 scholarships.

Fastweb.com

www.fastweb.com
Source of scholarship opportunities from private funds.

Finaid.org

www.finaid.org
A comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice, and tools.

Funding for United States Study

www.fundingUSstudy.org
Database of over 500 scholarships, fellowships and grants for international students, organized and maintained by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

GrantsNet.org

www.grantsnet.org
Database of grants for training in the sciences and undergraduate science education.

International Education Financial Aid

www.iefa.org/public/search.html
Free searchable database of over 800 scholarships and awards for international students. Most are restricted to use at specific universities.

Institute of International Education

www.iie.org
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.

InternationalScholarships.com

www.internationalscholarships.com
Comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other financial aid information.

InternationalStudent.com

www.internationalstudent.com/schools_awarding_aid
Database of US higher education institutions awarding scholarships to international students.

International Student Organization

www.isoa.org/list_scholarships.aspx
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)

www.nafsa.org/students.sec
Does not offer scholarships, but their student page lists advice for anticipating and managing the cost for studying in the US.

ScholarshipHelp.org

www.scholarshiphelp.org
Advice on how to apply for scholarships.

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