Resources

General information for study in the USA

  • American Colleges and Universities– University profiles, articles on university life, college search.
  • CollegeBoard– College search, online applications, scholarship search, information on the application process, SAT registration.
  • College Confidential – College search, financial aid and scholarship search, virtual campus tours.
  • CollegeNET – College search, information on financial aid, scholarship search, online applications.
  • CollegeSource – Profiles of colleges and universities, links to institution websites, complete college and university catalogs online for registered users.
  • Council for Higher Education Accredication (CHEA) – Provides official information on accredited programs and institutions. CHEA is an association of degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.
  • EducationConnect – College search, information for international students, links to college newspapers, chat and discussion groups.
  • EduPass – Information on college admissions, financing college, scholarship search, English as a second language, passports and visas, travelling to the USA, cultural differences, living in the USA.
  • Embark.com – College search, graduate school search, test preparation, online applications, information on financial aid.
  • InternationalStudent.com – Information on the studying and living in the United States.
  • Peterson’s Education Center – Undergraduate and graduate program search, financial aid, online applications, test preparation; graduate program search; financing education; English language programs; summer programs.
  • The Princeton Review – The Princeton Review has long been a leader in helping college and graduate school–bound students achieve their higher-education goals through our test-preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, as well as through online courses and resources and print and digital books. They deliver their programs via a network of more than 5,000 teachers and tutors in the U.S., Canada and international franchises. The Princeton Review also partners with schools and guidance counselors worldwide to help provide students with college-readiness, test-preparation and career-planning services.
  • Study in the USA – Information for international students on a select number of schools.

Information for standardized tests for international students

  • Educational Testing Service (ETS) – ETS provides innovative and meaningful measurement solutions that improve teaching and learning, expand educational opportunities, and inform policy.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – TOEFL is the most widely respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 9,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 9,000 organizations worldwide. IELTS is recognized as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) – The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are designed to assess your academic readiness for college; keeps pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.
  • American College Testing (ACT) – College readiness assessment is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United Stated.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) – The Graduate Record Exam is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States which measures the readiness of an international student for graduate studies in the US.
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) – A computer-adaptive test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in English for use in admission to a graduate management program.
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) – The USMLE assess a physician’s ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles, and to demonstrate fundamental patient-centered skills that are important in health and disease, and that constitute the basis of safe and effective patient care.
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT) – The Law School Admission Test is a standardized test for prospective law school candidates designed to assess reading comprehension, logical, and verbal reasoning proficiencies.

Information for financial aid

  • American Association of University Women – Graduate Fellowships for international female students
  • Council of Graduate Schools – The section on Resources for Students includes information on financing a graduate education, fellowships and financial aid for graduate students.
  • Edukasyon.PH – Edukasyon.ph is a website of scholarships and courses for Filipino students; utilizing the latest in Internet-based technology to provide a comprehensive source of useful, relevant, and up-to-date information on scholarships for degree and certificate programs, as well as for technical/vocational training.
  • FastWeb – Scholarship search, information on universities, links to university webpages, information on financial aid and college admissions.
  • FinAid – Information on scholarships, grants for graduate school, scholarship search. This site is sponsored by NASFAA, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. It provides a free, comprehensive, independent and objective guide to student financial aid.
  • Foundation Center – A searchable database of foundations for fee-paying registered users; primarily of graduate or postdoctoral study interests.
  • Funding for U.S. Study – An extensive database of scholarships, fellowships and grants organized and maintained by the Institute of International Education (IIE); includes all types of funding programs for all levels of post-secondary study across a range of academic areas.
  • International Education Financial Aid – Financial aid information for international students; listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs; scholarship search.
  • Peterson’s Education Center – Offers institution and financial aid searches for US citizens and international students.

Information for USG alumni

  • International Exchange Alumni – International exchange alumni website where past and present US government-sponsored exchange program participants find tools to advance their communities and our world.
  • Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) – The State Department created the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) in 2011 to support alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges. The competition provides small grants to teams of past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to carry out public service projects that utilize skills and knowledge they have gained through their exchange experiences. To participate, alumni must be members of the International Exchange Alumni (IEA) global online community and form teams of at least five IEA community members. Proposed projects must embody one of the AEIF themes. In 2014, 66 grants of up $25,000 were awarded to alumni teams to support their public service projects.
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