New Student Information
Last Updated April 14th, 2016

Please be advised that our office receives a high volume of emails and phone calls during the release of the scholarship list. We will respond to email inquiries in two (2) to three (3) days. Please do not send repeat emails as it creates further delay. Please allow seven (7) to fourteen (14) business days for our office to complete your request. We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this process.

Students, please read the following very carefully. It may answer any questions you have:

  • New scholarship students: Each Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) student is assigned to a placement advisor based on the first letter of their first name. If your first name begins with:
  • Special Sponsors: Undergraduate students sponsored by the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET), Civil Service Commission (CSC), Kuwait Petroleum Company (KPC), Higher Council for Disabled Affairs (HCHA), Prime Minister Al Sheikh Jaber, Prime Minister Al Sheikh Naser, and Private MOHE-Supervised, please contact Lupe Molina at
  • Graduate students (Master’s and Doctorate degrees): Please contact Mollie Yee at
  • Private Unsupervised students: Please contact Rola Chehade at
  • Access To Your File: In order to complete all of your requests, our office must be able to view your file in the Ministry’s Online Academic System and Dayrah e-Services website. Kindly ensure to log in to your student account at and assign your file to the Los Angeles Cultural Office.
  • Authentication Request: If you are contacting us to request an I-20 authentication (approval), please ensure to email a copy of your passport, admission letter, and first page of your I-20 to your placement advisor.
  • Financial Support Letter Request: If you applied on your own to an English Language or AcademicProgram and you are contacting us to request a Financial Support Letter, please forward the email that you received from the school confirming that your application was received along with a copy of your passport. Kindly ensure that the name of the school/program and the term that you applied for are provided in your email. Our office will submit a financial support letter directly to the school within 7-10 business days of receiving your complete request.
  • Registration Instructions: If you are a scholarship or private supervised student who has just arrived in the United States and would like to register with our office, please email your complete registration documents to your placement advisor. A list of all documents required for registration can be found here.

Again, to avoid further delays, please DO NOT send repeat emails. Inquiries will be responded to on a first come first serve basis. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience during this process. Please be assured that we will reply to you as soon as we finalize the registration of our students. We appreciate your understanding and continuing support.

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