Fulbright Scholarship

Fulbright Scholarship

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is administered by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. All Foreign Student Program applications are processed by these offices.

Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. Please use the drop-down menu here to find information about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines.

If your country is not listed there, you are not eligible to apply.

Offered Since: 1946

Number of Awards:

Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.

Type: Masters and PhD degree (also non-degree postgraduate studies)

Target group:

International students from 155 countries around the world

Scholarship value:

Generally, the grant funds tuition, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance, etc. The Fulbright program provides funding for the duration of the study.

See the official website and country specific websites for the complete list of scholarship benefits.

Application Deadline: varies per country, however on a general note, it is usually from February to May annually of the preceding year you wish to study.

Offered annually? Yes

To be taken at (country): All accredited USA Universities and Academic Institutions.

Duration of Scholarship: The whole duration of the study, research or non-degree program – usually one year or more

Eligibility:

Citizens of more than 155 countries worldwide, including countries in Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, The Americas, and South and Central Asia

Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. Please see the country specific websites to find information about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines.

Eligible Field of Study: The Fulbright program encourages applications from all fields, including interdisciplinary ones except medical degree program or clinical medical research.

Selection Criteria

To participate in the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, the applicant must have completed undergraduate education and hold a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.

Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. Please use the drop-down menu located on the country specific websites to find information about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines. See link below

If your country is not listed there, you are not eligible to apply.

Value of Scholarship: The Fulbright program provides funding for the duration of the study. The grant funds tuition, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance. See the official website for the exact scholarship benefits.

Application instructions:

All Foreign Student Program applications are processed by bi-national Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. Therefore, foreign students must apply through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries. Deadline varies per country but is around February to October annually.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) and the country specific websites for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website/Links:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/about/foreign-fulbright

Sponsors: USA Government

Important Notes: Note that the Institute of International Education (IIE) arranges academic placement for most Fulbright nominees and supervises participants during their stay in the United States.

All inquiries should be made to your local embassy or Fulbright Commission. For more information, see your country-specific website.

 

 

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