Students hoping to study for their Masters and PhD in the US can achieve this through the Fulbright Foreign Students scholarship program.
The Fulbright scholarship program is an international educational exchange program designed to foster mutual understanding among nations through the educational and cultural exchange. The Fulbright scholarship is awarded irrespective of applicant’s race, colour, national origin, sex, age, religion, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Fulbright Scholarship offers financial support for tuition, textbooks, airfare, health insurance, visa fees, a computer, and a stipend for living expenses. Students of all academic disciplines can apply for the Fulbright Program except for clinical medicine.
FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The Fulbright scholarship was led by the United States in partnership with 160 countries. Students from the 160 countries are eligible for this scholarship.
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Eligibility criteria for international students varies based on your home country.
Ability to speak English is however a necessary requirement irrespective of your home country.
FULBRIGHT APPLICATION PROCESS
Application process for the Fulbright scholarship program is dependent on the application process of your home country. But there are certain general application processes for the Fulbright scholarship program.
These are necessary requirements to take note of.
Your online application which includes:
- A clearly written research objective.
- Professional resume.
- Three letters of reference specifying the personal, academic and professional competence of the candidate (submitted electronically and attached to the online application).
- Student copy of academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended should be scanned and attached to the online application if available.
- TOEFL score report.
HOW TO APPLY FOR FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP
Since Fulbright scholarship applications are processed by bi-national Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or the US embassies, applicants are advised to contact them for details on the deadline, eligibility criteria, and application procedures.
Make sure to select your country from the list to apply for the Fulbright Scholarship.
After selecting your country, visit the United States Educational Foundation website for your country.
The application process is completed online by creating an account on the official website.
Fulbright Scholarship accepts up to 4000 international students each year and it is fully merit based.
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