Fulbright New Zealand recommends contacting EducationUSA for accurate, comprehensive and current information on educational opportunities in the United States.
EducationUSA is a global network of more than 400 advising centres supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State.
EducationUSA advising centres actively promote US higher education around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive and current information about educational institutions in the United States and guidance to qualified individuals on how best to access those opportunities.
Centres are staffed by professional advisers, many of whom have first-hand experience having studied in the United States themselves and/or have received State Department-approved training about US higher education and the advising process.
There are two EducationUSA advising centres in New Zealand, at the Consulate General of the United States of America in Auckland and Fulbright New Zealand in Wellington. Please contact the centre designated to your area for advice about studying in the US:
Consulate General of the United States of America
(for nationwide enquiries)
[email protected] / (09) 303 2724
Fulbright New Zealand
(for enquiries in the Wellington region)
[email protected] / (04) 494 1500
If you are thinking of studying in the United States and are based in Wellington (or just visiting), please contact EducationUSA.
Fulbright New Zealand’s library has the country’s largest collection of books concerning the US higher education system.
Located in the Fulbright New Zealand office, the Education Services Library boasts a comprehensive collection of resources for students considering higher education in the US. The library has books for any level of study as well as internet and test preparation materials.
Our library is free and open to the public during office hours (Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00pm). However, it is necessary to make an appointment before using the library.
Books and materials are free to read in the office, but photocopying charges may apply.
In addition to the comprehensive information on our website and the EducationUSA website, the following guides and information packs are available for you to download. If you are in need of further information about higher education in the US, please see the following:
Study In The US
EducationUSA Study in the US brochure:
EducationUSA High School FAQs information sheet:
EducationUSA Undergraduate Study booklet from the If You Want to Study in the United States series:
How to choose and apply to US bachelor’s and associate degree programmes, plus information on technical and vocational educational opportunities in the United States.
EducationUSA Graduate and Professional Study and Research booklet from the If You Want to Study in the United States series:
How to research and apply to US master’s, doctoral degree and postdoctoral programmes, plus information on certification and licensing procedures for professionals who wish to further their education or practice in the United States.
EducationUSA Short-Term Study, English Language Programs, Distance Education and Accreditation booklet from the If You Want to Study in the United States series:
Information on opportunities to study in the United States for up to one year, plus an overview of studying toward a degree, diploma or certificate from outside the United States through distance education programs. The booklet also includes detailed information on accreditation of US higher education institutions.
Fulbright New Zealand Athletic Scholarships for Undergraduate Study in the US booklet:
Fulbright New Zealand Funding for Graduate Study in the United States booklet:
EducationUSA Getting Ready to Go: Practical Information for Living and Studying in the United States booklet from the If You Want to Study in the United States series:
Help with planning your move to the United States after you have been accepted to a US university or college. This booklet provides advice on applying for a visa, moving to the United States, and what to expect when you arrive on campus.
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