Fulbright Master’s Degree Fellowship for Citizens of Afghanistan in USA, 2018-2019

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Applications are invited for Fulbright Master’s Degree Fellowship for 2018-2019 academic year. Citizens of Afghanistan are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue Master degree programme.

Study Subject: The U.S. Embassy in Kabul is especially interested in supporting the following fields of study for Master’s degrees:

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Science
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Crop Sciences
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Gender Studies
  • Geology
  • Journalism
  • Language Teaching
  • Mathematics
  • Mental Health
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Technology
  • Urban Planning
  • Engineering

Scholarship Award: The Fulbright Graduate Fellowship pays for up to two years of graduate study in the United States to earn an MA, MS, MBA/MPA, LLM or similar graduate degree. Fellows receive a tuition grant for their coursework and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses at their host institution. Fellows also receive round trip transportation and health benefits.

Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Applicants must be citizens of Afghanistan and currently residing in Afghanistan.
  • Applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree (first university) by February 28, 2017 and a strong academic background as demonstrated by their academic transcripts. Please note that if you have a three-year bachelor’s degree from any country, you are required to have at least a one-year Master’s/post-baccalaureate diploma in order to qualify.
  • Applicants must score a minimum of 75 on the Internet-based TOEFL exam and submit their score with their Fulbright application.
  • Applicants must submit two application essays (a Personal Statement and a Statement about Study Research Objectives) with clear goals, well-reasoned statements describing why they selected the academic field of study and how their academic plans contribute to their long-term professional goals.
  • Applicants must present three letters of recommendation from their professors and/or employers (usually two from professors and one from an employer).

Nationality: Citizens of Afghanistan are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree (first university) by February 28, 2017 and a strong academic background as demonstrated by their academic transcripts.

English language Requirements: Students must be proficient in English.

Test Requirements: The GRE is not required when applying for Fulbright Graduate or Doctoral programs. However, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test is required for Fulbright finalists, after their selection by the Fulbright panel.  The US Embassy will arrange and pay for one session of the test to be locally administered (in Afghanistan) for all the finalist applicants.  In the event a finalist cannot attend the US Embassy sponsored tests in Afghanistan, the finalist may take the test at his/her own expense at another location.  Please note, it is very important to receive a high score on the GRE (or GMAT for business school candidates) if you hope to be placed in a good program in the U.S.  Generally, the minimum requirement for university placement is 150 Verbal, 150 Quantitative (Math), and 4 in Analytical Writing (although the basic requirements for each section/component vary by field and institution).

Master Scholarships

How to Apply: Submit Your Application Package to KabulScholarshipInfo-at-state.gov. Interested applicants must submit a complete application by February 28, 2017 at 11:59 PM (Kabul local time).  The complete application package must be attached in one single e-mail message to KabulScholarshipInfo-at-state.gov

  • One Word editable version of the application;
  • Three letters of recommendation from the applicant’s professors and/or employers (two from professors and one from an employer is recommended)
  • Two application essays (a Personal Statement and Study Research Objectives); and
  • One PDF file that includes the entire application and the aforementioned supporting documents.

Additional Requirement for the PhD Program:  Applicants must

  • Have completed a Master’s degree by February 28, 2017; and
  • Submit a professional writing sample (10-15 pages, in the anticipated field of study).

Application Form

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is February 28, 2017.

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