Scholarship Overview

  • Country: United States
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: Participating Institutions
  • Funded by: US Government
  • Tuition Type: Full tuition
  • Degree Program: Postgraduate
  • Scholarship Amount: Living stipend, Travel, etc
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Deadline: Varies by institutions

Scholarship Benefits

The Fulbright Scholarship provides grantees with comprehensive support, including:

  • Round-trip airfare to the United States;
  • A one-time settling-in allowance;
  • A regular monthly stipend for living expenses;
  • An allowance for housing;
  • Funds for books and supplies;
  • An allowance to assist with computer-related expenses.

Additionally, the scholarship includes:

  • Basic university health insurance for primary medical coverage; and
  • The Fulbright Accident and Sickness Policy for Exchanges (ASPE) as a supplemental health benefit.


To qualify for the Fulbright Scholarship offered by the U.S. Government, candidates must adhere to the following stipulations:

  • Citizenship, national status, or permanent residency in a country outside the United States is required for applicants.
  • Candidates should be engaged in Master’s or Ph.D. studies and possess a formal endorsement from their current educational institution.
  • A distinguished academic history and proficiency in the English language are essential.
  • The initial TOEFL test must be completed by May 2024.
  • Achieving the minimum required scores on essential standardized exams is mandatory (e.g., a TOEFL score of at least 90).
  • Demonstrating strong motivation and dedication to both finishing the program on schedule and returning to one’s home country is imperative.
  • Only those with compelling research proposals that clearly detail their research goals, methods, timeline, and the reasons for pursuing their research in the United States will be considered for interviews.
  • A preference will be shown towards individuals who have not previously pursued education within the United States.

How to apply

Candidates wishing to apply should prepare to provide the following:

  • A fully filled out online application form that encompasses:
  • A research objective articulated with clarity.
  • A professional curriculum vitae.
  • Three electronic letters of recommendation that vouch for the candidate’s personal, academic, and professional qualifications, to be directly connected to the online submission.
  • Scanned student versions of academic transcripts from all attended post-secondary institutions, to be uploaded to the online application if accessible.
  • A report of TOEFL scores.

Additionally, official academic transcripts from higher education institutions must be submitted through standard postal service.

Additional Information

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program offers international graduate students, emerging professionals, and artists the opportunity to pursue studies and research in the United States. This program is active across over 160 countries globally. Each year, around 4,000 international students are awarded Fulbright scholarships.

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