EducationUSA Advising Center

This center belongs to the EducationUSA network of hundreds of advising centers affiliated with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. EducationUSA Advisers provide accurate, comprehensive,and current information on educational opportunities in the United States. We do not endorse or rank any college or university, nor do we endorse services provided by any company or organization in areas of test preparation, admissions, placement, language training, or visa procurement.

For more information about EducationUSA and study opportunities in the United States, please visit

Service and Resources Available

  • Information on over 3,500 accredited institutions of higher education in the U.S
  • TOEFL, SAT, and GRE test administration available at the Embassy.  At our Information Resource Center you can find practice exams.
  • Guides to Funding Sources for U.S. study
  • Guides to Essay Writing

Individual Counseling

The EducationUSA Adviser provides individual guidance to prospective students in planning their education and career. The EducationUSA Adviser also assists students on their selection of schools and application procedures. Contact the EducationUSA Adviser to make an appointment. Prospective students should come with photocopies of their academic certificates and a statement of purpose or a paragraph stating your career objectives.

Undergraduate Study

Highly selective school and applications for scholarships require excellent “O” and “A” level scores. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American college Testint (ACT) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 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$65,000 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

Guides to Study in the U.S.

Admission Testing


The Institute of International Education lists those universities with the highest enrollment of international students. According to the Locator Report, there were 13 Djiboutian students in the United States in 2012/2013.

EducationUSA Advising Schedule

Monday: 7:30am – 12:00 p.m.

For Questions or concerns please contact us at:

The EducationUSA Adviser
American Embassy
P. O. Box. 185 – Djibouti
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