Do you want to study in the United States?

You’ve come to the right place! USEF-Nepal houses an EducationUSA Advising Center supported by the United States Department of State. We provide you with accuratecurrent, and comprehensive information on higher education in the United States. Our center is the official source of information and advice on studying in the United States.

USEF-Nepal’s EducationUSA Advising Center is not-for-profit and is part of a global network of 400+ advising centers in 170 countries. USEF-Nepal has a comprehensive library of resources about studying in the USA. We offer weekly group advising sessions, specialized advising sessions, a Prometric Testing Center, and many other services to assist you in applying to American colleges and universities. All students may access basic 5-Steps advising and basic services for free. Members can additionally access specialized services and more guided advising.

USEF-Nepal also administers the Fulbright Scholarship, a full scholarship for graduate level studies in the United States.

We welcome you to visit USEF-Nepal 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 Friday 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 Monday mornings at 10am.

Library Services

At USEF’s library, you can access comprehensive, current information on higher education in the USA. USEF’s library houses college directories and guides, test preparation books, application essay books, and much more.  You may access the library entirely FREE of cost, Wednesdays (10am-5pm), Thursdays (10am-5pm), and Fridays (10am-4pm).  Members can additionally access the library Mondays and Tuesdays (10-4pm). 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 while you use the books in the library.

Specialized Advising Sessions

USEF offers you advising sessions on a variety of specialized topics. Attend the ones that are relevant to you! Sessions marked with an asterisk (*) are for members. Others are open to non-members with a charge of Rs. 1,000 per session. Advance registration is required for all sessions. 

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.

Scholarship 101

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 MBA Admissions

Attend this specialized advising session to learn about admissions to MBA programs in the United States. Find out what goes on behind the scenes. Open to graduate applicants interested in an MBA, from all fields of study/ academic backgrounds.

Effective Communication with Admissions Offices

Learn about importance of effective communication with U.S. college and university admissions offices. Find out about the different types of communication and learn tips to improve YOUR communication skills. This session is open to undergraduate and graduate level applicants. Offered monthly.

Culture Shock & Traveling to the USA

For students who have received visas to start their studies in the United States, USEF screens a video on culture shock, followed by a discussion on ‘Traveling to the USA’ in which students will learn about navigating airports, immigration procedures, arriving in the USA, and useful travel tips. Students should also attend USEF’s Pre-Departure Orientation. Offered in peak student departure months.

Finding the Best Fit: Researching Colleges and Universities*

There are more than 4,000 accredited colleges and universities in the United States. How do you find the ones best fitted to you? Attend this USEF-Nepal specialized advising session to learn how to research and select U.S. colleges and universities based on search criteria and personal preference. The session also features key online and book resources and how to use them. Open to undergraduate and graduate applicants. Offered every two weeks.

Tips on Writing an Application Essay*

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.

Academic Writing Workshop*

A presentation on how to write effectively at the undergraduate and graduate level. Useful for all disciplines – from engineering to science to humanities. The focus will be on strategic organization as well as clarity and conciseness – not grammar. For undergraduate and graduate applicants. Offered several times throughout the year.

Résumé Writing Workshop*

Often required by U.S. colleges and universities as part of the application for admission, the résumé summarizes an applicant’s educational and professional qualifications and experience. Learn how to write and fine-tune your résumé in USEF-Nepal’s hands-on workshop. You’ll learn the types of résumés, content, length, format, and layout. We’ll discuss real-life examples through activities. Registration is limited to 15 students per session. All participants must bring a print-out of their résumé draft to the session based on a provided model.

Using the Common Application*

The Common Application is accepted by more than 450 U.S. colleges and universities for undergraduate admission. In this special session at USEF, you will learn all about `the Common App’ and how to use it! Open to: Undergrad applicants.

Ask an Adviser Sessions

For members, a USEF adviser provides small group advising, answering your questions on studying in the USA and providing guidance specific to your case. These sessions are offered every Tuesday at 4pm in the USEF library. Advance registration is not required; just be seated in the library by 3:45pm. The prerequisite for this session is that you must first attend USEF’s Friday Group Advising and other specialized advising sessions.

Other Regular Events

USEF offers a variety of other regular events. These events are free of cost and open to all.

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 throughout the year.

Student Visa Info Session

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.

U.S. College Presentations

USEF often hosts representatives from U.S. colleges and universities, who make presentations about their institutions and a general advising topic to interested students. These sessions are a great way to interact directly with a U.S. college admissions officer or faculty member!

Prometric Testing Center

The Prometric Testing Center at USEF administers computer-based tests. The TOEFL, GRE, and USMLE are among the tests available. 

Pre-Tests

Familiarize yourself with standardized test content and format at USEF’s computer lab. USEF offers practice tests for TOEFL, GRE and GMAT in a simulated test environment.  Advance registration with payment of Rs. 250 (members) or Rs. 500 (non-members) is required.

Transcript Attestation

USEF attests copies of academic transcripts (mark-sheets) for submission to American colleges and universities. A nominal fee is charged for this service: Rs. 50 per page for members and Rs. 100 per page for non-members.

Materials for Sale

USEF sells a variety of reference materials on studying in the USA. Guidebooks and test preparation books are available for sale.

Pre-Departure Orientation

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! Rs. 350 for members, Rs. 500 for non-members.

Prometric Testing Center

The Prometric Testing Center at USEF administers computer-based tests. The TOEFL, GRE, and USMLE are among the tests available. 

Pre-Tests

Familiarize yourself with standardized test content and format at USEF’s computer lab. USEF offers practice tests for TOEFL, GRE and GMAT in a simulated test environment.  Advance registration with payment of Rs. 250 (members) or Rs. 500 (non-members) is required.

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