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Contents
University Handbook.............................................................................................. 1
Amherst College..................................................................................................... 4
Barnard College...................................................................................................... 6
Bates College......................................................................................................... 8
Berea College....................................................................................................... 11
Bowdoin............................................................................................................... 13
Brandeis University.............................................................................................. 16
Bucknell University............................................................................................... 18
Carleton College................................................................................................... 20
Claremont McKenna College................................................................................. 22
Colby College....................................................................................................... 24
Connecticut College............................................................................................. 26
Cornell University................................................................................................. 28
Dartmouth College............................................................................................... 31
Duke University.................................................................................................... 33
Earlham College................................................................................................... 35
Franklin and Marshall College............................................................................... 37
Georgetown University......................................................................................... 39
Gettysburg College............................................................................................... 41
Grinnell College.................................................................................................... 43
Harvard................................................................................................................ 45
Kenyon College..................................................................................................... 47
Lafayette College................................................................................................. 49
Lehigh University.................................................................................................. 51
London School of Economics and Political Sciences.............................................53
Macalester College............................................................................................... 55
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.................................................................57
Middlebury........................................................................................................... 60
Mount Holyoke..................................................................................................... 62
New York University Abu Dhabi............................................................................ 64
Northwestern University....................................................................................... 66
Oberlin College..................................................................................................... 68
Princeton University............................................................................................. 70
University of Reading........................................................................................... 72

Reed College........................................................................................................ 74
Sarah Lawrence College....................................................................................... 76
Skidmore College................................................................................................. 78
Smith College....................................................................................................... 81
Stanford University............................................................................................... 83
Swarthmore College............................................................................................. 85
Trinity College....................................................................................................... 88
University of Chicago........................................................................................... 91
University of Pennsylvania................................................................................... 93
University of Westminster.................................................................................... 95
Vanderbilt University............................................................................................ 97
Vassar College...................................................................................................... 99
Wellesley College............................................................................................... 102
Whitman College................................................................................................ 104
Williams College................................................................................................. 106
Yale University.................................................................................................... 108
MasterCard Scholarships.................................................................................... 110
American University of Beirut.............................................................................111
Asheshi University, Ghana..................................................................................113
Arizona State University..................................................................................... 116
Duke University.................................................................................................. 119
Earth University.................................................................................................. 120
KNUST, Ghana.................................................................................................... 122
Makerere University, Uganda.............................................................................123
McGill University, Canada................................................................................... 124
Michigan State University...................................................................................126
Stanford University............................................................................................. 128
University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada....................................................129
University of Toronto, Canada............................................................................ 130
Wellesley College............................................................................................... 131
University of Cape Town..................................................................................... 132
Other MasterCard Universities with affiliations to other organisations...............133
Africa University................................................................................................. 134
Agnes Scott College........................................................................................... 136
Quest University................................................................................................. 138

Amherst College
Contact name: Tom Parker
Position: Dean of Admissions (Soon to be retired though)
Email: thparker@amherst.edu

Secondary Contact name: Nancy Ratner


Position: Associate Dean of Admission
Email: nkratner@amherst.edu

About the university


Consistently ranked within the top 5 in Liberal arts, Amherst is need blind in
selection meaning that the shown need for aid does not factor in on the
admissions process. Several places have been offered to Pestalozzi students in
the past and several have been waitlisted as well.
Location
Western Massachusetts, Amherst
Specialism(s)
Liberal arts and sciences
Extra-curricular strengths
Swimming, Basketball, Tennis and so on
International diversity
Very diverse community.
Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Tracy (09), Kondwelani (12) were offered places, Success (13) waitlisted
Sammy (12) offered place 2013

Application process
Common app/paper/own system
Specific requests for information and deadlines
If CSS fee waiver code is required, apply by the 1st of January (usually)
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
There are several different topics for choosing from in the Supplementary essays.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Scholarships are highly competitive but once obtained is fully funded by the
college, even the transport tickets. The admissions is need blind (shown need
does not factor in on the selection process). To apply for financial aid check in
the box in the Common app. The CSS profile needs to be filled in although ISAFF
is also a possibility. A fee waiver for the CSS submission is also possible if the
college is emailed for the code before submission.

SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements


Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

SAT Critical Reading: 660 / 760


SAT Math: 660 / 770
SAT Writing: 670 / 770

Need to be academically strong to be considered.

Interview process (No interviews offered by the college)


Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other
Location of interview
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N
Name of interviewer
Questions asked

Financial aid application process

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Barnard College
Contact name: Vera Bagnyuk
Position: Senior Admissions Officer, Coordinator of International Recruitment
Email: vbagnyuk@barnard.edu

About the university


Location: 3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Specialism(s): Social Sciences, Psychology (consortium program with Colombia
University)
Extra-curricular strengths: I really dont know.
International diversity: Quite Diverse

Application process
Common app/paper/own system
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
1st January when I applied in 2014
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
How did you first learn about Barnard College and what factors have influenced
your decision to apply? Why do you think the College would be a good match for
you?
Pick one woman in history or fiction to converse with for an hour and explain
your choice. What would you talk about?
Alumna and writer Anna Quindlen says that she majored in unafraid at
Barnard. Tell us about a time when you majored in unafraid.
Community - educational, geographic, religious, political, ethnic, or other - can
define an individuals experience and influence her journey. How has your
community, as you identify it, shaped your perspective?
Word limit: 250 word limit
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible of
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process.
CSS profile required.
Personally, I did not. When I requested for a fee waiver code, the admin officer
told me to submit ISFAA.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
SAT I, 2 SAT II and IELTS
Submit the School Report and Midyear Report to your counsellor or principal for
completion.
Submit Teacher Evaluation forms to two teachers who have taught you in core
academic subjects (English, foreign language, history (social science),
mathematics, or science) in your final two years of secondary school.
All official high school and college transcripts are to be sent to Barnard College
along with your high school's profile.

Interview process: Request the college by sending an email.


Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other
Location of interview: Victoria and Albert Museum
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? N
Name of interviewer: Minh-Tam
Questions asked: Why Barnard?
Any Questions? And General conversation
Financial aid application process
CSS profile but I did ISFAA as explained above.

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Tenzin Paldon

Date: 19th February 2014

Bates College
Contact name: Misha Garg
Position: Assistant Dean of Admission, International Enrollment
Email: mgarg@bates.edu
Alternative contact or email address: admission@bates.edu

About the university


Bates is small, Private liberal Arts College that provides Bachelor degree for 4
years.
Location:
Located in Lewiston, Maine, in the United States. This coed college is located in
a small city in an urban setting and is primarily a residential campus
Specialism(s): Bachelor's
21%
Social Sciences
14%
Biology
11%
Psychology
9%
English
8%
History
7%
Visual and Performing Arts
6%
Environmental Science
6%
Foreign Languages and Literature
5%
Mathematics
5%
Physical Sciences
Extra-curricular strengths
Lots of extracurricular activities that includes buddy program, international
debate, student run emergency medical services, Astronomy, Bates College
Television and much more.
International diversity

Other

_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Amod Basnet (2007) Nepali
Prem R. Neupane (2001) Nepali
Saba Parvez (2008) India

Application process
Checklists:
The common application.
Add Bates to my college list in Common app.
Two teacher recommendation and a counsellor recommendation.
Standardized test scores (Optional): SAT, IELTS or TOEFL.
Common app/paper/own system:
Common App with Writing supplements (Two essays)
One Essay about the mission of Bates College.
150 word essay about extracurricular activity of interest.
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
Early Decision and Action Deadline: November 15.
Regular Decision: January 1.
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Need based financial aid. Bates provides eligible International students financial
aid in the form of a grant (that does not need to be repaid) and the opportunity
To work on campus (up to 20 hours per week.)

Requirement for First year applicants;


Bates financial statement for International students.
Letter of annual salary of parents.
Copy of recent parent tax return.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
SAT results are optional.

Interview process: Fill in the interview request form online.


Interview by Admissions: Alumni
Location of interview: London
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N
Name of interviewer: Samantha Rothberg
Questions asked:
Tell me some special things about Bates College?
Which subject choices do you have once you are admitted?
Which extracurricular activities do you like?

Financial aid application process


During the common application, tick to apply for financial aid. If a student is
accepted for admission and is eligible for financial assistance, Bates will meet the
need of the student for up to eight semesters.
Then submit the either Bates financial statement for international student or
through CSS profile.

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Bates provides eligible International students financial aid in the form of a grant
(that does not need to be repaid) and the opportunity to work on campus (up to
20 hours per week.)
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise.

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by;
Susan Shrestha
Tenzin Lhotse

Date 19/Feb/2014

Ugyen Wangchuk

Berea College
Contact name: Luke Hodson
Position: Director of Admissions
Email: luke_hodson@berea.edu

About the university


Location
Berea College has a residential campus in a rural setting near a small town. It is
40 miles from Lexington and 100 miles from Louisville.
Specialism(s): Bachelor's
9%
Visual and Performing Arts
8%
Education
8%
English
7%
Family and Consumer Sciences
7%
Social Sciences
6%
Biology
6%
Business/Marketing
5%
Agriculture
5%
Communications/Journalism
5%
History
5%
Physical Sciences
5%
Psychology
Extra-curricular strengths
Not much activity compared to other colleges. Activities such as choral groups,
theatre, International student organization and Jazz bands are available along
with sports.
International diversity

Other
Very welcoming to Tibetan Students.
______________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Vincent (13), Sangay (11), Yeshi (09), Jungney (08), Chris (08), Tenzin (05),
Rebecca (05), Khandoe (04)

Application process
Common app/paper/own system: Berea has a postal form of application
process.
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
International Students application deadline: January 15.
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles:

Very Important

Interview: However they only offer interview at the Campus so not


possible for us.

Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Level of Applicant's Interest

Racial/Ethnic Status

Recommendations

State Residency

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as


possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process

Every student applying to Berea is considered for financial aid. It is the only
school that offers full funding for all international students in the first year. A job
is provided on campus and then you have to contribute $1000 each year. Deposit
of $2,200 to be paid on acceptance of your place but they may be able to give
extra aid to cover this very good.
________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
SAT 1 and IELTS scores required along with the official academic marks from the
school.

Interview process: none


Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other
Location of interview
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N
Name of interviewer
Questions asked

Financial aid application process


All the students applying for Berea are considered for the financial aid. However,
students are needed to fill in the Berea financial documents and provide related
official financial statements of family income and properties.

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by

Ugyen Wangchuk

Date

20thFebruary, 2014

Bowdoin
Contact name: Anne Springer
Position: Associate Dean of Admissions, Europe Recruitment
Email: aspring2@bowdoin.edu
Alternative contact or email address: Carla Mahaney,mahaney@bowdoin.edu

About the university


Location
Coastal New England town Brunswick Maine
Specialism(s)
One of the best ranked Liberal Arts College 4 th, Politics,
Economics, and Sciences
Extra-curricular strengths
Athletics, 100 student Organizations (most
famous one is the Outing club)
International diversity
not diverse as other Colleges, however the
international student number has been rising till date.
Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
No one till date

Application process
Common app
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
Students not contacted about these.
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles

Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as


possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible
for apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Need aware meaning that they will look at your financial situation before
making a decision, Limited financial aids for international students.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
SAT is optional. IELTS or TOEFL is needed for English Proficiency Check.

Interview process -You have to schedule Interview (Interview is encourage but


not required)
Interview by
Location of interview
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi?
Name of interviewer
Questions asked

Financial aid application process


CSS profile- You can contact them and ask for a fee waiver code, they generally
give you the option of sending them ISFAA and ICERT instead of CSS if
contacted.

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by

Tenzin Jamphel

Date 19th Feb, 2014

Brandeis University
Contact name: Jacquie Villa Evanko
Position: Associate Director of International Admissions
Email: jvevanko@brandeis.edu
Alternative contact or email address: Jennifer Walker, Director of Admissions

About the university


Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Specialism(s): Liberal Arts University
Extra-curricular strengths:
International diversity: 7.6%
Other:
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates:

Application process: Common Application


Specific requests for information and deadlines:
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles: Interest in the university and program
chosen.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible
for apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process: Need
based financial aid.
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements:
SAT 1 640-730
SAT 2 is recommended
Strong HL subjects according to program applied for.
IELTS not really a requirement but are accepted.

Interview process
Interview by: Current student - senior
Location of interview: Skype
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? No
Name of interviewer: Rachel Benjamin
Questions asked:
1. Tell me about yourself?
2. Why do want to study at Brandeis?
3. How did you get to the UK?
4. Describe yourself in five words.
5. What do you enjoy doing?
6. How do you see yourself in five years time?
7. If you were to have lunch with three people, who would they be and why?

8. Do you have any questions?

Financial aid application process


CSS PROFILE

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Koti Audrey N.

Date: 19/02/14

Bucknell University
Contact name Marylyn Scott
Position Admission Officer
Email ms095@bucknell.edu
Alternative contact or email address

About the university:


Location: Lewisburg, PA 17837, Pennsylvania
Specialism(s): Its a liberal arts University
Extra-curricular strengths:
International diversity: 3% international students
Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates:
Sonam Tenzin 2012
Chanda Singoyi 2013
Dechen Yangki 2013

Application process
Common application
Specific requests for information and deadlines: Not specific but as soon as
possibleMid Year Report. SAT results last to be considered are January under
rushrequired by Mid-February.
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles: A related strong passion for the course
applied for. Diversity of experience; extracurricular activities and developing
leadership.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process: 2 full
scholarship for international students and need-based.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements: CR 600-680, Math 630710 and Wr 610-700

Interview process: NO INTERVIEW REQUIRED


Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other
Location of interview
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N
Name of interviewer
Questions asked

Financial aid application process: To submit the International Students


Financial Aid Application; pdf Specifically for Bucknell.

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated:
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
On a year on year basis

Completed by

Date

Carleton College
Contact name: Charlie Cogan
Position: Associate Dean of Admission & Director of International Recruitment
Email: ccogan@carleton.edu
Alt. email address:

About the university


Location: Northfield, Minnesota.
Specialism(s): Engineering, Biology.
Extra-curricular strengths
International diversity: Quite diverse and welcoming to international
students.
Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Yangkyi (13) waitlisted, Bittu (06), Noryang (06), Sanjiv Shrestha (01)

Application process: Need to fill the part of the application from Carleton
website: www.carleton.edu
Common app/paper/own system: Common app and also part -1 from
their website
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times): Need mid-year report
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
SAT 1 required
SAT 2 Optional

Interview process Guess, need to contact ahead of the application


deadline.
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other
Location of interview: N/A
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? No
Name of interviewer: Did not get an interview.
Questions asked
Financial aid application process
Accepts: CSS / ISFAA along with Declaration of Finances

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Aravind Swami Yeduvaka

Date: 19th Feb, 2014

Claremont McKenna College


Contact name: Greg Sneed
Position: Senior Associate Dean of Admissions
Email: gsneed@cmc.edu
Alternative contact or email address:
Adrienne.Perez@ClaremontMcKenna.edu

About the university


Location: California
Specialism(s): Very good in Economics, Politics and Chemistry
Extra-curricular strengths: Fencing, Rugby (coed) and Cycling
International diversity: 5.8% International
Other: It is very selective and is one of the Claremont Colleges. It has
good financial aid which covers everything and a job on top of that. It
has a good study abroad program and large resources since it shares its
library with the other four Claremont colleges.
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates: It is new to Pestalozzi

Application process:
Common app
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
They require the mid-year report and also they do not accept selfreported/guidance counsellor reported SAT scores they should be sent directly
from collegeboard.
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles:
They have two supplemental essays. One is about WHY CMC? And the
other is about inviting a famous person for talk at CMC.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible
for apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process:
It is need based. Merit Scholarship - December 1. They have full financial
aid and they cover even the flight expenses. They use the CSS profile
and CSS fee waiver codes are readily available. The financial aid also
covers for your study abroad program.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
SAT1 range: 1980 2240
SAT2: Optional
IELTS: 7.0 and TOEFL: 100

Interview process
They did not offer an interview.
Location of interview:
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? N
Name of interviewer
Questions asked

Financial aid application process:


You need to submit the CSS profile on the same day as the common app
deadline.

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise:

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Timothy Mazai

Date: 19/02/14

Colby College
Contact name: Ellen Doble
Position: Administrative Secretary
Email: Ellen.Doble@colby.edu
Alternative contact or email address: admissions@colby.edu

About the university


About 1850 students, a curriculum that encourages educational exploration, and
collaborative learning experiences led by world-class professors. Students work
closely with their professors.
Location: Waterville, Maine.
Specialism(s): Liberal Arts
Extra-curricular strengths: a variety of sports
International diversity: Over 70 countries represented
Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Samantha Nyovanie (12) & Dechen (13) waitlisted

Application process
Common app
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
Application deadline: 31 December
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
Students who optimise learning opportunities
Leadership and communication skills
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Oak Scholarships for victims of political oppression (mainly Zimbabwean)
Limited full funding available
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
Optional 3 subject tests can be submitted instead of SAT 1.

Interview process: Interviews are present if an alumnus is in your area. Does


not host Skype/telephone interviews
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other: N/A
Location of interview: N/A
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N
Name of interviewer: N/A
Questions asked: N/A
Financial aid application process
Financial Aid documents to be filled in are found on the website.
Financial Aid Deadline: 31 December

Offer Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Claire Gapare

Date: 19/02/14

Connecticut College
Contact name: Scott Alexander
Position: Senior Associate Director of Admission
International Admission
Email: sdale@conncoll.edu (Dont email too often)
Alternative contact or email address: Jessamyn Cox

and

Coordinator

of

About the university


Location:
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196
Situated in top of the hill. The place was chosen for its surrounding which is
beautiful as well as in centre of New York and Boston, who big city of USA. Pretty
decent town.
Specialism(s): Has pretty decent dual program. Connecticut is very famous for
its Honour Code. According to this code student can take the examination in
anyplace they want without anyone supervising them. 45 th Liberal Arts College
according to the US News.
Extra-curricular strengths: Has got a Greek life but not too much.
International diversity: Not very diverse. Most of the students are from white
middle class family but has been trying to increase the percentage of
international student.
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates:
Shiva (09), Jyoti Pandey (04), Anil Chettri (99)

Application process
Early Decision 1- 15th November
Early Decision 2 and Regular Decision- 1st January
Common app/paper/own system: They use the common application.
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
SAT score should be submitted by February 1.
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
They have only one supplement essay which is optional. The question is WHY
CONNECTICUT. They provide a link to the essays that worked for them.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Need blind to very few numbers of students. Usually need to pay for your own
travel. 3% admit rate for high need international students.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
Ask for only one of the SAT, either 1 or 2 in the common application. You can
submit which ever you want.

Interview process: Should apply for the interview. The request for an
interview should be send as early as possible. If possible in mid-December.
Financial aid application process:
Can submit the CSS profile but the college does not provide the fee waiver code.
They say that applicant can also submit the FAFSA which can be filled with hand
and scanned. The scanned document can be sent to the admission office.

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Pradosh Bista

Date: 19th February

Cornell University
Contact name: Shawn Felton
Position: Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Email: sf78@cornell.edu
Alternative contact or email address: Roneta J. Searles, rjs20@cornell.edu

About the university


Location
A medium-sized, 4-year, private university. This coed college is located in a large
town in a rural setting and is primarily a residential campus. It is located in
Ithaca, New York. It is one of Ivy League schools.
Specialism(s)
Bachelors
17%
Engineering
14%
Business/Marketing
13%
Biology
12%
Agriculture
10%
Social Sciences
Extra-curricular strengths
Virtually all extra-curricular activities are present including fraternities and
sororities.
International diversity

Other
Good financial aid
Tata scholarship for students from India
______________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Kishore (13) wait listed.

Application process
Common app/paper/own system: Common App

Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by


certain times)
International Students application deadline: 9thJan
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles:

Very Important
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Character/Personal Qualities
Extracurricular Activities
Recommendations
Rigor of secondary school record
Standardized Test Scores
Talent/Ability
Important
Class Rank
Considered
Alumni Relation
First generation college student
Geographical Residence
Interview
Racial/Ethnic Status
State Residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
The deadline for submission of CSS profile is February 15.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
SAT 1 and IELTS scores required along with the official academic marks from the
school. Recommended minimum scores;
SAT1: Critical Reading (640/740), SAT Math (680/780), SAT writing (not
available online)
IELTS: 7
SAT 2 are required for some schools that you are applying.

Interview process: none


Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other
Location of interview
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N
Name of interviewer
Questions asked

Financial aid application process


During the common application you have to tick the option of applying for the
financial aid and send the CSS profile. If you request the Cornell Admission they
will provide the CSS profile fee waiver code for free CSS application.

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Cornell University provides financial aid on a limited basis to students who are
not citizens, or eligible non-citizens, of the United States.
Cornell has made the commitment to students who demonstrate financial need
by meeting that need with one or more financial aid components. Each aid
application is carefully reviewed and a specific aid package is designed to meet
your need such as scholarships, loans, work opportunities and grants.
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by

Ugyen Wangchuk

Date

20thFebruary, 2014

Dartmouth College
Contact name: Becky Munsterer
Position: Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Email: Rebecca.J.Munsterer@Dartmouth.edu
Alternative contact or email address: admission@dartmouth.edu

About the university: A medium-sized, 4-year, private university and liberal


arts college. This coed college is located in a large town in a rural setting and is
primarily a residential campus. It offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees.
Location: Hanover, New Hampshire
Specialism(s): Small Liberal Arts College which is mainly focused in
Undergraduates compared to other big universities. It is mainly popular for
majors in Social Sciences.
Extra-curricular strengths: It is very cold and snows a lot, so most of the
extra-curricular are related with snow. Many students go for snowboarding and
skating.
International diversity: Diverse but not compared to other big Schools. About
9% international students.
Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates: Tracy (09)

Application process
Common app/paper/own system: Common App
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
Requires Peer Reference
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
They just want to know the person as a whole.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Full Funding available
Need-blind even for international Students
You have to submit the CSS file. They do not provide CSS fee waiver. However,
they do accept ISFAA but you have to contact them and their permission before
submitting the ISFAA.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
They do not specify but it is believed they require high SAT Scores (more than
650 critical reading)
You also need to submit IELTS score. They accept the score send by the
students.

Interview process

Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other: Alumni (They visit


Pestalozzi)
Location of interview: Pestalozzi or in Hastings
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N No
Name of interviewer: Leslie Plaisted (leslie.plaisted@gmail.com)
Questions asked:
1. Tell me about yourself.
2. What do you do during your free time?
3. Tell me about an incident, event or something you did that you are proud
of.
4. Why do you want to study at Dartmouth?
5. What are the other extra-curricular activities that you do in College?
6. What did you do in the last summer?
7. How would your friends describe you?
She asked very general questions.

Financial aid application process


Full Funding available
Need-blind even for international Students
You have to submit the CSS file. They do not provide CSS fee waiver. However,
they do accept ISFAA but you have to contact them and their permission before
submitting the ISFAA.
For
more
information
check
this
link:
http://www.dartmouth.edu/admissions/apply/finaid.html

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Krishna Gaire

Date: 19th February 2014

Duke University
Contact name: Anne Sjostorm
Position: Associate Director, International Students
Email: anne.sjostrom@duke.edu
Alternative contact or email address: Jennifer Dewar, Associate Director,
International Students

About the university: Private Research university,


Location: Durham, North Carolina in the middle of a forest, Experience all 4
weather, has good relation with Durham community
Specialism(s): Dual Major, FOCUS, good study abroad programme
Extra-curricular strengths: Duke Engage, Global Duke, Closely works with
Durham Public Schools
International diversity: Very welcoming to International Students
Other: Prefers all rounded students who are engaged in various extracurricular
activities along with strong academics.
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Rinzin (12) offered in 2013, Yangkyi (13), Surya (13) waitlisted,
Abhishek (12)
Laxmi (11) Kanchan (09)
Ash girl (09)
Phyllis (08)
Pratiksha (2014) Early Decision

Application process: Common App


Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
ED Deadline- Nov 1
RD Deadline- January 2
Need to submit all the financial documents, CSS profiles and supplements
along with the application from Common App
Mid-Year Report- 15 Feb
Highly encourages early application
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titlesWhy Duke? Why Pratt School of Engineering?
One of the Extra Curricular activities that the applicant is passionate about.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Need Blind financial aid- Full financial aid also available based on the applicants
need
Need to specify that the student is applying for financial aid during Common
Application

SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements


SAT1, SAT2 and IELTS
No specific academic requirements for applicants who are applying to Trinity
College

Interview process
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other
Interview mostly by Alumni.
Location of interview:
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? YES
Name of interviewer
Questions asked

Financial aid application process


Need to Submit CSS profile, income Verification, Property Verification, Tax
returns forms
Provides CSS Fee Waiver Codes for Pestalozzi Students. Applicants need to
contact the financial aid office to ask for the CSS fee waiver codes.

Offer: Yes
Conditions: Need to maintain high academic standard as it was during the
application process
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Maintenance cost and Tuition fees are included.
Expects Parent contribution of $900. Expects Student contribution of $50.
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
Because I had pretty good grades, good common app essay and supplements. I
had wide range of extracurricular activities and awards. Also additional Art
Supplement was submitted.
_________________________________________________________
Other:
Any other points to raise:
Emerging University, Number of applicants increasing per year. ED applicants
increased by 30%.

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Pratiksha, Pradosh

Date: 19/02/2014

Earlham College
Contact name: Susan Hillmann
Position: Associate Dean of Admissions.
Email: hillmsu@earlham.edu
Alternative contact or email address: admissions@earlham.edu

About the university: Earlham college is a liberal arts college whose values are
based on the Quakers beliefs. A dynamic academic community committed to
promoting global education as well maintaining high ethical standards.
Location: Richmond, Indiana USA
Specialism(s): Not sure
Extra-curricular strengths:
International diversity: Has students from all over the U.S. and about 80
other countries. The college is ranked 6th among national liberal arts colleges in
the largest percentage of international students on campus, according to U.S.
News and World Report.
Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
None

Application process: Common app


Specific requests for information:
Deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by certain times)
ED: November 15
EA: December 1
RD: February 15
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
A student who is aware that a humane character, justice and equality are just as
essential as academic achievements
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Earlham gives partial financial aid awards (half- tuition). These awards are
renewable for each year of the student's degree program. They are based on
demonstrated financial need, academic accomplishments and personal qualities.
The student is allowed to work on campus so as to raise their other half for the
rest of their stay at the college.
PS: the amount of financial aid is not increased after a student has enrolled at
the College.
For your first year, students are to cover the enrolment deposit, travel to the U.S.
and personal expenses by themselves. This includes freight charges.
However, there is the Bonner Scholarship which covers the additional cost of
$2,500 which students are expected to pay. There is a separate application for
this scholarship (see link below) and a recommendation required.
http://www.earlham.edu/bonner

Scholarship criteria and requirements


Students should have a family income of less than $12,000 on their ISFA
Application. (Need blind)
Students must be admitted to Earlham College first.
Students must depict a passion for service.
Bonner Scholars commit to completing 140 hours of service each semester and
to two summer service placements completed in a location of the students
choice.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
SAT 1 Required
SAT 2 Recommended

Interview process: College does not offer alumni interviews.


Interview by Admissions officer via Skype
Location of interview: Place of convenience
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? No
Name of interviewer: Susan Hillmann
Questions asked: Do you have any questions? Right from the word go!

Financial aid application process


College uses International Students Financial Aid (ISFA) application.
This should be filled in and sent by email to the office of Admissions.
Follow above link, to fill in the Bonner Scholarship application form online

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
N/A
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
N/A
_________________________________________________________
Other
Please see college website and keep in touch with the Admissions Officers.

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Rachel Nanteza

Date: 19/02/2014

Franklin and Marshall College


Contact name Carly Mankus
Position Assistant Dean of Admission
Email: cmankus@fandm.edu
Alternative contact or email address: admission@fandm.edu
About the university
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Specialism(s): Political Science, Business and Economics
Extra-curricular strengths: Varsity Sports, too many extra-curricular activities
that I cannot even rank.
International diversity: Not so diverse
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
No idea

Application process
Common app/paper/own system
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
By First of Jan
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
Supplementary essay: What does it mean to be a Diplomat? (400 words)
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Few need based financial aid available
Application
of
financial
assistance
See
here:
http://www.fandm.edu/uploads/media_items/2014-15-international-aidform.original.pdf
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
Official SATI and IELTS
Mid-Year Report
2 teacher evaluation as in common app

Interview
process:
book
Skype
https://apply.fandm.edu/international-skype-interviews/
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other
Location of interview: Skype
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N
Name of interviewer: Elaine Feng
Questions asked: Why Franklin and Marshall?
What co-curricular activities do you do?
What is so special about us?
What do you want to do in the future?
Any questions?

interview

at

Financial aid application process


Fill the international financial fin aid form and send via post before January.

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Tenzin Paldon

Date: 23rd February 2014

Georgetown University
Contact name: Kathryn Timlin
Position: Associate director of Admissions
Email: kjt4@georgetown.edu
Alternative contact or email address: not available

About the university


Location: Washington DC, USA
Specialism(s): Health sciences, International Relations, Economics, Highly
selective; No engineering.
Extra-curricular strengths: Tennis, very popular for its community services
International diversity: Very diversified community with a big campus. They
have 4 different undergraduate schools
Other: Have limited scholarship but for Pestalozzi they do manage full
funding for about two students if selected
They need three subjects tests from SAT 2
They do not accept common application. They have their own application system
which is quite similar to common app.
They offer alumni interviews to all those candidates who apply to Georgetown
They have good study abroad programme. Beautiful campus with lots of
resources. Based in capital city. Good option for work experiences.
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates:
Krishna (12)
Bimala (11)
Tselha (10)
Emman (10), offered a place
Thomas (08)

Application process: Own system


Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
Midyear report by February 10
Application deadline: January 10
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles:
Essay one: Why are you applying to that particular school and subject.
Essay two: Free topic (You could include your common app essay).
Essay three: Write a short essay on one of your extra-curricular activities.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
They have limited funding however they do offer full funding to Pestalozzi
Students.
Georgetown knows about Pestalozzi. They have visited in the past years.

Special notes:
They do not respond to email on time.
If you are applying, you should start by mid-November since their application has
two different parts.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements

Interview process
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other
Location of interview
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N
Name of interviewer
Questions asked

Financial aid application process

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by

Date

Gettysburg College
Contact name: Stephanie Metruk
Position: Admissions offices staff
Email: speirce@gettysburg.edu
Alternative contact or email address:
1. intladmiss@gettysburg.edu 2. admiss@gettysburg.edu

About the university


Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Specialism(s): Music, Natural Science, and many subject choices available
Extra-curricular strengths
Womens Basketball, Men and Womens track and fields
International diversity
13% of the student body-international student in 2013(68 students)
Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Rinzin Dorjee (2012)-offered
Ngawang Dayang (2013)-waitlisted

Application process
Common app - required
Specific requests for
recommended if available

information

and

deadlines:

Mid-year

report

Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles:
Why Gettysburg?
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Financial aid: Need based scholarship: $500 to $43,430 per year
Merit-based scholarships: $7,000 to $25,000 per year.
_______________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
SAT 1 and SAT 2 recommended but not necessary
High school reports transcripts
Predicted Grade from college
IELTS/TOEFL required

Interview process: not taken


Interview: ---------Location of interview----usually through Skype
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? ---No
Name of interviewer: -----------

Questions asked

Financial aid application process


1. International student for financial aid form
2. Certificate of finances form
3. Financial aid support letter
4. Acknowledgement letter of parents income

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise: None

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Lobsang dolma

Date: 19th February 2014

Grinnell College
Contact name Jon Edwards
Position Associate Director of Admissions and Coordinator of International
Admissions
Email edwardsj@Grinnell.edu
Alternative contact or email address intladmission@grinnell.edu

About the university


Well known for its liberal arts and sciences, Grinnell is consistently ranked among
the top liberal arts colleges in the US. It has a huge endowment of 1.5$ billion
and provides financial aid for international students however they are highly
competitive. There have been some wait listings for Pesta students in the past
but only one has actually got a place.
Location
Grinnell, Iowa
Specialism(s)
Liberal arts and sciences
Extra-curricular strengths
Swimming, Basketball, Tennis and so on
International diversity
Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia, Nepal,
the People's Republic of China, as well as for native speakers of Russian.
Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Mamata Pokharel: 2003 2007, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science

Application process
Common app/paper/own system
Specific requests for information and deadlines
If CSS fee waiver code is required, apply by the 1st of January (usually)
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
No Supplementary essays required
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
They only accept CSS File. The school code is 6252. If you want to get a CSS fee
waiver code then check their website to submit the application before the
specified date and contact them.
Financial aid is very limited and it is not need blind.
1. PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION
STUDENT CONTRIBUTION
All Grinnell students are expected to be financial invested in their education to
varying degrees appropriate to their need analysis, but not to exceed $2,000 per
year.
FAMILY CONTRIBUTION
We use the CSS Profile methodology to determine the estimated family
contribution (EFC) for the applicant. The EFC is the amount that the family can

reasonable afford to contribute toward their students private college tuition,


given their financial circumstances as reported on the CSS Profile.
2. SELF-HELP COMPONENTS FROM THE COLLEGE
Students are guaranteed a pre-assigned job on campus for which you can earn
at least $2,200. These funds are earned through bi-weekly checks issued directly
to students. They can choose to use part of these earning to contribute the
comprehensive fee, for book expenses, and/or for personal spending money.
Students will be offered the opportunity to borrow up to $3,500 per year (with
or without a U.S. citizen as a loan co-signer) for a deferred, low-interest student
loan. If you choose to decline the loan offer, you would need to provide that
amount from another personal source.
3. GIFT AID FROM THE COLLEGE
INTERNATIONAL GRANT
Any unmet need that remains after the above components have been tallied will
be met by an International Grant award. The grant is guaranteed, in the initial
amount, for each of the four years of the degree program. A grant is gift aid that
you do not need to repay.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
There are no specific requirements for SAT1 or SAT2.
But Test scores:--25th/75th Percentile:
SAT critical reading: 630/750
SAT Maths: 650-750
They require TOFEL but also accept a minimum IELTS test score of 6.5 in lieu of
the TOEFL.

Interview process: Have to contact them by Early December if you want an


interview. Check their website; the deadline could have been changed.
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other: NA
Location of interview
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N No
Name of interviewer
Questions asked

Financial aid application process


Check this link for more information about the financial aid process:
http://www.grinnell.edu/about/offices-services/admission/finances/international

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis
Completed by: Krishna Gaire and Dikendra Karki

Date: 19th February, 2014

Harvard
Contact name: Janet Irons
Position Senior Admissions Officer
Email irons@fas.harvard.edu
Alternative contact or email address:

About the university


Location: Cambridge
Specialism(s)
Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. Although has engineering but
schools like MIT and Stanford are considered better for engineering
Extra-curricular strengths
Has wide range of extracurricular opportunities
International diversity
Has a diverse international body
Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Suniti (08) suniti720@gmail.com
Bishnu (06)

Application process
Common app/paper/own system Common app or Universal application
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times) Mid-year report by mid Feb
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
What Harvard looks for
https://college.harvard.edu/admissions/application-process/what-welook
Over view of admission process by Harvard Dean of Admission
http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/harvarddean-part1/
Valuing applicants creative sensitivity
https://college.harvard.edu/admissions/apply/what-we-look/valuingcreative-reflective

How Can You Best Prepare for Harvard?


https://college.harvard.edu/admissions/preparing-college/choosingcourses
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Need blind for both American and international students
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements

SAT 1 and two SAT 2 subjects

Interview process
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other alumni
Location of interview could be at London or SCCH or anywhere
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N No
Name of interviewer Paul Viita, Supriya Menon
Questions asked
Do you miss Nepali food?
What do you do during free time?
What extracurricular activities do you do?
What you want to do at Harvard?
How do you contribute in group activities?
How did you come to Pestalozzi?

Financial aid application process


Need to submit CSS or if it creates financial hardship can submit a
scanned copy of form which is available in their website ( this form is
similar to ISFAA but is not the same)

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Covers all the demonstrated needs
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise
They say our studies consistently demonstrate that standardized tests are
helpful in predicting Harvard grades.
You can read this article here
http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/11/harvarddean-part2/

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Prashant Sharma

Date Feb 19, 2014

Kenyon College
Contact name: Sonya Broeren
Position: Associate Director of Admission and International Recruitments
Email: broerens@kenyon.edu
Alternative contact or email address: delahuntyj@kenyon.edu

About the university


Location: Ohio
Specialism(s): Economics, Neuroscience, Politics and Anthropology and
Literature.
Extra-curricular strengths: Swimming and Women Hockey
International diversity: 3% International Students.
Other: It has a beautiful campus and the admission officer is quite keen on
Pestalozzi students. The campus is in a pastoral setting. They also have quite
remarkable guest speakers who come to give talks. High number of
undergraduate goes to graduate school especially medical school. If you enjoy
the Pesta environment, then this place is an ideal Pesta small campus. It is
highly recommended to do ED because the acceptance rate is quite high. It is
highly selective for international students but easier if you can be able to keep in
contact with the admissions officer Sonya.
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates: No one has been accepted before.

Application process
Commonapp.
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times):
They do not require a mid-year report.
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles:
They send additional supplemental essays after you apply. You need to
be actively involved in your school. They want to know how you can
contribute to their campus and they also emphasise that the students
should be a perfect fit for the college.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process:
They have limited scholarships and they are need based. They anticipate
that you will be able to pay for you flights. They do not have any merit
scholarship for International Students. The financial aid covers all the
tuition and living expenses for the four years and you need to contribute
some money for your study abroad program.
_
________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
SAT1: 1900-2210
SAT2: Optional
IELTS: minimum of 7.0

Interview process: If youre lucky you can have an interview with the
admissions officer o sometimes with the current students.
Interview by Admissions: Skype with admissions officer or current student.
Location of interview: Its an online interview.
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? No
Name of interviewer: Sonya Broeren
Questions asked: Why Kenyon, How would your friends describe you, What do
you do during your free time, Tell me more about your school, Which subjects
are you studying and how they linked to what you intend to study in the future?

Financial aid application process: They use the international Student


Financial Aid Application (ISFAA) and the International Certificate of
Finances (ICF). The deadline for financial aid is mid February.

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Timothy Mazai

Date: 20/02/14

Lafayette College
Contact name: Matt Hyde
Position: Director of Admissions
Email: hydem@lafayette.edu
Alternative contact or email address: Eugene Gabaye, gabaye@lafayette.edu

About the university: Lafayette College is a private liberal arts co-educational


college but offers engineering as well. It offers an exceptional learning
environment and research program for its engineering students under the
Engineers without Boarders club. The college is very keen on football and
athletics, with Lehigh University as its main competitor.
Location: Easton, Pennsylvania - USA
Specialism(s): An intensive research programme for its engineering students
Extra-curricular strengths: Athletics It is currently ranked 3 rd according to
the most recent NCAA study.
International diversity: Students come from 42 U.S. states and 37 countries.
Other:
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
None

Application process: Common app


Specific requests for information and deadlines:
ED: November 15 and CSS Profile
RD: January 15 and CSS Profile
If a student decides that Lafayette is their 1 st choice after Nov. 15, they may still
submit an Early Decision application until Jan. 15 or you may convert a Regular
Decision application to Early Decision II until Feb. 1. This makes them ED II
applicants and they get notified of their admission decisions by Feb. 15
Although not stated on the website, from the above information we could say
that the deadline for ED II is February 1 (needs to be confirmed)
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
A student actively involved in some kind of sport.

Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as


possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Lafayette College offers full scholarships to international students basing on how
much funds it has for each academic year.
Most of its financial aid is need-blind.
Uses CSS Profile
Scholarships awarded on merit are renewable every academic year basing on the
students performance.

SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements


Official SAT 1 required
SAT 2 recommended
Acceptable score levels for the IB program are 5 or higher in all subjects.

Interview process: The College allocates alumni interviews in different parts of


the world in specific months and also states location of the interview on the
college website. This year, the one for UK students was in September in London.
Ideally, check college website for further information.
Interview by: N/A
Location of interview: N/A
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? No
Name of interviewer: N/A
Questions asked: N/A

Financial aid application process


LC uses the CSS Profile. It does give Profile fee waivers.

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
N/A
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
N/A
_________________________________________________________
Other
Survey Policy: LC does an optional survey in addition to the supplementary
essays and interviews that students have. Applicants are sent survey links via
their email which they follow to fill in the link online.
PS: It is an optional survey.
Keep in touch with the admissions officers.
LC offers merit based scholarships in any sport. An applicant can also look into
this on the college website.

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Rachel Nanteza

Date: 21/02/2014

Lehigh University
Contact name: Morgan Volkart
Position: Director of International Recruitment
Email: mbv2@lehigh.edu
Alternative contact or email address:

About the university:


Location: 27 Memorial Drive W
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Situated in the hills. So, the students may need to walk but the environment is
very good. They can also use the bicycle to travel around. Not much in the city to
do. Very few places to go during the weekend. Owning private vehicle will make
the life at Lehigh very convenient.
Specialism(s): Primarily was established for the engineering course but later on
included other subjects. Very popular for its engineering course.
Extra-curricular strengths: Lehigh and Lafayette football match is taken
pretty seriously. Other than that the university has
International diversity: Not much of diversity. In the recent years have tried
to increase the percentage of international bodies.
Other: Lot of Greek life with Fraternity and Sorority. College is trying to cut
down the number of Fraternity and Sorority group in the college. Known as
partying school. But it does not mean that the students do not study. The motto
of the college is work hard party hard.
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates- None

Application process:
They use the common application process. The deadline is 10 th January. Applicant
also submit portfolio to make their application strong.
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
All the materials should be provided before the 21st February.
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
The supplement essays are quite different. Two essays of 250 words
should be written from six different topics:
1. Imagine that you just completed your visit to Lehigh University, what
would you tweet about us and why??
2. Describe your favourite Bazinga moment?
3. What is your favourite riddle and why?
4. if your name were an acronym what would it stand for and how would it
reflect your strength and personality
5. In opinion what are 5 characteristics of successful person?

6. You have reached 1 millionth view in YouTube what is the video about?

Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as


possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible
for apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Need based financial aid.
They encourage all applicants to file for financial aid. If they don't apply, they
may miss out on a range of opportunities to help fund your education through
loans, grants or even scholarships!
Anyone can apply for the financial aid. Accepts both CSS and FAFSA document.
They provide the fee waiver code. Deadline is 15th February.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
SAT score must be submitted directly and electronically from the College Board.
SAT Subject Tests are not required for admissions, but are recommended as
college credit may be awarded for scores of 700 or higher

Interview process
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other:
The interview can take place in London or through Skype.
Location of interview: London
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi: No
Name of interviewer: Leigh Bataillon
Financial aid application process
Limited the decision is based on a combination of merit and financial need.
Final decision not made until they have seen all applications.
________________________________________________________
Other: In my research I found out that Lehigh is a Partying School. They have
lots of party within the college and alcohol is drunk in large amount. The place
where Lehigh is situated is bit isolated and insecure.
Any other points to raise: The university is great but the only problem is the
use of booze in the college area. The engineering program is very good.

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Pradosh Bista

Date: 19th February 2014

London School of Economics and Political


Sciences
Contact name: Anna Izdebska
Position: Undergraduate admission assessor BSc in Economics
Email: ug.admissions@lse.ac.uk
Alternative contact or email address: Alice Else, a.else@lse.ac.uk

About the university


Location: Central London, UK
Specialism(s): Special in most of the social sciences subjects like economics,
social policy, politics, history and so on.
Extra-curricular strengths: It falls under university of London. You can attend
all the lectures in other colleges that are in London like Kings college
Talk program from internationally renowned personality on various issues
International diversity: Most of the students are form UK and EU.
Limited international students mainly its very difficult to get full funding
Other:
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates:
Chandra Jung Bhandari, Nepal 2014
Application process:
Though UCAS
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
They do admissions on rolling basis. So earlier you apply, better it is. Application
submission by mid-October should be great though they have deadline of
January 15.
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles:
You have to write a personal statement where one should justify why you want to
study the subject you have applied for.
Show your passion for the subjects. For example work experiences, research on
similar topic material, talk programmes and prizes and awards
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process.
It is said that LSE offers two scholarships for Pestalozzi students if they are
selected.
A separate application form should be filled while applying for financial aid to
LSE.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements:
They only need IELTS scores more than or equal to 7.

Interview process: Not required


Financial aid application process:
A separate financial aid form needs to be filled if you are offered a place at LSE.
Offer
Conditions: For BSc in Economics and most of other subjects they need 38 total
of IB scores in the finals with 7 in higher maths and 6 in other two higher level
subjects. They also need 6 in English.
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated:
To be confirmed yet.
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
I think I have demonstrated my interest for the subject that I have applied for
though my personal statement. I had work experiences, enough predicted grades
as well as other interest that matched with my choice of subject.
________________________________________________________
Other:
They offer admission on the rolling basis, so earlier you apply, better it is.

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Bibek Basnet, 2014

Date: 19 February, 2014

Macalester College
Contact name R. Steven Colee
Position Director of International Recruitment
Email internationaladmissions@macalester.edu

About the university


Location: St. Paul, Minnesota, US
Specialism(s): Economics, Political Science
Extra-curricular strengths: Clubs like LIMUN, bunch of activities ( you can fit
in at least one of them) : http://www.macalester.edu/lifeatmac/clubs/
International diversity: Very diverse, known for its multiculturalism
Other Really supportive professors as mentioned by some of the alumnus
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
None

Application process
Common app/paper/own system Common app
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
Mid-January
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
Supplementary essay question:
What factors have led you to consider Macalester College? Why do you believe
it may be a good match and what do you believe you can add to the Mac
community, academically and personally? Feel free to draw on past
experiences and use concrete examples to support your perspective?
Describe a situation where you had to work or closely associate with someone
from a background very different from your own. What challenges did you
face and how did you resolve them?
How did you first learn about Macalester?
Application forms like this often require people to uncomfortably categorize
their race, ethnicity, gender, or other identities by checking boxes. Is there
anything about your (or your familys) background that you would like us to
know that is not addressed elsewhere in your application? If so, please
elaborate.

Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as


possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
ISFAA or CSS
Certificate of Finances
Need based scholarship

SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements:


Official SAT Scores
Official TOEFL or IELTS Test Score
School Report (Counsellor Recommendation)
Two Teacher Recommendations
First Term Senior Year Grades (Midyear Report)
Transcript (High School through Junior Year
Interview process : Not required for International students.

Financial aid application process


Either ISFAA or CSS along with COF

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Tenzin Paldon

Date: 19 th February 2014

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Contact name: Stuart Schmill
Position: Dean of Admissions
Email: stucrew@MIT.EDU
Alt. email address:

About the university


Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts. (East Coast)
Specialism(s): Engineering, Economics and Management
Famous for Science and Technology
Extra-curricular strengths:
Nothing specific
International diversity: Very diverse, accepts about 120 international students
every year (but they receive about 5000 applications. So acceptance rate about
2% among international applicants.)
Other: Most of the girls at MIT major in specific areas like neuroscience, biology
etc.. and very few girls in engineering and management.
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates:
Abhishek (13) waitlisted; Ishwar (12), Uddhav (11), Laxmi (11) - chose Duke
Shambhu (10), Baiaboo (09), Ash girl (09), Ram (08)

Application process
Common app/paper/own system: Own system of application. Can be
accessed at https://my.mit.edu/uaweb/login.htm
- Advisable to start application in early September
due to a lot of essays (5 or 6)
Specific requests for information and deadlines: Mid-year report to be
self-submitted by February 15th.
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles:
http://mitadmissions.org/apply/process/match (claims these qualities
are very key in the admission process.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible
for apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process:
Admission process is need-blind ( does not consider your financial
status) and aid is need-based ( fulfils demonstrated aids).
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
- SAT 1(no need to worry too much, they make an
exception for international students even though
you have low scores) or TOEFL for international
students

Minimum two SAT2 scores any maths(but maths


level 2 is recommended and one science (preferably
the one you will major in.)

Note: Need good scores in SAT2 preferably more than 720.

Interview process: Contact the assigned person from MYMIT website before
deadline.
- Generally Clive Norris (visits SCCH) in case of three or
more students
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other: Alumnus (Clive
Norris)
Location of interview SCCH or Costa in College
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y (the dean of admission himself)
Name of interviewer: Clive Norris
Questions asked:
Most of the questions are about yourself but a few specific ones:
1) What is the most significant problem faced by the World?
From the previous years:

Why MIT?
What specific field of study at MIT?
Describe yourselves in two minutes.
What is your goal in life and how are you going to achieve it?
What do you see yourself doing after you graduate from MIT?
If you are doing a project how would you get the funds?
What do you see yourself doing in 20 years time?
What is the greatest misfortune you have had and how did you
tackle it?
What idea interests you the most?
Tell us about something that you have created? (physical
objects)
Tell us about two moments when you were really frustrated?
Describe a group activity that you have been involved in and how
did you show your leadership skills?
Any papers you have written or any other achievement that
makes you proud of yourself?
What extra-curricular activities would you like to continue at
MIT?
Describe an event where you led a team.
Why MIT? You know that most universities have almost the same
kind of features. Then why specifically MIT?
Would you like to stay in the US after graduating from MIT?
What are your future plans?
Apart from sciences and maths, which other subjects appeal to
you and why?
Do you have any plans for joining a student group at MIT? Why?

Did you ever face a challenge within your family? How did you
overcome it?
What will you do after your four years in MIT?
Why MIT?
What did you do in your last summer holiday?

Financial aid application process:


- Only CSS accepted
- And no fee waiver.

Offer:
Conditions:
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Aravind and Prashant

Date: 19th February 2014

Middlebury
Contact name: Barbara Marlow
Position Associate Director for International Admissions
Email: marlow@middlebury.edu
Alternative contact or email address:

About the university


Location
Middlebury, Vermont
Specialism(s)
Have very good language program
Extra-curricular strengths
International diversity
Fairly diverse
Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Surya (13); waitlisted
Abhishek (12); Waitlisted
Tenzin (99)

Application process
Common app/paper/own system commonapp
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times) mid-year report by mid Feb
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Meets demonstrated needs with grants, campus work and loan
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
SAT I or
3 SAT IIs

Interview process
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other
Location of interview
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N
Name of interviewer
Questions asked

Financial aid application process

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Prashant Sharma

Date Feb 19, 2014

Mount Holyoke
Contact name : Ann Strange
Position: Administrative Assistant, Office of Admission
Email: astrange@mtholyoke.edu
Alternative contact or email address: amamorre@mtholyoke.edu
About the university:
A medium-sized, 4-year, private liberal arts college.
This all women college is located in a large town in a suburban setting and is
primarily a residential campus.
It is a part of five colleges Consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire
and university of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Location: Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke is 90 minutes
west of Boston and three hours north of New York City.
Specialism(s):
25% Social Science
13%
Biology
8%
English
Extra-curricular strengths
Choral group
Theatre
International student organization
International diversity;
Student from almost 70 different countries.
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates:
Dhanashree patil ( 2009) Indian
Application process
Common app/paper/own system
Specific requests for information and deadlines:
Mid-year Report ( Mid Feb)
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
Requirements:
Common app essay
One supplementary essay: Title of the essay-- The expression "never fear /
change" can be interpreted many ways. How might it apply to your
life? (250-400 words)
Two teacher recommendation
One counsellor recommendation
SAT- Optional
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Need Based Financial Aid
Very few student gets full financial aid.
_________________________________________________________

SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements:


SAT- Optional
IELTS: ?
Interview process: You need to request for Interview by filling a form. ( The
form is available on their website.)
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other
Location of interview: Pestalozzi
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? No
Name of interviewer: Pema Rapten
Questions asked:
Why Mt. Holyoke?
What are your favourite activities?
What can you contribute to the campus?
Describe yourself in a word.
General Conversation about Tibet
Financial aid application process
Submit CSS profile
Submit letter from the employer
Recent Tax form
Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Tenzin Lhatso

Date: 19/2/2014

New York University Abu Dhabi


Contact name Dana Mann-Duke
Position: Office of Admissions
Email: nyuad.admissions@nyu.edu
Alternative contact or email address:

About the university: New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is a degreegranting liberal arts and research university, located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab
Emirates. Together with New York University in New York City and New York
University Shanghai, the portal campus acts as part of NYU's Global Network
University. It was opened in September 2010.
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Specialism(s): They are new but have lots of money. They are famous for
funding students to conduct research.
Extra-curricular strengths: Not much extra-curricular as it is very new.
International diversity: They have students from more than 70 countries. You
get chance to live in East Asian country while studying in an American liberal arts
education system.
Other: Every college can nominate two students every year. The nominated
students have to write one more essay and submit it before the end of November
(Deadline may vary year to year). For more information about the nomination
process, talk to the Guidance counsellor.
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates: NA

Application process
Common app/paper/own system: Common App( You apply to New York
University and select Abu Dhabi as your campus)
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles

They are looking for very high calibre students who have shown the potential to
be future leaders in their respective fields.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
They are Need blind to everyone. They promise you to provide the demonstrated
financial need however you have to apply for financial aid before the admissions
results are out.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
They do not require SATs. IB grades should work fine.

For more information check this link: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/admissions/applyingto-nyuad/testing-requirements.html

Interview process: They will invite you to Abu Dhabi for Interview if you are
shortlisted. They will pay the transport cost.
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other
Location of interview
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N
Name of interviewer
Questions asked

Financial aid application process


You are required to submit CSS profile. They do provide CSS fee waiver code.
Contact them. Even though they sat they are need blind you are required to
submit the CSS profile before the admissions results are out.

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Krishna Gaire

Date: 19th February 2014

Northwestern University
Contact name: Aaron Zdawczyk
Position: Associate Director
Email: abz@northwestern.edu

About the university


Location: Evanston, Illinois.
Extra-curricular strengths: Athletics and recreation, multi-cultural student
affairs and student government.
International diversity: http://www.northwestern.edu/diversity/diversity-atnorthwestern/index.html
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates

Application process
Common app/paper/own system
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
Early January - (1st)
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
What unique qualities have you identified at Northwestern University and at the
specific school you are applying to that make you want to attend the University?
In what ways do you hope to take advantage of the qualities you have identified?
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Need-based
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
SAT 1 required
2 SAT 2 required
7 and above on IELTS.

Interview process With alumni.


Location of interview London
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N
Name of interviewer Pritish Behuriah.
Questions asked Tell me about yourself, What attracted you to Northwestern?
Do you like Chicago?, Why the US?, What would you like to study?

Financial aid application process


CSS Profile
Tax document/ letter from employers

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
No transport to the US Maybe negotiated I guess.
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Habiiba Malingha

Date: 22/02/14

Oberlin College
Contact name: Yoon-Chan Kim
Position Assistant Director of Admissions

Email yoon.chan.kim@oberlin.edu
Alternative contact or email address

About the university


Location: Oberlin, Ohio
Specialism(s): MusicConservatory. Almost all the students study music or of
some kind along with the major course.
Extra-curricular strengths: Its a Liberal arts College and music is an integral
part of the education.
International diversity: 6%
Other: They emphasise much on being well-rounded but also to have a strong
passion and depth for one of the extracurricular activities.
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates: NONE

Application process
Through Common Application
Specific requests for information and deadlines:
November SAT is last but can be explained for extension and consideration.
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles: Well rounded, Academic excellence, Love
for Music, Volunteering.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process.
60%
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements:

Interview process
Interview by: Admissions office on Skype
Location of interview:
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Yes
Name of interviewer: Yoon-Chan Kim
Questions asked:
1. Tell me about where you come from?
2. How were you selected for Pestalozzi?
3. What Challenge have you faced since you came to England?
4. How has Pestalozzi experience changed your life?
5. Which is your favourite subject and why?
6. Is there anything you wish the admission officer know that you did not put
in the application?

7. Any question if you have?


8. Financial aid application process: Submit the CSS Profile and the
International Students Financial Aid Application.

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by

Date

Princeton University
Contact name: Donielle Wright Couture
Position: Associate Dean of Admission
Email: dnwright@Princeton.EDU

Alt. email address:

About the university


Location: Princeton, New Jersey (East Coast)
Specialism(s): Focus on undergraduate education and research
- Very rigorous Maths and Science programs
-

Strong social sciences department

Extra-curricular strengths
International diversity: Very diverse (10% of the admitted students are
international)
Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates:
Rinzin (12), Emman (10) None of the students accepted the place, both of them
chose other universities.

Application process: Need-blind.


Common app/paper/own system: Uses Commonapp but also accepts
Universal College application
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times):
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles:
Have three or four choices for supplementary essays.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Need blind financial aid and admission process.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
SAT 1 required for all international students.
SAT 2 two required one in maths and one in science for engineering
students.

Interview process: Students will be contacted to setup their interviews.


Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other: Alumnus
Location of interview: London, in a coffee shop
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Yes
Name of interviewer: Nandita Parshad parshadn@ebrd.com
Questions asked:
From previous years almost the same:
1. My background
2. My school
3. My educational achievements

4. Any leadership activities that I am undertaking and any events that I


organized and what I learnt from them,
5. The languages that I speak
6. What I like about UK and Pesta?
7. What I don't like about UK,
8. Why Princeton?
9. At times she even asked to elaborate on something that I said. For
instance I said "being independent is good but being inter-dependent is
better" and she asked to tell more about it and why I felt so?
General comments: The questions were not really difficult to answer as most of
them were about my personal life. Most of the questions were personal and she
just asked about my area of interests and my background and the changes and
challenges I have been through coming here. But there were also questions
about why I would want to come to Princeton and why I even want to go to the
US
Financial aid application process: They have their own application portal
for Financial aid at https://cas.princeton.edu/sso/register.jsp Then, you
need to send them the documents.

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Aravind Swami Yeduvaka

University of Reading
Contact name:
Position:
Email:

Date: 19th Feb 2014

Alternative contact or email address:

About the university


Location
Specialism(s)
Extra-curricular strengths
International diversity
Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Santosh Puri (03), Anjay Kumar (05)

Application process: students must submit the UCAS application which includes
a personal statement of 4000 characters
Common app/paper/own system: UCAS is online based
Specific requests for information and deadlines: Must meet their conditions
to get an unconditional offer, the conditions may be getting 6 in English or
getting 6/7 in Higher level maths if you are applying for an engineering degree.
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles: The personal statement must show your
academic strength in the course you are applying. The primary focus should be
on your strengths in this course (Its better if you can write about your work
experience in this field and your achievements related to the field) while
extracurricular activities are secondary. Its better for a Pestalozzi student to
show that their ultimate motive is to give back something to the community. This
can boost your application and it makes it stand out.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible eg number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible fo
apply, needs blind financial aid etc) and application process
There is particularly one scholarship that suits Pestalozzi students. It is an IB
scholarship that covers full tuition fees. Students should cover accommodation
and travel costs themselves.
To apply for a scholarship one needs to be nominated from a school. To nominate
a student, a high school teacher must write a reference for a student. Also, to
receive a scholarship a student must get an unconditional offer from the college
and should make Reading a firm choice college. The deadline to make Reading a
firm choice college is May 9.
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
IELTS, You have to look in the website for the minimum grades that you must get
to get an offer. If you have achieved the minimum grade in English that they
require in IB final, they you do not need to send the IELTS results.

Interview process
In some courses interview is necessary while some courses do not require
interview. You have to contact the college.
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other Skype
Location of interview

Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N


No, but they are interested in Pestalozzi students
Name of interviewer
Questions asked

Financial aid application process


Submit the application mentioned above

Offer (Will update later after I get the decision of my scholarship application)
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Yadu Poudel

Date: March 10, 2014

Reed College
Contact name Swati Shrestha
Position Assistant Dean of Admissions

Email swati@reed.edu

About the university


Location: Portland, Oregon
Specialism(s): Biology and Psychology
Extra-curricular strengths: Physical activity is compulsory at Reed. Therefore,
have huge variety of sports option.
International diversity: 5.25%
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Tenzin Choesang (2003)

Application process
Common app/paper/own system
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
By 1st Jan is safest.
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
Essay questions: Reed is a unique and exciting college experience. Discuss the
reasons that you believe Reed would be an appropriate place to continue your
education.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible of
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Need-based Scholarship
CSS profile ( can get a fee waiver code if the counsellor writes an e-mail to the
college stating that the student cannot afford the fee)
Certificate of Finances.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
School Report with counselor recommendation
High school transcript(s) - Your school(s) should submit an official copy of your
high school transcript(s).
College transcripts - Regardless of whether you want credit at Reed, submit
official copies of transcripts from all the colleges you have attended.
SAT I
Two teacher evaluations - Provide two academic teachers contact information
when completing the Common Application.

Interview process: Not required.


Financial aid application process
CSS profile needs to be submitted.
Certificate of Finances is also required.

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by Tenzin Paldon

Date: 19th February 2014

Sarah Lawrence College


Contact name: Shirley Be
Position: Director of International Admission and Student Advising.
Email: sbe@sarahlawrence.edu

Alternative contact or email address: aaegerter@sarahlawrence.edu


Annalei Aegerter - Director of West Coast Admission.

About the university: SLC is a co-educational liberal arts college which


emphasises independency of its students. With a 10:1 student faculty ratio, the
college faculty has twice the student contact as professors at other universities.
Location: Bronxville, New York USA
Specialism(s): Liberal Arts College Here, there is no specialism, the college
does not have majors but rather students choose on what they want to study
and do just that. Students have a chance to design their own curriculum.
PS: It is the most expensive college in the USA
Extra-curricular strengths: Writing- SLC is well known for its writing intensive
ambience. It is also good in Theatre and Drama
International diversity: Students come from 35 countries and 85% of the
students live on campus. It actually has a formal Chief Diversity Officer. That is
how keen SLC is on this one!
Other:
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Namkhang Tsamchoe (2011-2013)

Application process: Common app


Specific requests for information: Written paper: This must be an analysis
paper you wrote in the last two years. It must be written in English language and
it is basically to depict your analytical skills. It should have teachers comments
and the grade on it. There is a provision to upload it under writing supplements
on the Common app.
Deadlines:
ED1: November 1
ED2: February 1
RD: February 15
For ED 1 and 2, there are no rejections but rather applicants are deferred to RD.
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
Students writing skills: These can be showcased in your common app and
supplementary essays.
A student with intellectual promise and motivation - Being a liberal college, they
are looking for an innovative and versatile student however standard about their
aspirations.
Extra-curricular activities play a big role in admission decision making too.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
SLC does not have a strict number of scholarships awarded. It depends rather on
the applicant pool and on the Colleges budget that year.
Uses the CSS profile and also offers fee waivers for this.
PS: There is very limited full financial aid for International students.
________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements

They are all optional.

Interview process: Fill in a request form online to request for an interview:


http://www.slc.edu/admission/interviews/request-an-alumnaei-interview.html
Interview by: Alumni or Skype only if the former is impossible
Location of interview: It depends on the alumni in/close to your area
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? No
Name of interviewer: Gayle OBrien
Questions asked:
Do you love writing/ have you done writing of any sort before (poems, articles)
What makes you think you are a fit for SLC?
What is your inspiration to do what you do?
Do you have any questions this part took up most of the time for the interview.
So, the questions you ask are really important.
Financial aid application process
Fill in the CSS Profile online.
Request the admissions office for a CSS Profile fee waiver.
Submit application.

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
N/A
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
N/A
_________________________________________________________
Other
Clarification should be made on how much financial aid the college offers.
Please contact the office of financial aid directly.
Name: Roberta Daskin
Email: rdaskin@sarahlawrence.edu
Visit college website and keep in touch with Admissions Officers.

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Rachel Nanteza

Date: 19/02/2014

Skidmore College
Contact name: Ken Dubar
Position: Admissions Counsellor
Email: kdunbar@skidmore.edu

Alternative contact or email address: admissions@skidmore.edu

About the university


Location:
A medium-sized, 4-year, private liberal arts college. This coed college is located
in a large town in a suburban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It
offers bachelors and master's degrees.
Specialism(s)
Bachelors
17%
Social Sciences
15%
Visual and Performing Arts
12%
Business/Marketing
11%
English
9%
Psychology
6%
Biology
Extra-curricular strengths
Almost all extracurricular activities however there are no fraternities or
sororities.
International diversity

Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
None

Application process
Checklists:
The common application.
Add Skidmore to my college list in Common app.
Two teacher recommendation and a counsellor recommendation.
Standardized test scores (Optional): SAT, IELTS or TOEFL.

Common app/paper/own system:


Common App without Writing supplements
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
Early Decision and Action Deadline: November 15.
Regular Decision: January 15.
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles

This college rated the relative importance of these academic and non-academic
factors in their admission decisions.
Very Important
Rigor of secondary school record
Important
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Character/Personal Qualities
Class Rank
Extracurricular Activities
Recommendations
Talent/Ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience
Considered
Alumni Relation
First generation college student
Geographical Residence
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Racial/Ethnic Status
Standardized Test Scores
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
They cover all admitted students financial needs with a grant/work package.

Requirement for First year applicants;


_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
SAT results and IELTS scores required.
SAT1 : Critical reading (560/680), Math (570/670) and Writing (570/690)

Interview process: Not Compulsory


Interview by Admissions:
Location of interview:

Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N


Name of interviewer:
Questions asked:
Financial aid application process
During common application process, students should tick for preference of
financial aid. CSS profile should be created and the University provides free fee
waiver for CSS financial application.

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Nearly half of Skidmore's students receive some form of financial aid. Most of the
financial assistance at Skidmore is awarded on the basis of demonstrated need
and is provided through a student-aid "package" that usually includes a grant, a
campus job, and a loan. Student aid funds come from a variety of sources,
including Skidmore's own need-based grants and scholarships, as well as federal,
state, and independent programs.
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise.

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Sushan Shrestha

Date 21/Feb/2014

Smith College
Contact name Meredith McDill
Position Admission Officer
Email: mmcdill@smith.edu

About the university


Location: North Hampton, Massachusetts
Specialism(s): Economics, Engineering
Extra-curricular strengths: More than 100 activities with Student Government
program
International diversity: 70 countries at Smith!!
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Jennifer (2013)
Faith (2011)
Darpan( 2014)

Application process
Common app/paper/own system
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
Mid-January (depends)
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles: Gift that you have received or given
someone.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible of
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Full Funding, Need-based,
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
Secondary School Report including Guidance Counsellors recommendation and
official high school transcript
SAT I and IELTS
SAT II is optional.
2 Teacher Evaluation Forms
Mid-Year Report
ED agreement (if applicable)

Interview process
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other: Normally with an
alumni, but can be Meredith if she visits Pesta.
Location of interview: For us, Peace room.
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N
Name of interviewer: Meredith
Questions asked
What is unique about you?

Tell me about your life?


Why Smith?
Any Questions?

Financial aid application process


CSS Profile (you can request for a fee code)
Parent non-filer form.
Financial aid support letter
Acknowledgement letter of parents income (usually from the leader of your
locality)
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by

Date

Stanford University
Contact name: Kimberly Lindsay
Position: Admission Counsellor, International students
Email: kimberley.lindsay@stanford.edu
Alternative contact or email address:

About the university


Location: California Silicon valley. Sunny weather, lovely palm trees.
Specialism(s): Liberal Arts, Computer science, Engineering, Humanities
Extra-curricular strengths: Undergraduate research opportunities, Engineers
without borders program, good internship opportunities, numerous study abroad
opportunities, Strong football team,
International diversity: Oh my God, this is the most diverse place you can find
in California lots of Varied nationalities.
Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Surya (Nepal) 2014
Thupten (Tibetan) 2011
Kiran(Nepal) 2011
Emman () 2010
Tracy (Zimbabwe)2009

Application process
Common app; about three 250 words supplementary essays and a few 50 word
max questions.
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
Students not contacted about these.
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible
for apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Not needs blind for International students,
Merit scholarships offered
Master card foundation scholarships for Sub-Saharan African students up to eight
students each in take.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
SAT scores and IELTs reported by counsellor are accepted. Average SAT scores
are:
Critical Reading: 650-750
Maths: 710-799
Writing: 710-799
But they strongly emphasise that this is an average and you are not an average.
Your status as an international student is also put into consideration.

No stipulated academic level but should be good and consistent for strong
position.

Interview process arranged by Stanford. No need to request for it.


Interview by - alumni
Location of interview Hastings UK
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Yes
Name of interviewer Karen Chan
Questions asked - Course of interview is based on how you respond to the
question. Your answer leads to other questions in similar lines, more like a chat.
No need to panic.
Why Stanford?
What can you bring to Stanford?
How would you describe yourself?
What did you write in your roommate essay?
Questions about your home country and family generally, e.g. What would
politicians in your country learn from politician in the UK?

Financial aid application process


CSS profile. Fee waiver Code is usually given if asked for, or if lucky you could be
contacted with details on filling. Do not submit CSS profile before contacting
financial Aid office. In addition to CSS, the International Student Certification of
Finances form is required, usually submitted by fax to the fin aid office (not
undergraduate admissions line)
If you contact them, you can submit the ISFAA instead.
This depends, though, so first contact the financial aid office.

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by

Tenzin Jamphel and Timothy Ogolla

Date 19th Feb, 2014

Swarthmore College
Contact name: Jennifer Gold
Position: Dean of Diversity
Email: jgold12@swarthmore.edu
Alternative contact or email address:

Secondary Contact name: Martha Allen


Position: Associate Dean of Admissions, Director of International Recruitment
Email: mallen1@swarthmore.edu

About the university


Location - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One actually has a chance to study
Specialism(s) Liberal Arts (Currently ranking 3rd)
Extra-curricular strengths
Study abroad program, Good undergraduate research opportunities. Interactive
student body, due to small size, exciting social events organised by students.
International diversity
Aiming at increasing diversity. Currently has only about fifteen African students
and almost half of these have grown and lived in the States. Students from
Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe,
Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Gyanu Sharma (2000)

Application process
Common app
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
Requested from counsellor. Student not contacted.
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
Essays are such that you can talk about yourself in the small word limit. At least
a few qualities you think make you different. Titles are not a necessity. I
personally did not have any.
When at first I was stranded, this is advice I got from one of the students there:
"Make sure you know about the school, spend time on the website or in your
viewbook to get a holistic view of the school, the events that take place that
seem unique/amazing, the resources, etc. The prominent alums that have come
from Swarthmore etc...Talk about how any peculiar interests or unique interests
you have / any unique perspectives you have can make Swarthmore more
diverse, will enrich your own experience as you compliment your experiences and
talents to your classmate's experiences/ talents."
(I contacted the admissions and I think when they'd had enough of me, I was
referred to a student Intern)

Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as


possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible
for apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Number of available scholarships not mentioned, but I believe the aim is to
increase diversity ultimately.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
CR: 670 760
M: 670 - 770
WR: 670 760
They insist these are only averages and should not put you off. They also
consider the fact you are an international student and the educational
background you have come from.
Scores reported by counsellor are accepted.

Interview process: Did not have one. Told interview wasn't necessary.
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other
Location of interview
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N
Name of interviewer
Questions asked

Financial aid application process


They have their own financial aid forms, which are supplemented with the
International Students Certification of Finances. Both forms should be sent by
post, better to do it as soon as Common app has been sent, I think, because
admission is not needs-blind for international students.

Offer - Binding (ED2)


Conditions - Unconditional
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Boarding
A full package includes; education and living expenses:
Tuition and fees
Room and board
Books and supplies and personal expenses.
I should believe flights and travel expenses are negotiable.
Boarding is on campus.
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
I tried to be as creative as possible with my essays (both supplementary and
common app), whilst maintaining a lot of information about me.
My SAT scores were also reasonably good.
_________________________________________________________

Other
Any other points to raise
Swarthmore is part of the Tri-Co consortium, which includes Haverford and Bryn
Mawr. The Quaker consortium includes University of Pennsylvania, to the tri-co
consortium. This means you could actually have classes in either of the other
places since they are neighbours, literally.
(Do not expect to receive decision by email; it is posted and includes both the
admission and financial aid decisions.)

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by

Timothy Ogolla

Date

19th Feb, 2014

Trinity College
Contact name: Mandi Haines
Position: Associate Director of Admissions and Coordinator of International
Recruitment and Financial Aid
Email: Mandi.Haines@trincoll.edu
Alternative contact or email address: admissions.office@trincoll.edu
About the university: A medium-sized, 4-year, private liberal arts college.
This co-ed college is located in a large city in an urban setting and is primarily
a residential campus
Location: Located in Hartford, Connecticut.
Specialism(s):
35%
9%
8%

Social Sciences
Area and Ethnic Studies
Biology

Extra-curricular strengths
Fraternities
Theatre
International student organization
Model United nation
International diversity;
Student from 57 countries
________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates:
None
Application process
Common app/paper/own system
Specific requests for information and deadlines:
Mid-year Report ( Mid Feb)
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
Requirements:
Common app essay
No supplementary essay
Two teacher recommendation
One counsellor recommendation

Mid-year report

Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as


possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Need Based Financial Aid

SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements:

All applicants must submit at least one of the following options:

any two SAT II Subject Tests

the SAT I Reasoning Test

the ACT (writing is recommended)

Additionally, international applicants must also submit one of the following:

TOEFL (for all non-native English speakers)


o

This is waived for students whose language of instruction in


secondary school has been English for a minimum of three years.

IELTS (accepted in lieu of the TOEFL)

Interview process: You need to request for Interview by filling a form. (The
form is available on their website.)
P.S: I didnt submit the form on time. So, I missed the opportunity to have the
interview.
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other
Location of interview:
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? No
Name of interviewer: Questions asked:
Financial aid application process
Submit CSS profile
Submit letter from the employer
Recent Tax form

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise:
Connections are important.

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Tenzin Lhatso

Date: 19/2/2014

University of Chicago
Contact name: Mary Hetlage
Position: Senior Associate Director, UK and Europe
Email: mhetlage@uchicago.edu

About the university


Location
Located: In city of Chicago, USA
Specialism(s): Special in Economics, social and political sciences as well as
engineering, medicine and law
Extra-curricular strengths: Very popular in sports of baseball and basketball,
they carry out MUN each year;
International diversity:
Very diversified community although not like other big universities due to the fact
that they offer limited funding
Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates:
None from Pestalozzi has received a place at this place

Application process
Common application
Specific requests for information and deadlines:
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles:
Well known for its peculiar supplementary titles and very rigorous academics
1) They have six different titles and you can chose one and write an essay for
around 750 words
2) They also ask about your favourite books, movies and newspapers. You
have to list them or write an essay for less than 500 words
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who are eligible
to apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process:
They need high SATs and they clearly mention that in their website.
They offer limited funding to international students and its need based. So its
very competitive to get into this place.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements:
Very high SATs required
Any two subjects test required
TOFEL is also recommended.

Interview process:
Interview by alumni
Location of interview: London
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? No
Name of interviewer: Joe Bao
Questions asked:
I had a very long interview that lasted more than two hours.
1) The interviewer asked more about the subject of my interest.
2) Basically it was discussed about economic policies in UK, Nepal and
Germany.
3) Talk about your special interests and what do you do in your free time.
4) My childhood, journey so far, strengths and weaknesses
5) Why University of Chicago and why you are fit for that university
These questions may not apply if interview is taken by any other alumni.
Financial aid application process
Need to apply ISFAA and they do not accept CSS profile. The deadline is
February 1.

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise:
Since no one from Pestalozzi has been accepted from Pestalozzi, they do
not have link with Pestalozzi.

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Bibek Basnet

Date: 19 February, 2014

University of Pennsylvania
Contact name: Jordan Pascucci
Position: Regional director
Email: jordanpa@admissions.upenn.edu
Alternative contact or email address: Sarah Davey, sarahdavey@gmail.com

About the university


Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Specialism(s): Liberal Arts University
Extra-curricular strengths: Scholarships for students talented in sport
especially football.
International diversity:
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates:
Chileshe Lukwesa, 2013
Nicholas Mushaike, 2011
Subash Poudel, 2011

Application process: Common Application


Specific requests for information and deadlines: Mid-year reports, ASAP
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles: Emulating Benjamin Franklin; turning
theory into reality and being of service to community. Character and personality
is very important in the selection of students and should be revealed in the
essays and the interview.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible
for apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process: Eligible
students can get full financial aid; the trend has been one or two Pestalozzi
students accepted.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements: No boundaries; students
should show strength in program applied for, e.g. Engineering students to show
strong Math II and Physics scores.
Strong HL subjects according to program applied for.
IELTS not really a requirement but are accepted.

Interview process
Interview by: Alumnus
Location of interview: Sussex Coast College Hastings
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Yes, JORDAN PASCUCCI
Name of interviewer: Sarah Davey
Questions asked:
1. Tell me about yourself?
2. How did you come to the UK and what has changed in your life?

3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Had you known about Pestalozzi before and how was your selection?
In three adjectives, how do your friends describe you?
Give me three things you enjoy most doing off your academics?
What is the Challenge you have faced in your life?
Why do you want to study....at Penn?
If given a chance, what information would you like added to your
application?
9. Do you have any question?

Financial aid application process

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

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Date

University of Westminster
Contact name:
Position:
Email:
Alternative contact or email address:

About the university


Location
Specialism(s)
Extra-curricular strengths
International diversity
Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Sidumise (09)

Application process: students must submit the UCAS application which includes
a personal statement of 4000 characters
Common app/paper/own system UCAS is online based
Specific requests for information and deadlines (Must meet their conditions
to get an unconditional offer, the conditions may be getting 6 in English or
getting 6/7 in Higher level maths if you are applying for an engineering degree)
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
The personal statement must show your academic strength in the course you
are applying. The primary focus should be on your strengths in this course (Its
better if you can write about your work experience in this field and your
achievements related to the field) while extracurricular activities are secondary.
Its better for a Pestalozzi student to show that their ultimate motive is to give
back something to the community. This can boost your application and it makes
it stand out.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible eg number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible fo
apply, needs blind financial aid etc) and application process
There are numerous scholarships in Westminster. There are full scholarships that
covers everything (tuition, accommodation, flights to and fro from London), full
waive tuition that covers all your tuition fees and half scholarships that covers
part of your tuition fees.
When you apply for a scholarship you need to send the admission committee by
mail the following things. Basically, you apply for a scholarship after you have
received an unconditional offer from the university. The deadline to submit these
documents is April 25.

a copy of the letter/email from the University of Westminster confirming your conditiona
or unconditional offer of a place on your chosen course
a copy of your transcript from your most recent/current academic study; al
documentation must be provided in English
a reference letter for your scholarship application; this should be written by a previous
tutor, professor, academic or employer (where relevant to your chosen degree course)
a copy of your IELTS/TOEFL results this is only required if you are an
International/Overseas or European student holding a conditional offer of a place on a
course.
Besides the above documents, you have to write the following essay.

Please use this space to write a 500-word statement of support for your
application for a scholarship
______________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
IELTS, You have to look in the website for the minimum grades that you must get
to get an offer

Interview process
In some courses interview is necessary while some courses do not require
interview. You have to contact the college.
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other Skype
Location of interview
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N
No, but they are interested in Pestalozzi students
Name of interviewer
Questions asked

Financial aid application process


Submit the application mentioned above

Offer (Will update later after I get the decision of my scholarship application)
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Yadu Poudel

Date: March 10, 2014

Vanderbilt University
Contact name: John O. Gaines
Position: Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: john.gaines@Vanderbilt.Edu
Alternative contact or email address: admissions@vanderbilt.edu

About the university:


Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences,
engineering, music, education and human development, as well as a full range of
graduate and professional degrees. The combination of cutting edge research,
liberal arts, nationally recognized schools of business and divinity and a
distinguished medical centre creates an invigorating atmosphere where students
tailor their education to meet their goals and researchers collaborate to solve
complex questions affecting our health, culture and society.
Location: Nashville, Tennessee.
Specialism(s): Private research institute and medical centre.
Extra-curricular strengths: Varsity sports: Basketball and Baseball are the
major sports.
International diversity: Diverse student body and Cultural events such as the
World on Wednesday.
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates: N/A

Application process: Common app


Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times) Regular decision: 15/01/2014
Early decision1: 10/11/2013
Early decision 2: 15/01/2014
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles:
Well rounded individual who has shown great leadership skills.

Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as


possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
100% of financial need met (average)
Tuition and fees: $43,368 in-state, $43,368 out-of-state
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements:

SAT 1 and 2 required. They should be sent through Collegeboard.

Interview process: N/A


Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other: N/A
Location of interview: N/A
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? YES
Name of interviewer: N/A
Questions asked: N/A

Financial aid application process


CSS profile is required.

Offer Conditions: Full scholarship offered.


Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated.
The full scholarship covers all costs.
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
N/A
_________________________________________________________
Any other points to raise: 8:1 Student-faculty ratio

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Nigel Malaba

Date: 19/02/2014

Vassar College
Contact name: J. C. Tesone
Position: Director of Admission
Email: jctesone@vassar.edu
Alternative contact: Daniel Ming admissions@vassar.edu

About the university:


Location: Poughkeepsie, New York, USA.
Specialism(s): Cultural studies like African History, Languages, and
Anthropology.
Sciences like biology and biochemistry in which students may do research with
professors. (College not particularly well known for engineering, but students
may do the dual with Dartmouth which is very well known for engineering.)
The Design your major programme is famous for students who wish to do
something they feel are not offered on the majors list. All you need to do is write
a good request paper for your major and the Vassar administration will support,
even if it involves studying in another country.
Extra-curricular strengths: The College is not a very big competitor in
athletics, but there are lots of sports teams like soccer, basketball, swimming.
They have very good workout facilities on campus as well.
According to Dan, quite a lot of students are not particularly interested in
athletics and stay isolated from the sporty students, socially.
International diversity: Very highly diversified. Most of the International
students have come from United World Colleges.
Other:
Very good liberal arts college and famous for cultural studies, languages and
biological sciences. A new science facility has been built and has been opened.
Most of the International Students do some sort of study away programme.
According to Dan, my interviewer, the worst thing about Vassar is the location in
Poughkeepsie because it is not a very nice city especially if you like the
countryside. And Poughkeepsie is pronounced pea keep sea by the locals, so
you should surprise the interview by saying it first.
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates:
None before 2014.

Application process:
Common app/paper/own system
Explicit user of the common application
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)

15th November is early decision deadline; 1 st January is ED2 and regular decision
deadline. They have Your Space on the common app where you can upload or
give information of two circumstances not reflected in the application (e.g. any
special award certificate or any other rsum) and a picture of you.
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
Good supplementary essays that also demonstrate service. Two supplementary
essays: 1. Elaborate on one of your extra-curricular activities in about 350 words
2. How did you learn about Vassar and what aspect of our college do you find
appealing
All parts of the application are important and a good IB prediction of about 39
points.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
They have good need-based financial aid scholarships, among the most generous
in the USA. Scholarships cover study away and exchange programmes with about
11 other colleges which include Williams, Connecticut, Dartmouth (A VassarDartmouth dual degree in Engineering can be pursued and students can spend a
semester or two at Dartmouth.)
The financial aid offer can even be negotiated upon after admissions if it does not
cover all the costs. Almost all International students receive full funding while
over 50% of US citizens receive some sort of funding of at least 50% of total
costs.
CSS profile accepted or International Student Financial Aid Application Form with
the Certification of Finances upon request.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
660-760 Critical reading, 650-740 Writing and 620-710 Maths on SAT1.
Two SAT2 Subject tests required.
39-40 Points on IB
Interview process:
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other
Alumni Interview upon request, usually labelled informal by interviewer and not
necessary for admission. Strongly recommended, though, for building relations
with Pestalozzi and getting to know more about the college. A Skype interview is
also possible.
Location of interview:
Caf in Bloomsbury, London.
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N
No.
Name of interviewer
Daniel Ming
Questions asked
1. How did you know about Vassar
2. What do you like to do in your free time
3. What, other than academics, would you like to get involved in at college

4. (Because the interview was almost very informal, with tea in a caf, the
most common question was what would you like to know about Vassar?
The rest was just informal chat over coffee to show how much you know
about Vassar and to show your interest to learn more about it.)

Financial aid application process


CSS Profile or ISFAA with Certification of Financials upon request of a CSS fee
waiver

Offer:
Conditions:
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise:

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Nkole Chisanga

Date: 19th February, 2014.

Wellesley College
Contact name: Milena N Mareva
Position: Admissions offices staff
Email: mmareva@wellesley.edu
Alternative contact or email address:
admission@wellesley.edu
Financial aid office: sfs@wellesley.edu
About the university
Location: Massachusetts, United States, west of Boston
Specialism(s): Natural Science, Language and has really huge variety of
courses.
Extra-curricular strengths: Physical Education, with classes ranging from
Archery to Zumba
Recreation: with intramurals, dance and sport clubs, walk-in fitness classes,
outdoor education, and more
Athletics: a competitive, intercollegiate sports program with 14 varsity teams
International diversity
Pestalozzi alumni and dates:
Yankyi Lhatso-2013
Common app - required
Specific requests for
recommended if available

information

and

deadlines:

Mid-year

report

Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles:
What qualities of Wellesley interest you?
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Financial aid: Need based scholarship: $39,000 per year ($2000 is covered
by colleges employment program providing employment for students)
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
SAT 1 and SAT 2 recommended but not necessary
High school reports transcripts
Predicted Grade from college
IELTS/TOEFL required

Interview process:
Interview: had a conversation
Location of interview- Skype-at Pestalozzi
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? ---No
Name of interviewer: Melina
Questions asked:
What aspects of Wellesley interest you?
How can you contribute towards Wellesley?
Financial aid application process
1. CSS profile
2. Financial aid support letter
3. Acknowledgement letter of parents income

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise: None

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Lobsang dolma

Date: 19th February 2014

Whitman College
Contact name: Joshua Ian Smith
Position: Associate Director of Admissions
Email: smithji@whitman.edu
Alternative contact or email address

About the university


Location: Washington State, North West of USA, close to Canada
Specialism(s): They are generally good in sciences but do not have a strong
ranking in any subjects
Extra-curricular strengths: Based on rural settings, they are more limited with
in their regions and are ranked as college with happy students
International diversity:
Not very diversified due to the fact that they might not offer full funding,
however work at campus and loan is available to fund the study
Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
None

Application process
Common application
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles:
They have a supplementary essay where you have to choose three words among
around twenty given and link with our personal interest with Whitman
community.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who are eligible
to apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process:
Very difficult to get full funding. However, the admission tutor says the total cost
can be covered though work and other bursaries.
NO full funding
They offer Fee waiver code to send CSS profile
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements:

SAT 1 required
Any two SAT 2 subject test are required
The scores sent by guidance counsellor are accepted.

Interview process
Interview by Admissions tutor through SKYPE
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N
Name of interviewer: Sharon Kiche
Questions asked:
1) Talk about your back ground
2) How is it in your family and school that you previously studied
3) What are the other universities that you applied to?
4) Why are you applying to Whitman?
5) What are your strengths and weaknesses?
6) What do you do in your free time?
7) What do you enjoy the most and why?
Financial aid application process:
They accept CSS profile and do offer fee waiver code if requested

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise:
Its location is the major concern as it is in total North West and far from major
cities.
Financial aid is also that strong in this college

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Bibek Basnet

Date: 19 February, 2014

Williams College
Contact name: Karen Parkinson
Position: Associate Director of Admissions
Email: Karen.J.Parkinson@williams.edu
Alternative contact or email address: Shelley Williamson

About the university


Location: Williamstown, Massachusetts
Specialism(s): Oxford Style Tutorial Programmes, one of the Top Liberal
Arts College
Extra-curricular strengths: Strong extracurricular activities with many
clubs and organizations, Good Study Abroad Programme
International diversity: very welcoming to International students
Other
Gives high importance to SAT 1 results
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Kondwelani (12)
Abhishek (12) waitlisted
Uddhav (11)
Pushpanjali (10)

Application process
Common app
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
Early Decision- November 10
Regular Decision- January 1
Secondary School Report
Two Teacher Evaluations
Mid-Year Grade ReportAny things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
What do you see when you look out of the window?
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process

Meets full need of accepted international students, including study abroad costs.
20-24 scholarships some full (grant & campus job)
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
SAT1, SAT2 (2 subjects)
No specific academic requirements

Interview process
Interview by Admissions office
Location of interview: Only at Williams College
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? No
Name of interviewer
Questions asked

Financial aid application process


Need to submit all financial documents and CSS profile at the time of admission.
They do not provide CSS fee waiver codes. Need to email the financial aid office
to ask if they accept FAFSA.
Need to submit income verification, property verification and tax reform forms at
the time of admission.

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Meets full need of accepted international students, including study abroad costs.
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?

Other
Any other points to raise:
Very competitive. Encourages Early Decision if the applicant is sure that Williams
is the first choice college.

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Pratiksha Sharma

Date: 19/02/2014

Yale University
Contact name: Rebekah Westphal
Position Associate Director, Director of International Admissions
Email rebekah.westphal@yale.edu
Alternative contact or email address

About the university


Location: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Specialism(s): Engineering is particularly good.
Extra-curricular strengths:
International diversity: 11%
Other: Collegial institution
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates:
Bashir Adeniyi, 2006

Application process: Common Application


Specific requests for information and deadlines: Mid-year reports, ASAP.
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles:
Character of the applicant and determination to pursue program are vital.
Applicant should show interest in development of the global community.
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible
for apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process: Need
blind financial aid.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements: SAT 1 700-900, for all
sections.
SAT 2, at least 2 subject tests required.
Strong HL subjects according to program applied for.
IELTS not really a requirement but are accepted, at least 7.0

Interview process
Interview by: Alumnus
Location of interview: London

Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? No


Name of interviewer: Philip Lam
Questions asked:
1. Tell me about yourself.
2. What do you do during your free time?
3. Why Yale?
4. Why do you want to study in the USA?
5. What was the biggest challenge that you faced?
6. What do you want to do with the education you will get at Yale?
7. How do you see yourself contributing to the New Haven community?
8. Do you have any questions for me?

Financial aid application process: CSS PROFILE


Offer
Conditions:
Financial aid
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise: Applicants should show their ability to live in an
international community

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Koti Audrey N.

Date: 19/02/2014

MasterCard Scholarships
The following is a list of universities which offer MasterCard scholarships to subSaharan African students:

American University of Beirut


Asheshi University, Ghana (Ethical entrepreneurial leaders in Africa)
Arizona State University, USA
Duke University, USA
Earth, Costa Rica
Knust University, Ghana (Science and technology)
Makerere University, Uganda
McGill University, Canada
Michigan State University, USA
Stanford University, USA
University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada
University of Toronto, Canada
Wellesley College, USA womens college
University of Cape Town, South Africa

American University of Beirut


Email admissions@aub.edu.lb
Alternative contact or email address........................................................
About the university
Location:
Beirut capital of Lebanon
Specialism(s):
Liberal Arts, Medicine, Arts and Science
Extra-curricular strengths
http://www.aub.edu.lb/main/students/Pages/index.aspx
International diversity
Seventy-five different countries.
Other
They have a very helpful website!
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Nil
Application process
Common app/paper/own system
http://www.aub.edu.lb/admissions/applications/Pages/apply.aspx

Specific requests for information and deadlines (eg Mid-Year reports by


certain times)
Photocopy
of
ID
or
passport
Passport
size
photo
High
School
Grades
10-11
SAT
1
scores
(official)
Recommendation Letters
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
http://www.aub.edu.lb/admissions/applications/Pages/apply.aspx
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible eg number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible fo
apply, needs blind financial aid etc) and application process
Need-based, awards and loans available.
It is through their own prepared paper found on website.
http://www.aub.edu.lb/faid/required_documents/Pages/doc_req1.aspx
Mastercard scholarships available Partners with BRAC in Uganda and Camfed in
Ghana.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
a. SAT1 results (reading + math)
b. High school records during grades 10 and 11

c.
Counselor/Teacher
Achievements

recommendation(s)/Extracurricular

Activities/Other

d. 5.5 on the IELTS


e. 1050 on Reading and Math. (SAT 1)

Interview process
It is a MUST!
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other
Location of interview
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? NO
Financial aid application process

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated

_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

Completed by
Habiiba Malingha

Date

Asheshi University, Ghana


Contact name .........................................................................................
Position ...................................................................................................
Email .......................................................................................................
Alternative contact or email address........................................................
About the university
Location
Berekuso town in Ghana.
Specialism(s)
Liberal Arts, with majors in Computer Science, Management Information Systems
and Business Administration
Extra-curricular strengths
Strong at community outreach programs / project run by the students
themselves.
International diversity
24 countries, mostly African but also UK, US & India
Other
It is a small college with a population of about 600 students.
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates
Nil
Application process
own system
Specific requests for information and deadlines (eg Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
Availability of MasterCard scholarships and financial aid (please be as
specific as possible eg number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is
eligible for apply, needs blind financial aid etc) and application process
Very available
Where can students apply from UK or home country
What is included in the scholarship?
Students receive financial support for fees, books and supplies, transportation,
accommodation, and stipends.
What is the process for applying (is it within the Common App system,
etc)
Own system
Clarify commitments on the student for the scholarship
Required to have a summer internship to give back to community.

SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements


TOEFL 213 (internet based) and 550 for paper based.
1.
2.

Completed

application

form,

High

including

personal

School

essays.
transcripts.

3. One of the following examination results is required:

West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Six subjects are
used to calculate your standard WASSCE score: Integrated Science, Core Math, Core English and
three electives. A minimum grade of C6 in each subject is required to apply.

IGCSE/GCE O Level and at least three A Level passes (with grade A-D)

International Baccalaureate(IB) certificate or IB Diploma

Interview process
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other
Location of interview
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N
Name of interviewer
Questions asked

Financial aid application process

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated

Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?


_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

Completed by

Habiiba

Date June 2014

Arizona State University


Contact name .........................................................................................
Position ...................................................................................................
Email: MCFscholarship@asu.edu (https://global.asu.edu/MCFScholarsProgram)
Alternative contact or email address........................................................
About the university
Location: Multiple campuses in Phoenix, Arizona.
Specialism(s): Very Big and highly ranked (top 100 in the world) state
University dedicated to research
Extra-curricular strengths: Many intramural sports disciplines
International diversity: over 150 countries represented on the various
campuses
Other:
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates: None so far

Application process: Their own application system. Link below:


https://students.asu.edu/freshman/requirements
Specific requests for information and deadlines (eg Mid-Year reports by
certain times):
Some details on the application link above
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles:
Some details on the application link above
Availability of MasterCard scholarships and financial aid (please be as
specific as possible eg number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is
eligible fo apply, needs blind financial aid etc) and application process
Where can students apply from UK or home country
Currently living in sub-Saharan Africa, and with African citizenship (from website)
What is included in the scholarship
Covers Tuition, travel, housing, food, living expenses, internship experiences in
sub-Saharan Africa and other cohort signature programs (like freshman retreat in
northern arizon, broadway show at Gammage auditorium and a senior retreat)
Students are also eligible to take up to 9 credit hours of summer summer school
courses.

What is the process for applying (is it within the Common App system,
etc)
Not common app. Application link below:

https://weblogin.asu.edu/cas/login?service=https%3A%2F
%2Fscholarships.asu.edu%2Fmcfscholarship%2Fapp%3Fdestination%3Dnode
%2F4216#
It may also be accessed from the link below. The application for 2014/15
academic year will open in August.
https://scholarships.asu.edu/mcfscholarship?destination=node/4112
Clarify commitments on the student for the scholarship
Students must demonstrate a desire to go back to Africa and give back at some
point after studies. However, students may wish to further their studies from
undergraduate before going back to Africa.
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements
Minimum 6.0 on IELTS with no band below 5.5, Some but not all programs may
require SAT scores with minimum CR 550
- All English proficiency requirements may vary according to program
Link: https://students.asu.edu/international/future/undergrad

Interview process
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other
Location of interview
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y/N
Name of interviewer
Questions asked

Financial aid application process


They have a varied range of options, including loans, grants. But 100% needbased financial aid is rare, especially for international students.

Offer
Conditions
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated

Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?


_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise

Completed by: Nkole Chisanga

Date: 09/06/14

Duke University
See main Duke entry. If admitted and awarded a scholarship, African students
will be awarded the MasterCard scholarship.

Earth University
Name of institution: EARTH university (Escuela de Agricultura de la
Regin Tropical Hmeda)
Contact name .... Julius Mbuga ......................................................
Position .... Admissions officer ...........................................................
Email ........ jmbuga@earth.ac.cr ...............................................
Alternative
contact
or
email
address............
N/A ............................................
About the university
Location: Guacimo, Limon, Costa Rica
Specialism(s): Agriculture, Natural Resources
Extra-curricular strengths: research in Agricultural sciences, agronomy,
renewable energy
International diversity: African, Latin American and Caribbean students
admitted
Other
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates: Christopher Mujabi, Uganda, 2013

Application process
Common app/paper/own system
Specific requests for information and deadlines (eg Mid-Year reports by
certain times): deadline for Latin American students: 1st June
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles: Three recommendations needed
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible eg number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc) and application process:
Mastercard foundation scholarships for African Students, Negotiating
fundings with Belizean Government for Belizean applicants.

_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements: Fluency in Spanish an
asset.

Interview process
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other: N/A

Location of interview: N/A


Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? Y 2013/N 1
Name of interviewer: N/A
Questions asked: N/A

Financial aid application process: Mastercard

Offer
Conditions: Students to return to home countries to become leaders and
give back to community
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated: Funding
throughout four year course. Laptop, travel, accommodation and other
expenses included

Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship? N/A


_________________________________________________________
Other
Any other points to raise: Non Spanish speakers will start Spanish
lessons in Costa Rica from September. Academic year starts in January.
All lessons are in Spanish.

Completed by: Daniel Hernandez

Date: 18/03/14

KNUST, Ghana
To be completed

Makerere University, Uganda


To be completed

McGill University, Canada


Contact name .........................................................................................
Position ...................................................................................................
Email
...........
http://webforms.mcgill.ca/servicepoint/contact.asp?
bhcp=1............................................................................................
Alternative contact or email address........................................................
About the university
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Specialism(s): Medicine, Law, Architecture, Engineering.
Extra-curricular strengths: Ice Hockey
International diversity: 25%
Other:
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates: None
Application process:
Applicants have to follow the guide on http://www.mcgill.ca/applying
1. Specific requests for information and deadlines (eg Mid-Year reports

by certain times): Application deadline February 1


Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles:
The following link provides minimum IB grades accepted for different courses:
http://www.mcgill.ca/applying/admissionsguide/standards/ib.
A rsum, a personal statement, and letters of recommendation must also be
submitted in support of the application.
Availability of MasterCard scholarships and financial aid (please be as
specific as possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who
is eligible to apply, needs blind financial aid etc) and application
process:
Where can students apply from Students may apply from anywhere
What is included in the scholarship:
What is the process for applying (is it within the Common App system,
etc): Scholarships and Student Aid Office
Clarify commitments on the student for the scholarship: Commitments
vary for each scholarship. More can be found at the Scholarships and Student

Aid website.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements: Both SAT tests and IELTS
are required. Requirements can only be found after starting the process.

Interview process: In some cases, interviews may actually be required.


However, they cannot be a disadvantage to applicants who do not get the
opportunity.
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other: Admissions Officer,
Associate Dean, or Program Director
Location of interview:
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? No
Name of interviewer: N/A
Questions asked: N/A
Financial aid application process: Scholarships and Student Aid Office
Offer:
Conditions:
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
_________________________________________________________
Completed by: Audrey N. Koti
Date: 09/06/14

Michigan State University


Contact name: Erika Greeley
Position: MasterCard Admissions Officer, International Admissions Counselor
Email: greeley@msu.edu
Alternative contact or email address: adms@msu.edu

About the university:


MSU is home to one of the most talented, creative, and hardworking student
communities youll find. Students come from all 50 states and more than 130
countries. They win championship titles and some of the worlds most prestigious
academic awards. And there are more than 600 student organizations and 200
academic programs to explore.
Location: Michigan State
Specialism(s): Engineering
Extra-curricular strengths
Good in a variety of sports.
International diversity: Diverse student body from 130 countries
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and date
N/A

Application process:
paper/own system
Submit through Pestalozzi counsellor except for SAT/ILETS scores that you send
directly to Michigan
Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year reports by
certain times)
University Application: 15 January
MasterCard Application: 15 January
Interviews for final MasterCard Applicants: 25 March
Results: 1 April
Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles
Michigan Application:
MasterCard: volunteering back to the society
Leadership
Extracurricular
Availability of scholarships and financial aid (please be as specific as
possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is eligible to
apply, needs blind financial aid etc.) and application process
Scholarship name - MasterCard
Availability of scholarship: about 20
Need blind scholarship
NB: To be considered for MC you have to be admitted to Michigan State
University and then MC will consider you for the scholarship. Only Africans are
eligible

Application Process
Michigan has its own application process which is found on the website.
MasterCard had a separate application form which can be downloaded from the
website after filling in this; upload it on your student portal
Both applications should be in by the 15th
_________________________________________________________
SAT
SAT
SAT
SAT

1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements


1 or ILETS required.
1 reading should be above 480
2 not required but recommended

Interview process: One interview for MasterCard finalists around early March
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other: Telephone
Location of interview: N/A
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? No
Name of interviewer: N/A
Questions asked N/A
Financial aid application process
MasterCard had a separate application form which can be downloaded from the
website after filling in this; upload it on your student portal
Deadline: 15 January

Offer Conditions: To maintain academic grades


Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
Full scholarship plus visa
Why do you think you were awarded the scholarship?
_________________________________________________________
Other
Michigan and MCF are separate entities. You apply to both. Getting a place in
Michigan is not a guarantee that you have the MasterCard Scholarship its just
the first step.
Any other points to raise

NOTE: Supplementary Essay Titles and Interview Questions are likely to change
on a year on year basis

Completed by: Nigel, Claire, and Rachel

Date: 19/02/14

Stanford University
See entry in main guide. The following is some additional information on the
MasterCard scholarship.
Availability of MasterCard scholarships and financial aid (please be as
specific as possible eg number, specific scholarships to apply for, who is
eligible to apply, needs blind financial aid etc) and application process
Easy
Where can students apply from UK or home country
Both but better chances from home.
What is included in the scholarship
It covers all your full attendance costs and also you carry your financial aid with
you when you go for study abroad.
What is the process for applying (is it within the Common App system,
etc)
It is within the common app and you dont need any interview. They will inform
you if you have being accepted to the university and also got the MasterCard
scholarship.

Clarify commitments on the student for the scholarship


For Stanford MasterCard, you can stay in the US for as long as you like but you
need to show commitment to give back to the community and also you actually
need to give back to your community for your own benefit.

Completed by Timothy Mazai

Date June 2014

University of British Columbia (UBC),


Canada
There is currently only limited availability of information on the application
process. The application opens in August and is specific to UBC.

Eligibility
Applicants must be citizens and residents of a Sub-Saharan country

Applicants must be nominated by their school or organisation which can fill in a


nomination package downloaded from the college website below

How to apply
In addition to the separate MCF application, applicants must fill in an online UBC
application

https://account.you.ubc.ca/ubc/apply/apply_now.ezc
SATS not required but recommended if the student has done them, IELTS are given as
much weight.

Not much information about the MasterCard for fall 2015/16 until 8th of August.

CONTACT: info@mastercardfdn.org

Deadline early December.

University of Toronto, Canada


Only limited availability of information on the application process currently
as applications arent currently open. University of Toronto has its own
application process.
Eligibility
Students have to be citizens and residents of a Sub-Saharan country

University all offer MCF at undergraduate.

How to apply
Complete an application package (download it from college website) below and send
it by email.

http://www.cie.utoronto.ca/Programs/The-MasterCard-Foundation-ScholarsProgram/Eligibility-and-How-to-Apply.htm
Further details on the detail about the offer, please follow the link below.

http://www.cie.utoronto.ca/Programs/The-MasterCard-Foundation-ScholarsProgram/About-the-Program.htm
Does not require SATS but applicants should present a certificate depending on
country to show proficiency in English.

Deadline early December.

Intake rate
U o T admits between 10 22 MasterCard Scholars.

Wellesley College
To be completed

University of Cape Town


To be completed

Other MasterCard Universities with


affiliations to other organisations

Africa University
Agnes Scott College, womens college.
Quest University

Africa University
Contact
name
........Dr
E
Gwaradzimba.................................................................................
Position
.........Dean
of
Students..........................................................................................
Email
.......
dos@africau.edu..........................................................................................
Alternative
contact
or
email
address........(+263)
0712
631
285................................................
About the university
Location: Mutare, Zimbabwe
Specialism(s): None
Extra-curricular strengths: Debate
International diversity: 40%
Other:
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates: None
Application process:
Application
form
available
http://www.africau.edu/onlineapp.html

for

download

at

1. Specific requests for information and deadlines (eg Mid-Year reports

by certain times):
Official transcript(s) from High School or each college

Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles:

Personal Essay (one page autobiography, to include a statement of


why you chose Africa University

Two (2) letters of recommendation

Counsellor's Statement Form

Medical Exam form completed by Medical Doctor or Medical Examiner

Availability of MasterCard scholarships and financial aid (please be as


specific as possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who
is eligible to apply, needs blind financial aid etc) and application
process:

AU offers need-blind financial aid but only to those performing very well.
Financial aid is only offered from second year onwards and not in first year.
Scholarships are usually handled through the Universitys Development Office in
Nashville (U.S.A.). Different organizations, churches and individuals set up
scholarships which are awarded to deserving applicants, who must also satisfy
any special criteria that may be set by the benefactor.(e.g. it may be required
that the recipient be of a specified gender or in a specified Faculty or from a
specified country.) Scholarships awarded may cover full fees for the recipient or
may be partial, covering only specified fees . Scholarships are co-funded by

MasterCard Foundation and Akwanya.


Where can students apply from Students may apply from anywhere
What is included in the scholarship: Financial aid covers full tuition fees.
Scholarship package may vary according to student performance. Personal
expenses may not be fully covered.
What is the process for applying (is it within the Common App system,
etc): Application form available for completion and submission online.
Clarify commitments on the student for the scholarship:
Students have to maintain high C.G.P.A scores.
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements:
Not mentioned.
Interview process: None
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other: N/A
Location of interview: N/A
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? N/A
Name of interviewer: N/A
Questions asked: N/A
Financial aid application process:
Applicants should get the financial aid application form from the Financial Aid
Officer, Academic Affairs Office in their second year. Students also need to submit
forms supporting their financial stance.
Offer:
The offer is based on performance; well performing students get more aid than
their counterparts.
Conditions:
Students receiving financial assistance are required to work as a token of
appreciation for the award.
Financial aid
_________________________________________________________
Completed by: Audrey N. Koti
Date: 09/06/14

Agnes Scott College


Contact
name
...Kathleen
Head......................................................................................
Position
.....Admission
Counsellor..............................................................................................
Email
................
admission@agnesscott.edu............................................................................
...........
Alternative contact or email address........................................................
About the university
Location: Georgia, USA
Specialism(s): Liberal Arts College
Extra-curricular strengths: Softball
International diversity: Students are from 30 different countries.
Other: Womens college
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates: None
Application process: Common Application
2. Specific requests for information and deadlines (e.g. Mid-Year

reports by certain times): Midyear reports (when available).

Any things they are specifically looking for in the application including
supplementary essays and titles:

Agnes Scott Supplement

Teacher Evaluation Form

Secondary School Report

Official high school transcript

Availability of MasterCard scholarships and financial aid (please be as


specific as possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who
is eligible to apply, needs blind financial aid etc) and application
process:
Agnes Scott College offers merit-based and need-based aid. They have a number
of merit-based scholarships with some that cover full costs.
Where can students apply from Not specified

What is included in the scholarship: Need-based aid may include:

Federal Pell Grant

Federal SEOG Grant

ASC Grant

Federal Work-Study

Subsidized Stafford Loan

What is the process for applying (is it within the Common App system,
etc):
Common App
Clarify commitments on the student for the scholarship: Not specified
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements: SAT 1 and/or IELTS
required.
Interview process: Not mentioned
Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other:
Location of interview:
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? No
Name of interviewer:
Questions asked:
Financial aid application process: Applicants must complete the FASFA by
February 15.
Offer:
Conditions:
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
_________________________________________________________
Completed by: Audrey N. Koti
Date: 09/06/14

Quest University
Contact
name
....Bradley
Klees ...................................................................................
Position
....Admissions
Counsellor
(International
students)..............................................................................................
Email
........
bradley.klees@questu.ca...............................................................................
................
Alternative
contact
or
email
address.....
admissions@questu.ca...................................................
About the university
Location: Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
Specialism(s): Quest offers only one degree, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences.
Extra-curricular strengths: Soccer and Basketball
International diversity: 14%
Other:
_________________________________________________________
Pestalozzi alumni and dates: None
Application process:
In addition to a completed application form , you must also submit
and/or complete the following:
High school transcript: Ask your guidance office to mail a
current official transcript directly to Quest. Electronic copies are
also accepted by email if sent directly from your guidance office.
Read more about our academic requirements .
Original piece of work: This is up to you - include a portfolio,
photography sample, artwork, video, research project, another
piece of writing (e.g., something you wrote for school), music
CD, etc
3. Specific requests for information and deadlines (eg Mid-Year reports

by certain times): September 1 (Spring term application)

Any things they are specifically looking for in the application


including supplementary essays and titles: See the five essay
choices . Essays must be a minimum of 300 and maximum of 500
words.
Availability of MasterCard scholarships and financial aid (please be as
specific as possible e.g. number, specific scholarships to apply for, who
is eligible to apply, needs blind financial aid etc) and application
process: AKWANYA
Where can students apply from Not mentioned
What is included in the scholarship: Financial Aid will not exceed
the cost of tuition , which means student must be able to demonstrate
they can, at the very least, cover the cost of room and board .

What is the process for applying (is it within the Common App system,
etc): Spring 2015 Scholarship & Financial Aid Application [PDF, 115
KB]
Clarify commitments on the student for the scholarship:
_________________________________________________________
SAT 1, SAT 2, IELTS and academic requirements: Optional
Interview process:

Interview by Admissions office/alumni/Skype/other: Your


admission counsellor will contact you to arrange an interview
time. Interviews are conducted either in person, by phone, or
through peer-to-peer internet programs such as Skype.
Location of interview:
Admissions officers visited Pestalozzi? No
Name of interviewer: N/A
Questions asked: N/A
Financial aid application process:
Other International Students: a copy of your parents', and your
own (if applicable) most recent income tax information, an income
statement from an employer, or other documentation relevant to the
application form.
Offer:
Conditions: Financial Aid will not exceed the cost of tuition , which
means student must be able to demonstrate they can, at the very
least, cover the cost of room and board .
Financial aid what is included and what can be negotiated
______________________________________________________
Completed by: Audrey N. Koti
Date: 09/06/14