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Educational Advising Office
Education USA

Education USA

VC Education USA

VC Education USA

The Educational Advising Office offers a full range of educational advising resources to students interested in studying in the United States; and provides accurate, unbiased information about all accredited U.S. higher education institutions. Information on U.S educational institutions is available, and advising sessions - both group and individual -can be scheduled by an appointment with the Educational Advisor.

Hours of Operation:

Sunday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 4:45 pm

Note: United States Embassy is closed on American and Libyan holidays.

Please contact us at:

Phone: (218) 21-362-1005
Fax:    (218) 21-362-1005/6

For an online guide to studying in the U.S. and U.S. higher education, please visit: EducationUSA.

The Virtual Consulting Office is a network of EducationUSA advisers that provides professional e-consulting services in different languages on study in the United States.

Did you study in the U.S.?

The Education Advising Office maintains an alumni database of Libyan graduates from U.S. colleges and universities.

If you would like to be added, please send us the following contact details by e-mail.    Click Here



U.S. college/university where you earned your degree:

Year of Graduation:

Degree earned:




The U.S. Educational System 

The United States does not have a national school system. Nor, with the exception of the military academies, are there schools run by the federal government. But the government provides guidance and funding for federal educational programs in which both public and private schools take part, and the U.S. Department of Education oversees these programs.

In the United States, a college is an institution of higher learning that offers courses in related subjects. A liberal arts college, for example, offers courses in literature, languages, history, philosophy, and the sciences, while a business college offers courses in accounting, investment, and marketing. Many colleges are independent and award bachelor's degrees to those completing a program of instruction that typically takes four years. But colleges can also be components of universities. A large university typically comprises several colleges, graduate programs in various fields, one or more professional schools (for example, a law school or a medical school), and one or more research facilities. (Americans often use the word "college" as shorthand for either a college or a university.)

Every state has its own university, and some states operate large networks of colleges and universities. Some cities also have their own public universities. In many areas, junior or community colleges provide a bridge between secondary school and four-year colleges for some students. In junior colleges, students can generally complete their first two years of college courses at low cost and remain close to home. Unlike public elementary and secondary schools, public colleges and universities usually charge tuition.

E - Journals
  • College & University Education in the United States 
    American Teenagers
  • See You In The USA 

If You Want to Study in the U.S.

  • Booklet 1: Undergraduate Study.  English  Arabic
  • Booklet 2: Graduate and Professional Study and Research. English Arabic
  • Booklet 3: Short-Term Study, English Language Programs, Distance Education and Accreditation.  English Arabic
  • Booklet 4: Getting Ready to Go: Practical Information for Living and Studying in the United States.  English

TOEFL and GRE Testing Centers in Libya

TOEFL PBT (Paper Based Test)


Academy of Graduate Studies



Academy of Graduate Studies

Phone: 61-223-1768

Garyounis Language Center

Phone: 61-909-0331

GRE PBT (Paper Based Test)



Academy of Graduate Studies


Standardized Testing Websites

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests (SAT)
  • Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
  • General Management Admission Council (GMAT)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
  • Dental Admission Testing Program (DAT)
  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
  • United States Licensure for International Dentists (ADA)
  • Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission (FPGEC)
  • Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • General Educational Development (GED)


  • Explanation of Accreditation in the USA (
  • US Department of Education Accredited Colleges/Universities/Career/Trade Schools Database (
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Database
    Institutions & Programs Accredited by Recognized US Accrediting Organizations

College/University Research

Search a variety of online databases to find colleges and universities that match your interests. Visit their home pages to get more detailed information.
Please note that not all colleges and universities found in online databases are accredited by one of the regional or national accrediting organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. To verify if a school is accredited by a recognized accrediting body, go to the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) databases listed above under Accreditation.


English Language Programs

Financial Aid and Scholarships