Studying in the USA
Educational Advisors Assist South African Students to Study in the USA
"We are home to the world's best colleges and universities, where more students come to study than any other place on Earth. What's more, we are the first nation to be founded for the sake of an idea – the idea that each of us deserves the chance to shape our own destiny. That is why centuries of pioneers and immigrants have risked everything to come here. It's why our students don't just memorize equations, but answer questions like "What do you think of that idea? What would you change about the world? What do you want to be when you grow up?" - President Obama, State of the Union Address, January 2011
The doors of U.S. educational institutions are open to all qualified students from around the world. The United States is proud of an educational system that attracts students and scholars from across the globe.
Education Advisers in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg provide guidance for study in the United States of America. They offer accurate, unbiased information about all accredited U.S. higher Education institutions through orientation sessions and individual counseling, and maintain collections of useful publications for use by advisees.
Online Information to Get You Started
- EducationUSA, your only official, U.S. government source on higher education opportunities
- Finding your perfect college fit (Petersons)
- Find the right college for you (College Board)
- Directory of colleges (Yahoo)
- List of additional useful Internet sites
Contact Information & Hours of Operation
|Advising Center Hours||
For public to browse resources; Mon: 14:00 - 17:00, Tue to Thu: 09:00 - 13:00 and 13:45 - 17:00 (closed 13:00 - 13:45), Fri: 09:00 - 12:45
See consulation box regarding meetings with the student adviser.
You may refer to our “frequently asked questions” section for information. If your question is not found there, send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to respond within 2 business days.
|Consultations||Consultation upon appointment. Attendance of the General Orientation session is a requirement for one-on-one consultation.|
|Telephone no.||011 290-3108 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Mon to Fri only)
|Fax no.||Fax no. 011 884-0534|
|Street address||U.S. Consulate IRC, 1 Sandton Drive, Sandhurst|
|Postal address||PO Box 787197, Sandton 2146|
|Advisor||Alice A.K. King|
Available by appointment only. Attendance at a General Orientation session is a requirement for one-on-one consultation.
|Advising center hours||Advising center open by appointment only. Walk-ins at the U.S. Consulate cannot be accommodated. Education advising materials available to the public at the U.S. Consulate's American Corner -- USinfo@Central -- located at the Cape Town Central Library.|
|Tel no.||(021) 702-7362|
|Street address||2 Reddam Ave, Westlake, 7945|
|Postal address||PostNet Suite 50, Private Bag x26, Tokai, 7966|
|Consultations||Sessions on Undergraduate (Bachelor degree) Study in the U.S. are held on the last Friday of each month at 2:30 pm.
Sessions on Graduate (Master’s and PhD) Study are the first Friday of each month at 2:30pm.
Please RSVP your attendance
|Advising Center Hours||Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 11:00 am - 5:00pm|
|Telephone no.||(031) 305-7600 x3135|
|Fax no.||(031) 305-7693|
|Street address||Old Mutual Building, 30th Floor, 303 Dr. Pixley KaSeme Street, Durban|
The following Satellite Centers are open to the public where a reference collection on US University study is available. The EducationUSA Advisors do not currently maintain office hours at these sites, but do sometimes hold events at these locations.
|Soweto||Rosa Parks Library|
|Telephone no.||011 982 5580|
|Fax no.||011 982 5844|
|Street address:||Ipelengeng Community Centre, 1283 Phera & Dlamini Sts, White City, Jabavu|
|Cape Town||USInfo@Central (American Corner)|
|Telephone no.||021 467 1567 Email: email@example.com
||Cape Town Central Library, Corner of Darling and Parade Streets|
|Telephone no.||033 392 2634|
|Street address||Bessie Head Library, 260 Church Street|
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 strive to 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.
Assisting qualified students of limited financial means with the costs of applying and getting to US universities
Find out more about studying in the USA by attending an information session.
RSVP: Call/email to reserve your place for these sessions!
DURBANGeneral Information Sessions
Undergraduate (Bachelor’s Degree): Last Friday of each month
Graduate (Master’s or PhD): First Friday of each month
Where & When:
Old Mutual Building
303 Dr. Pixley KaSeme Street
RSVP: Susan Knowles
or tel: 031 305-7600
General Information Sessions
Undergraduate (Bachelor’s Degree): First Wednesday of each month
Graduate (Master’s or PhD): Last Wednesday of each month
Where & When
U.S. Consulate General
1 Sandton Drive (corner Rivonia Street), Sandton
Kindly note that parking is available at the mall across the street. Also, please note that NO electronic devices will be allowed into the building.
Please RSVP by C.O.B. at least two days prior to the session
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 011 290-3108
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