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EducationUSA

The EducationUSA Advising Center, located at the U.S. Embassy in Ezulwini, Eswatini provides current and comprehensive information on educational opportunities in the United States. This center should be the first stop for anyone interested in undergraduate or graduate level study in the U.S.

Services and Resources Available:

  • Information on over 4,500 accredited institutions of higher education in the U.S.
  • Practice tests for TOEFL, ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT.
  • Computer workstations for Internet searches on U.S. study.
  • Guides to Essay writing.

Information Sessions

Prospective students are encouraged to attend a general information session held on the last Tuesday of every month at 2pm. These sessions are free of charge and provide general information about U.S. study. Please email smartins@educationusa.org or zmavuso@educationusa.org for more information.

Individual Counseling

The EducationUSA advising center provides individual guidance to prospective students in planning their education and career. Prospective students are encouraged to attend a general information prior to setting up an individual appointment. Individual appointments are scheduled for Thursday afternoons and are by appointment only. Please email smartins@educationusa.org or zmavuso@educationusa.org to request an appointment.

The average cost of an academic year in the USA including tuition fees and living expenses varies from US$25, 000 to US$75, 000 per year. Students without their own finances must have excellent academic records in order to compete for the few available scholarships from colleges and universities. The U.S. Embassy does not provide scholarships, nor does it provide financial assistance for study in any local institution.

Undergraduate Study

Highly selective schools and applications for scholarships require excellent “O” and “A” level scores. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are required, as are letters of recommendation and personal statements.

Graduate Study 

Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in good standing from a recognized local or overseas university. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) are required for admission, as are letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose and research interests.

Financing Your Education

The average cost of an academic year in the USA including tuition fees and living expenses varies from US$15, 000 to US$40, 000 per year. Students without their own finances must have excellent academic records in order to compete for the few available scholarships from colleges and universities. The U.S. Embassy does not provide scholarships nor does it provide financial assistance for study in any local institution.