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.

U.S. Embassy EducationUSA Scholars Program 

U.S. Embassy Kampala seeks to identify 30 academically talented Ugandan students to join the 2021 EducationUSA Scholars Program. The EducationUSA Scholars Program facilitates access to U.S. higher education.  Please note THIS IS NOT A SCHOLARSHIP

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 virtual group session held every last Tuesday of the month from 2.30 pm to 4.00pm.
Prospective graduate students are encouraged to attend a virtual group session every last Thursday of the month from 2.30pm to 4.00pm.
These sessions are free of charge and provide general information about U.S. study. The advising sessions focus on the Five Steps to U.S. Study to help students navigate the admissions process

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 virtual advising sessions) 9:00 am.– 12:00pm / 2:00p.m.- 4:00 pm.
Tuesdays (individual virtual advising sessions) 9:00 am. – 12:00 pm.
Wednesdays (individual virtual advising session 9:00am – 12.00pm /2.00pm. – 4.00pm.
Thursdays (individual virtual sessions) 9:00 am. – 12:00pm
Fridays 8:00 am. – 10:00 am.
Virtual group Sessions for undergraduate students are held every last Tuesday of the month 2:30 pm. – 4.00 pm.
Virtual group sessions for graduate students are held every last Thursday of the month 2.30 pm. – 4.00 pm.

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To sign up for a group advising session, please send an email to