U.S. Educational Foundation in Nepal

The EducationUSA Advising Center at USEF-Nepal is located in central Kathmandu. Daily, the Center welcomes approximately 200 students, providing accurate, reliable, unbiased, and free information and advice on U.S. higher education. The Center offers a wide variety of advising, library, and testing services.

Students start with a "Friday Group Advising" session, a two-hour free introductory class on studying in the USA, offered most Fridays throughout the year at 10:00 a.m. Session topics include prerequisites for U.S. study, the U.S. college and university search and application process, standardized tests, scholarships, and finances. After the introductory class, students can attend specialized advising sessions on topics such as scholarships, standardized tests, application essays, and finding best fit institutions. The center is also frequently the site of U.S. university presentations and sessions by alums of U.S. institutions. Prior to departure for the United States, students can avail of pre-departure orientations.

The EducationUSA Advising Center in Kathmandu hosts the EducationUSA South Asia Tour in fall and spring each year, connecting U.S. universities with thousands of students in Nepal via school visits and university fairs. 

The Center administers the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program which presents students from non-elite disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to apply to U.S. colleges and universities.

Services

Computer/ Internet Access/ Use
Audience: International Students
Advising by Appointments
Audience: International Students
Credential Attestation
Fee: 50 to 100
Currency: Rupee NRs (Nepal)
Audience: International Students
Drop-In Advising
Audience: International Students
Group Presentations/ Sessions
Fee: 0 to 1500
Currency: Rupee NRs (Nepal)
Audience: International Students
Library Hours
Audience: International Students
Test Preparation Materials
Audience: International Students
Offer Local/ National School Counselor Training
Audience: High School Counsellors
Arrange International Alumni Activities
Audience: U.S. Higher Education Professionals
Assist in Contacting Local High School Counselors
Audience: U.S. Higher Education Professionals
Assist U.S. Representatives in Contacting Local Colleges/ Universities
Audience: U.S. Higher Education Professionals
Organize College Fairs
Fee: 1250
Currency: Dollar US$ (United States)
Audience: U.S. Higher Education Professionals
Recommend Visits/ Meetings for U.S. Institutions
Audience: U.S. Higher Education Professionals
Suggest Lodging Options for U.S. University Representatives
Audience: U.S. Higher Education Professionals
Verify the Recognition / Certification/ Accreditation of Local Institutions
Audience: U.S. Higher Education Professionals

Events

Financial Aid

Special Programs

Opportunity Funds Program
Description: The Opportunity Funds Program is an initiative by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs to make U.S. higher education more accessible to non-elite international students from disadvantaged backgrounds. USEF-Nepal's EducationUSA Advising Center, the only EducationUSA Advising Center in Nepal and the only official source in Nepal for information and advice on U.S. higher education, will administer the Opportunity Funds Program in Nepal. Through this program, EducationUSA is committed to helping non-elite international students from disadvantaged backgrounds to have the best possible chance to experience higher education in the United States. With the belief that lack of finances should not deter a talented student from applying to a U.S. university, the Opportunity Funds Program funds selected up-front costs associated with applying to U.S. colleges and universities. The Opportunity Funds Program will NOT fund the costs associated with attending U.S. colleges and universities. Therefore, this program is targeted toward students with excellent academic records and high chances of being awarded full funding from U.S. colleges and universities. Only students with demonstrated financial need – those who cannot afford to pay the up-front costs of applying to U.S. colleges – are eligible for the Opportunity Funds Program. Students selected for the Opportunity Funds Program will be supported for the following expenses incurred while applying to U.S. colleges or universities: TOEFL and SAT/ ACT registration fees. College and university application fees. Postage/courier fees for dispatching college and university applications. U.S. student visa fees and SEVIS fees. Travel to a testing center or U.S. Embassy (for students from outside the Kathmandu Valley). The Opportunity Funds Program supports students applying to enroll in the undergraduate (Bachelor's) degree at an accredited U.S. college or university. The program does NOT support transfer students or students applying at the graduate (i.e. Master’s or Ph.D.) level. The Opportunity Funds Program will fund selected students' specified costs associated with applying to U.S. colleges and universities. Additionally, USEF-Nepal will provide Opportunity Funds Program students with special guidance and advising on the college application process, college selection, scholarship search and all other aspects of applying to and attending U.S. colleges and universities. Though the Program cannot guarantee the ultimate success of selected candidates in securing admissions or adequate financial aid at U.S. colleges and universities, it provides students the opportunity to apply, which they may not otherwise have had. For full program details, please see http://www.usefnepal.org/opportunity
Eligibility Requirements: Please see http://www.usefnepal.org/opportunity

Program Highlights

EducationUSA South Asia Tour - Nepal
Description: Each fall and spring, the EducationUSA Advising Center in Nepal hosts the EducationUSA South Asia Tour which connects U.S. college and university representatives with thousands of students across Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka via university fairs and school visits. The Nepal portion of the Tour usually includes the cities of Pokhara and Kathmandu.
Institutional Presentations at EducationUSA Nepal
Description: EducationUSA Nepal welcomes in-person visits and information sessions for students throughout the year. Please be in touch four weeks prior to the planned visit. The Center's auditorium accommodates up to 50 students for information sessions, and the Center will publicize the event and pre-register students.

Walk-in Address

U.S. Educational Foundation in Nepal/ Fulbright Commission
Aakriti Marg, Maharajgunj
Kathmandu
Nepal

Mailing Address

Educational Adviser US Educational Foundation in Nepal/ Fulbright Commission
Aakriti Marg, Maharajgunj
Kathmandu
Nepal

Virtual Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10:00-16:00
Tuesday: 10:00-16:00
Wednesday: 10:00-16:00
Thursday: 10:00-16:00
Friday: 10:00-16:00
Saturday: Closed

Phone

+977-1590-7008

Website (URL)

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