Educational Exchange

The EducationUSA Adviser provides a comprehensive array of resources and services to Eritreans who wish to study in the United States. No fee is charged for these services. The EducationUSA Adviser can assist prospective students for undergraduate, graduate, professional, doctoral, secondary and specialized English language study.

The Center can assist students in assessing their qualifications for admission and for scholarships but neither the Center nor the Embassy have any influence on admission decisions.

Brand Name: EducationUSA Advising Center – Eritrea
Address: U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section
179 Ala street
P.O. Box 5843 or 211
Asmara, Eritrea.

Hours and Contact Information

Wenghelawit Asrat
Cultural Affairs Assistant and EducationUSA Adviser
American Center, Geza Banda
Asmara, Eritrea
Tel:  (+291)1-12-06-37/12-07-38
Fax: (+291)1-12-06-85

Individual Advising:

Every Wednesday and Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Group Advising:

The second and fourth Friday of every month: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The American Center is closed on all American and Eritrean holidays.

Services we provide:

  1. Professional advice about the American system of education and the admission process.
  2. Group sessions with an introduction to the structure of American higher education and information on the application process. All applicants must attend a group session before making individual appointments with the EducationUSA Adviser.
  3. Information on undergraduate, graduate, short-term/non-degree opportunities available in the United States.
  4. Information on scholarships, fellowships and grants.
  5. Reference materials and information booklets on standardized tests (TOEFL, SATGRE, GMAT).

We do not:

  1. Order college applications or catalogs for individual use.
  2. Provide college reference or recommendation letters.
  3. Provide scholarships or any other type of funding.
  4. Provide information unrelated to study in the United States.

The EducationUSA Advising Center does not offer scholarships, nor do we guarantee anyone admission to a university or college nor can we guarantee that anyone will qualify for a visa.

More information about studying in the United States can be found here:

Other resources/Links:

  • USNEI Information about all levels of education in the U.S.
  • EduPASS An overview of U.S. undergraduate and education and offers advice for foreign students.
  • Global Education Locator Offers connections to the nation’s colleges, universities, public schools and school districts, public libraries, and private schools.
  • Web pages of American Universities American Universities granting bachelor or advanced degrees.