The 2016 Fulbright Foreign Students Scholarship is now open for application. This scholarship will be awarded to students from over 155 countries worldwide to pursue Masters, PhD and non-degree postgraduate studies at USA Universities. It will cover expenses such as tuition, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance.
The Fulbright Program for Foreign Students is administered by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. The program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The scholarships are for study towards a Master’s or PhD degree, and can also be awarded for non-degree postgraduate studies. Study and research under this program is for one or more years at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions. Approximately 4000 scholarships are awarded to students yearly.
To apply for the Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
- Qualified 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.
- Use the drop-down menu located on the country specific websites to find out the requirements for your country.
- If your country is not listed there, you are not eligible to apply.
What the scholarship covers
The scholarship will cover expenses such as tuition fees, living stipend, health insurance, textbook and airfare.
How to apply
The binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies will handle the processing of the scholarship. Applicants are advised to contact these offices in their home countries for more information on how to apply. Click here to contact the scholarship provider for more information on how to apply.
The deadline for scholarship application varies by country, but it’s usually around February to May annually of the preceding year you wish to study.