The fully-funded Fulbright Scholarships are available for international students. The Fulbright Master’s and PhD Program provides funding for graduate education in the United States. These grants, funded by the US Department of State, cover tuition, required textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance.
|Master’s degree, PhD, FLTA
|Tuition Fees, Living costs, Salaries
|Varies according to the program
|Varies according to program and country
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Fulbright Foreign Student Program
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program brings international graduate students, young professionals, and artists to the United States to study and conduct research. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is available in over 160 countries worldwide. Each year, approximately 4,000 foreign students are awarded Fulbright scholarships.
Master’s Degree Program
Eligible candidates for the Master’s degree program will have a four-year Bachelor’s degree or a Bachelor’s and Master’s combination totaling 16 years of formal education from an accredited university. Recent graduates are strongly encouraged to apply, except for MBA and Public Policy/Administration applicants, who must have two years of work experience.
PhD Degree Program
Eligible applicants for the PhD degree program will have a Master’s, M.Phil, or comparable degree (a minimum of 18 years of formal education) from an accredited university. Candidates with work experience in teaching, research, or the public sector are highly preferred.
Fulbright Scholarship Coverage
Fulbright Scholarships are fully funded. These grants cover tuition, airfare, required textbooks, a living stipend, and health insurance. USEFP also assists with the visa process.
Except for clinical medicine, all academic disciplines are eligible for master’s and PhD programs. All applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE General). A minimum score of 145 is required on each section of the GRE examination under the new scoring system, with a higher score on the section most relevant to your field of study. Applicants must also be highly fluent in both spoken and written English. All selected candidates must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
How to Apply
To apply for Master’s and PhD degree programs visit the official website. Select your country to apply for scholarships through the US Embassy.
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the United States Department of State sponsors the Fulbright FLTA Program. The Fulbright FLTA Program, a component of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, supports teaching assistantships in more than 35 languages at hundreds of higher education institutions across the United States to enhance Americans’ understanding of foreign cultures and languages. For application details, go to Apply if you’re a recent college graduate from outside the United States or a young teacher hoping to apply to be a Fulbright FLTA.
For the Fulbright Scholarships, applications are accepted each year in January/February, with a deadline of around April/May. The application and interview process will last until September, with the results being announced in mid-October.
How To Apply
For the Fulbright Scholarship, the eligibility and selection procedures for programs vary greatly by country. Please use the link below to learn more about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility requirements and application instructions.
Go here for more details about the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program.