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There are many determined and talented Mozambican students interested in pursuing higher education in the United States; however, many do not know how to access these opportunities. The EducationUSA Program, implemented by the Public Diplomacy Section of the United States Embassy in Maputo, provides students up-to-date, accurate, and unbiased information on higher education in the U.S.  EducationUSA Mozambique is a part of the EducationUSA network of advising centers affiliated with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 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.

The EducationUSA Advising Center in Maputo is located in the American Center at U.S. Embassy Maputo. The Advising Center provides resources for students interested in studying in the United States, as well as individual and group advising sessions. Comprehensive guides on U.S. colleges and universities, scholarship opportunities, test preparation, application writing, and other topics are available at the American Center. Free internet and computer workstations for searches on U. S. study are also available.

 

Additional resources such English Language activities, Meet America and information on studying in the U.S. are also available at our American Corner at the Biblioteca Nacional de Moçambique in Maputo. Find more details on our services below.

EducationUSA Mozambique

American Center at U.S. Embassy Maputo

5467 Av. Marginal, Maputo

CTimane@educationusa.orgMaputoEdAdvising@state.gov

The EducationUSA Program does not offer scholarships and does not guarantee anyone admission to or financial aid/scholarships at any university or college.  For general information on studying in the United States, visit www.EducationUSA.info

 

EducationUSA Services

General services and resources include:

  • Handouts on numerous topics related to study in the U.S.
  • Reference Guides on university selection, application-writing, financial aid, and other topics. Available for in-library use.
  • Preparation materials for standardized tests (TOEFL, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT). Available for in-library use.
  • Computer workstations for Internet searches on U. S. study.
  • Scheduled advising office hours using the following link: https://calendly.com/educationusamozambique/one-on-one-with-educationusa-adviser
  • Presentations on various topics related to U.S. university admissions and financial aid.
  • Presentations at local schools and universities. Interested secondary school and university administrators may contact us at MaputoEdAdvising@state.gov for more information.

 

The EducationUSA Program does not offer scholarships and does not guarantee anyone admission to or financial aid/scholarships at any university or college.

 

Workshops

The advising center organizes workshops on the different stages of the application process, including selecting the right school, financial aid, crafting winning essays, and standardized tests. Register here to be notified of our next workshop: https://forms.gle/zKzJrmhah7Dx32h99

Individual Virtual Advising

Individual virtual advising allows students who have already attended the General Information Session to ask follow-up questions about studying in the United States. To schedule an appointment, use the following link.

Individuals may also send questions by e-mail at  MaputoEdAdvising@state.gov. Advisers will typically respond within 3-5 days.

General Information Services

Find out more about studying in the U.S by attending our monthly virtual general information sessions. To attend, please register here.

Individual Virtual Advising

Individual virtual advising allows students who have already attended the General Information Session to ask follow-up questions about studying in the United States. To schedule an appointment, use the following link.

Individuals may also send questions by e-mail at ctimane@educationusa.orgMaputoEdAdvising@state.gov. Advisers will typically respond within 3-5 days.

Admissions Requirements

Colleges and universities in the United States vary considerably in their admissions standards and requirements. General requirements for undergraduate and graduate admission include:

  • Educational credentials: including certified copies of transcripts (Declaração de Notas) for each year of secondary school or university completed, as well as diplomas and Certificados de Habilitações
  • Standardized test scores: may be required to assess your academic ability and English proficiency level.
  • Recommendation letters: from academic and/or professional references familiar with your work.
  • Essays/personal statements: describing your interests, long-term goals, and strengths.
  • Evidence of extra-curricular activities: to evaluate your leadership experience, interests, and discipline. U.S. colleges and universities are interested in each student as a whole person, inside and outside of the classroom.

 

Undergraduate Study

“Undergraduate” refers to first-level university degrees (Bachelor’s or Associate’s). Colleges and universities in the United States vary considerably in their admissions standards and requirements for undergraduate applicants. To be eligible for admission at a U.S. institution, students must either be currently enrolled in their final year of secondary school or have graduated within a year of their intended university enrollment date, with a strong academic record.

University students who have completed more than one semester of university in Mozambique and wish to complete their studies in the U.S. are considered transfer students. Transfer students may receive U.S. university credit for coursework already completed.

Most colleges and universities in the United States require standardized testing for undergraduate admissions.  Admissions requirements vary, so be sure to confirm which test(s) you need with the institutions that interest you.

ACT: a curriculum-based multiple-choice assessment that tests reading, English, mathematics, and science, with an optional essay section.  The ACT is widely accepted at accredited two and four-year colleges and universities in the United States, and hundreds of institutions around the world.

SAT: a test that measures critical reading, writing, and mathematical abilities.  The SAT Subject Tests measure knowledge in specific subject areas. The SAT is widely accepted at accredited two and four-year colleges and universities in the United States, and hundreds of institutions around the world.

 

Graduate Study

“Graduate” refers to Master’s or PhD degrees. Graduate applicants must possess a Bachelor’s (Licenciatura) or Master’s Degree from a recognized university. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) are requirements for admission to most graduate programs. Letters of recommendation and statements of purpose and/or research interests are also required. For some professional programs, applicants are strongly encouraged to have some work experience in the field.

English Proficiency

English proficiency is necessary for study in the United States. Institutions require international students whose native language is not English to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) , International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Duolingo in order to prove that their academic, spoken, and written English is proficient to succeed at the university level in America. Individuals who attended English-speaking secondary schools or universities may be exempted from this requirement.

The TOEFL test is offered at the American Center on a monthly basis – to see available dates and schedule a test, please visit the ETS website www.ets.org/toefl, select the test you wish to take, the location and test center-American Embassy and you should see the available dates for the tests.

Once you schedule a test, please reach out to the American Center at MaputoAmericanCenter@state.gov to learn about the requirements to enter the building. Should you fail to do so you might be denied admission to the building.

We recommend that test takers contact the American Center at least one week prior to their scheduled test date.  Please note that the American Center cannot address issues with scheduling, payment, and accommodations.  These should be addressed with ETS by following the link: https://www.ets.org/contact/testing-programs/toefl/test-takers.html .

Please note that personal electronic devices are not permitted in the American Cen

EducationUSA Scholars Program-Undergraduate

EducationUSA Scholars Program

The EducationUSA Scholars Program assists determined students in navigating the complex U.S. university admission process, with the goal of gaining admission and financial aid from universities in the United States and producing highly skilled youth prepared to contribute to Mozambique. Through intensive, regularly scheduled training sessions, Scholars will work with EducationUSA Advisers over a full program cycle (up to 10 months) to try to secure admission and scholarships to begin study in the United States in the next academic year.

EducationUSA Scholars receive access to all available educational advising resources as well as extensive advising services including:

  • Small group advising on specific topics related to undergraduate study in the U.S.
  • In-depth individual advising by appointment.
  • Specialized workshops and seminars on essay-writing and test preparation.
  • A lending library of test preparation materials.
  • Financial assistance for application costs (for a limited number of highly qualified students only.)

Membership is open to students currently enrolled in grade 12 (or equivalent) or will begin grade 12 by September of the current year, or recent graduates (within one year) not yet enrolled in university with average scores of 16 points or more. This program is open to Mozambicans from all over the country; Many activities will take place in person at the American Center.

5 Steps to Study in the USA

Explaining the incredibly diverse U.S. higher education landscape and decentralized admission process for thousands of U.S. institutions is a monumental task. EducationUSA has simplified the path a prospective international student takes to in order to reach their goal of studying in the United States with “Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study“:

  1. Research Your Options

The first step to studying in the United States is researching your options to find a college or university that best fits your needs. You shouldn’t try to match yourself to the school, but rather find the school that matches you, your priorities, and long-term goals.

  1. Finance Your Studies

Invest in yourself! The cost of living and studying varies across the United States. With the right amount of planning and research, pursuing a U.S. higher education can be made affordable with high returns on your investment. Start your financial planning as early as possible.

  1. Complete Your Application

Applying for U.S. study is a task that takes time and concentration as each application is different and involves collecting recommendations, writing essays, and sending results of required standard examinations. Plan to give this step the time it deserves for a successful result. Make sure you are aware of the different university requirements, standardized tests and deadlines.

  1. Apply for Your Student Visa

Information about visas and travel can be found on the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website  and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Study in the States. More information about non-immigrant visas for Mozambicans can be found on the U.S. Consular Mozambique webpage.

  1. Prepare for Your Departure

This final step includes making your travel arrangements, gathering pre-departure materials and collecting documents for arrival. EducationUSA advising centers organize pre-departure orientations for students getting ready to depart for the United States. Topics discussed include cultural differences, motivation, changes from your home environment, academic systems and expectations, housing, and coping in a new cultural setting. Contact us to register for a pre-departure orientation.

Whether you plan to pursue a short-term or full degree program in the United States, EducationUSA has the resources you need in ‘Your Five Steps to U.S. Study’. On the primary EducationUSA website, you will also find a wealth of information designed for international students.

Resources

General Information

Accreditation

University & College Directories and Guides

Standardized Tests

Test Preparation Material

Distance Education

Athletics

Cost of Study, Financial Aid & Support

Visas for Study in the USA