Educational Advising Center
This center belongs to the EducationUSA network of educational advising centers affiliated with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. EducationUSA advisers provide accurate, comprehensive, current, and unbiased 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 http://www.educationusa.state.gov/.
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
The Education Advisor provides individual guidance to prospective students in planning their education and career. The Advisor also assists students on selection of schools and application procedures. Contact the Educational Advisor 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.
Highly selective school and applications for scholarships require excellent "O" and "A" level scores. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are required, as are letters of recommendation and personal statements.
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
- Schools which offer aid (including grants, loans, and jobs) to the largest numbers of international students.
- NAFSA Association of International Educators.
Guides to Study in the U.S.
- Education USA
- A Compilation of College & University Homepages
- Ranking of Universities & Colleges (U.S. News & World Report)
The Institute of Intternational Education lists those universities with the highest enrollment of international students. According to the Locator Report, there were 15 Djiboutian students in the United States in 2005/2006.
Educational Advising Schedule
Monday: 7:30am - 12:00 p.m.
For Questions or concerns please contact us at:
The Educational Advisor
P. O. Box. 185 - Djibouti
Tel: +253.21.45.30.00 at extension 3064