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Study In The U.S.

Every year thousands of Nepali students attend higher education colleges and universities in the United States. To begin researching the opportunities to study in the USA, there are a number of resources available:

United States Educational Foundation in Nepal (USEF-Nepal)

If you are considering studying in the USA, USEF-Nepal is the best place to start your research. The Foundation offers individual and group advising sessions, a large library of research materials, special presentations on scholarships and admission procedures, and test preparation assistance. Most of the services provided by USEF-Nepal are free.


EducationUSA is the parent organization that oversees all educational centers (like USEF-Nepal) around the world. It is operated by the Department of State’s bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs. EducationUSA provides general information about studying in the USA, including tips on selecting a college, admission policies, financial advice and more.

Educational Exchanges

Opportunities for Nepali students and scholars to study or conduct research in the United State are announced in the newspapers, radio and on this website. The competitions are nation-wide and open. Selections are made by the Fulbright Commission's bi-national Board of Directors after an intensive review of applications, English language screening, and interviews. Opportunities are also available for American students and scholars to do research or teach in Nepal.

  • The Fulbright Program provides grants for Graduate Students, Scholars and Professionals, and Teachers and Administrators. This site includes Fulbright Commissions and other information on the program.
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships bring mid-level professionals from developing countries to the United States for a year of academic study and professional experiences.
  • East-West Center (EWC) Awards include both graduate degree scholarships and funding for short-term programs such as seminars and workshops. Nepalis have also received post-doctoral research awards and the Jefferson Fellowship for journalism. The annual East-West Center competition is usually announced in February of each year.