EducationUSA at the United States-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy Colombo, will host a U.S. university fair with representatives of thirteen U.S. colleges and universities on Tuesday, September 5, from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The first in-person U.S.-sponsored higher education fair in Sri Lanka since 2019 will take place at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Lotus Hall. The EducationUSA Fair is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required. The Fair registration link is:

“Many Sri Lankan youth are at the beginning of a journey that can open doors to a world of possibilities, and our U.S. State Department supported EducationUSA Fair is here to help you along the way. U.S. universities are recognized worldwide for the quality of their programs, their faculty, and their facilities. The diversity of the American higher-education system is unparalleled. With over 4,000 nationally and regionally accredited universities in the United States, you can choose the type of academic institution that is right for you, from small liberal arts colleges to community colleges to large research universities,” said U.S. Ambassador Julie Chung. “I also encourage you to stay connected through our free EducationUSA Advising Center based in Colombo. Whether you are researching your options at our American Center, walking through the application process with an EducationUSA advisor, or enjoying the world-class instruction and facilities you will find on a U.S. campus, the United States is honored to support you on your road to success.”

This year’s EducationUSA
Fair will provide an opportunity for students, parents, and school administrators to interact with admissions officers from participating U.S. colleges and universities to learn about academic programs, admission procedures, and scholarship and financial aid options. An EducationUSA advisor will also offer information on the programs and services that will help you with your application process to U.S. colleges and universities and Fulbright Commission staff will share information about Fulbright scholarships available for Sri Lankan citizens. U.S. Embassy consular officers will be on hand with information about student visas. 

A pre-fair information session on “Applying for Graduate Studies in the U.S.” will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., BMICH, Lavender Hall.

The following schools will be represented at the Fair: Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia; Washington State University, Pullman, Washington; University of Michigan, Flint, Michigan; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah; Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois; State University of New York at Albany, New York; State University of New York College at Oswego, New York; Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, California; Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia; Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts; Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa; Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana; and Cascadia College, Bothell, Washington.

EducationUSA is the official U.S. government resource on higher education in the United States, providing free counseling services to potential students in more than 175 countries, as well as offering resources and support at each stage of the application process to over 4,000 accredited American institutions of higher education. The EducationUSA advisor guides anyone who is interested in learning about entering U.S. universities, to set appropriate priorities and plan their way. For more information about EducationUSA,

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