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Fulbright Graduate Fellowship Program for Citizens of Afghanistan in USA, 2018-2019

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 Fulbright Graduate Fellowship Program for citizens of Afghanistan to pursue a fully-funded Master’s degree in the United States.

Applications are invited for the Fulbright graduate fellowship program available for Afghan citizens. For the 2018-2019 program, as many as 65 graduate fellowships may be available.

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Selected candidates may be required to travel to the U.S. as early as January 2018 for pre-academic Intensive English Program, or as late as the start of the academic year in late summer 2018.

Application Deadline: Closed


  • Applicants must be citizens of Afghanistan and currently reside/live in Afghanistan.
  • Fellowships are awarded for Master’s level graduate studies in almost any field of study. Successful fellows can earn an MA, MS, MBA/MPA, LLM, MPH or similar degree. Medical degrees (other than Public Health or Global Medicine) or degrees in curative medicine are not available. In addition, some candidates may be eligible for additional English preparatory training.
  • Fellowships are available for Master’s level graduate studies in the United States.
  • Applicants must have a four-year bachelor degree by February 28, 2017and a strong academic background as demonstrated by their post-secondary transcripts.

How to Apply: 

  • How to apply: The mode of applying is online. While submitting your application online, please make sure to choose the 2018-2019 cycle on section 11 of the online application.
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants must present three letters of recommendation from their professors and/or employers (usually two from professors and one from an employer). Applicants should demonstrate leadership qualities — including volunteer experience and involvement in their communities. For some fields of study work experience is strongly preferred (e.g. Public Health, MBA).
  • Admission Requirements: If you have a 3-year bachelor’s degree from any country, you are required to have at least a 1-year Master’s/post-baccalaureate diploma in order to be competitive and be placed in a U.S. university.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants must score a minimum of 75 on the Internet-based TOEFL exam and submit their score with their Fulbright application. Applicants who already have a valid paper-based TOEFL score of 537 or higher can submit that score in lieu of an Internet-based score. For more information about TOEFL.


Fellows receive a tuition grant 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. These activities are excellent opportunities to network with Fulbrighters from other countries and to interact with prominent Americans across a range of professional fields.

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