EducationUSA Student Advising
Student Advising Services are an integral part of the US-SLFC. We offer personalized services to students seeking educational opportunities in the U.S. We do not favor or promote any particular college or university nor do we endorse services provided by any organization in the areas of test preparation, admissions, placement, language training, or visa procurement. We believe that individuals should find the unique match for them and are dedicated to helping them find that match.
Fulbright Sri Lanka’s EducationUSA receives support from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. See the EducationUSA website for more general information on this program.
All our services listed below are provided free of charge.
EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program
If you are a bright and highly motivated student with a dream of studying in America, we want to give you money to make that possible. US-SLFC’s Opportunity Funds Program incentivizes Sri Lankans to apply to U.S. institutions of higher education by helping you with the upfront costs. These reimbursable upfront costs can include: admission application fees, standardized test preparation, test registration, score reporting fees, airfare to the U.S., and other items. However, our Opportunity Funds Program does not cover cost of tuition, rooming, food, or other costs once you are admitted.
Applications for our Opportunity Funds Program are accepted anytime of the year from students applying for Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. degree. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as indicated on the application. Please see Opportunity Funds Program application for more information.
Study in the U.S. Sessions
These sessions are conducted in order to provide prospective students with general information on admission requirements, how to select the best university for you, the application process (including keys to writing a good essay and requesting effective letters of recommendation), information on standardized tests (SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT/TOEFL), and scholarship opportunities. Before students take off for America, we have pre-departure orientation sessions. We also have occasional sessions on how to obtain a student visa to the USA, which is held in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section. Sessions cover undergraduate and post-graduate education. Prior registration is required for these free group sessions. Please check back regularly for a schedule of Study in the U.S. Sessions.
Individual Advising Services
Our EducationUSA Student Adviser is available by appointment to assist students who need specific information or particular help on any part of the application process. Please connect with Sabitha George or directly to this calendar to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment.
Reference Library and Computer Corner
Please come visit our Reference Library and Computer Corner located at our offices (23 Gower Street, Colombo 5). US-SLFC’s library has an extensive collection of university guides, catalogues, test preparation material, and reference books. The library can be accessed free-of-charge Monday to Thursday between 10:00am and 4:00pm, and Friday between 10:00am and 2:00pm.
Authentication of Educational Documents
The US-SLFC authenticates academic transcripts, degrees, and other documents from accredited American universities. Please contact our office for this service.There may be a 500 LKR fee for some documents.