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Fulbright Graduate Fellowship Program for Afghan Students in USA, 2021

Applications are being accepted for the  Fulbright Graduate Fellowship Program for citizens of Afghanistan providing by the U.S. Embassy in the USA.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government. The Fulbright Program in Afghanistan is currently one of the largest Fulbright Programs in the world.

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It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Afghanistan. The Fulbright Program provides participants – chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential – with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

  • Course Level: Fellowships are available for master degree in the United States.
  • Study Subject(s): Any subject stream
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA


An applicant may be considered technically eligible for consideration as a Fulbright candidate if he or she meets the following minimum requirements.

  • Applicants must be citizens of Afghanistan and currently residing in Afghanistan.
  • Applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree (first university) by Spring 2021 and a strong academic background as demonstrated by their academic transcripts and references. Please note that if you have a three-year bachelor’s degree from any country with three-year degrees, for example, from some universities of India, you must either have a four-year Indian bachelor’s degree or completed an Indian master’s degree, if the bachelor’s degree is of less than four years’ duration. Applicants graduating in Fall 2021 or earlier who make it to the interview stage will be required to bring attested transcripts and diplomas to the interview; applicants graduating in Spring 2021 will be required to bring transcripts and a letter from their Registrar confirming that they are expected to graduate by May 2021.
  • Applicants must score a minimum of 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL exam or a minimum of 6.5 IELTS and submit their score with their Fulbright application.

Nationality: The students of Afghanistan can apply for these scholarships.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply:  The complete application package must be attached in one single e-mail message to [email protected]
  • One editable PDF version of the application.
  • Three academic or professional letters of recommendation; two academic and one from an employer is recommended.
  • Two application essays: 1) Personal Statement and 2) Study Research Objectives.
  • One Adobe Acrobat PDF file that includes the entire application and the aforementioned supporting documents.
  • College Admission Requirement: Applicants must hold a bachelor’s from a university in which all classes (apart from foreign language classes) were conducted in English.
  • English Language Requirement: The Embassy implements a requirement for all applicants to possess an official TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) score.


  • Fellows receive tuition grants for their coursework and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses at their host institution.
  •  Fellows also receive roundtrip transportation and health benefits.
  •  In addition, Fellows may also attend special enrichment activities throughout their program

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

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