U.S.A: Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarships Program for Postgraduates Studies in American Universities, 2017/2018

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Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarships Program for Masters, PhD and non-degree postgraduate studies to study at USA Universities. Scholarship is open for approximately 4,000 international students of more than 155 countries worldwide.

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

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: 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.

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

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

About 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 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.

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.

Offered Since: 1946

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

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

  • 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.

Number of Scholarships: The number of awards varies per country, but approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.

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.

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

How to Apply: All applications to the Foreign Student Program 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.

Visit scholarship webpage for details

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.



  • Hi, am seriously in need of this scholarship because it’s my only hope. it will be a great honour if u consider my request.

  • Hello dear, I am Mr. Yeshiwas G. From Ethiopia which is a developing country of Africa. Since I was born from a poor family, everything has been passing me. I am telling the truth, even though the last time was escaped from me without doing the tangible things, I have the big dream to do for the future. Therefore you know I can’t afford to pay for scholarship. I am greatly sensitive to get your support to come and study there with your kindly willingness, I hope you will consider that and give me an offer MSc. in your School of Engineering by Mechanical Engineering field. Furthermore some of most my identity seems like the following:-
    I graduated from Debremarkos University by Bachelor Degree in Mechanical (Design Stream) engineering. I scored or ranked 3.62 of 4.00 CGPA according to my academic achievement of my last completed degree and I have six (6) certificates including thesis project certificate which were rewarded to me from different sectors in case of my research potential in my field of study. Currently I am working in Haramaya University, Institute of Technology as Assistant Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering Department. (email-yeshiwas82@gmail.com, phone-+251921575875/+251983370623)
    With great regards

  • I want full funding and full time scholarship,so please I have BA Degree at English language and literature so I want to study my MA Degree at English language and literature

  • I want to get a scholarship as i got a master degree in teaching English as a foreign language…so i need a scholarship push forward…i also i have a bachelor in international law…i am looking forward to reading from you …Mohamed Victor Camara

  • Hello dear, My name is Daniel Kurabachew, i am from east africa developing country, Ethiopia.i am graduated from Bahir Dar institute of technology in the filed of Mechanical Engineering. i am wondering if i get this scholars.i have highly interesting to go with my professions.please help me to improve my knowledge. Thank you!!!

  • i am an Ethiopian chemist that i have a first degree in chemistry before 4 years ago. I have already learn t my degree in painful challenging ways because my parents are not educated and they are farmers so that i am the only way that i broke the challenged chain to entered university.I was excellent student at elementary level and high school.I graduated from haramaya university so that i want to learn climatology metro logy or climate and atmospheric chemistry.I have a vision to this world climate change.So those you who wants to help me and consider me you can contact me by email via northshewamolale@gmail.com


    email northshewamolale@gmail.com

  • To participate in the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, I must have completed The degree .As today I have an award of MBA with specialization of Global management . What is the next step to be apart in this chance ? I want to inform more from you to apply .

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