Education Advising

The U.S. Educational Advising Center in Kampala provides comprehensive information on educational opportunities in the United States. This Center should be the first stop for anyone interested in university or undergraduate level study in the U.S.

How to access EducationUSA

Services and Resources Available

  • Information on over 3,500 accredited institutions of higher education in the U.S
  • Test registration and practice materials for TOEFL, SAT, GRE, ACT, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT.
  • Computer workstations for Internet searches on U.S. study
  • Guides to Funding Sources for U.S. study
  • Guides to Essay Writing

Group Sessions
Prospective undergraduate students are encouraged to attend a group session held every last Tuesday from 9.00am to 12.00pm.
Prospective graduate students are encouraged to attend a group session every last Thursday from 2.30pm to 4.00pm. These sessions are free of charge and provide general information about U.S. study.

Individual Counseling
The Education Adviser provides individual guidance to prospective students in planning their education and career. The Adviser also assists students on selection of schools and application procedures. Contact the Educational Adviser to make a virtual appointment on However, please note that you need to attend a group advising session first before requesting an individual counseling session.

Undergraduate Study
To pursue an undergraduate degree in the U.S., students should have a minimum of 6 credits on the Uganda Certificate of Education (O levels) or at least 2 excellent principal passes at the “A” levels. Highly selective schools and applications for scholarships require excellent “O” and “A” level scores. Various aptitude tests are required, 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.

Links about Financial Assistance

General Sites

Guides to Study in the U.S.

Admission Testing

Educational Advising Schedule
Mondays (individual advising sessions) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays (individual advising sessions) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The EducationUSA Advising Centre is closed Wednesdays
Thursday (individual sessions) 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fridays – individual sessions/workshops 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Group Sessions for undergraduate students are held
every last Tuesday of the month at the American Center on Embassy Plaza 9:00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.
Group sessions for graduate students are held every last
Thursday of the month at the American Center on Embassy Plaza 2.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
All other individual counseling sessions are available by appointment.

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If you are looking for study material for the SAT, GRE, TOEFL, ACT or GMAT, visit the American Center. The American Center is located on Embassy Plaza- 5th floor opposite Jack and Jill school Ggaba Road.