Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education

EducationUSA (or EdUSA) is a program of the U.S. Embassy that guides talented and determined students through the admissions process for colleges and universities in the United States. Selected students attend guided seminars that assist them through the application process. Students work with our Education USA Adviser over a period of time; typically a year or more to try to get through the requirements to secure admission and financial assistance to begin study in the United States in subsequent academic years.

Application forms for the 2018 academic year are now closed. Forms for the 2019 academic year can be picked up at the American Corner, State Library in Maseru when an announcement for a new round of applications is made at the beginning of 2018.

Please note that entrance into this program provides no guarantee of admittance to a university or financial assistance to study in the United States. Additionally, Embassy Maseru does not provide financial support in the admissions process. Students must understand and be prepared to pay for the costs of the application process, which include but are not limited to:

  • Registration fees for required SAT and TOEFL examinations
  • College application fees
  • Transportation and accommodation costs to travel to Johannesburg for the TOEFL exams.

With this in mind, students admitted to the EdUSA program must be prepared to dedicate their time and energy to the program. With the right commitment, focused determination, hard work, and support from the EdUSA advising staff, you can be successful in your dreams of pursuing higher education in the U.S.

To apply, you must currently be a determined and hardworking student. Ideal candidates demonstrate:

  • Strong academic record
  • Evidence of leadership
  • Service to community and school
  • Outstanding character

EducationUSA is a global network of more than 400 advising centers supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) promotes mutual understanding between the United States and other countries through personal and professional ties between private citizens in the United States and abroad, as well as by presenting U.S. history, society, art and culture in all of its diversity to overseas audiences. U.S. and foreign students alike can prepare for leadership roles in today’s world through an international education.