Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2020/2021

Fulbright Foreign Student Program (Full bright Scholarship)

Fulbright Foreign Student Program (Fulbright Scholarship) asks submissions from students from all over the world to start master’s (Postgraduate) studies at any university or Academic institution of the United States of America for the academic year of 2020/2021. The Fulbright Foreign Student Programs (Full bright Scholarship) are the most prestigious scholarships and fully funded grants granted to bright students in different fields.

The U.S. Department of State supports these Fulbright Foreign Student Program (Full bright Scholarship). It is “the flagship global educational exchange program by U.S. governments and is designed to nurture mutual understanding among nations through the educational and cultural exchange.”

The scholarships are granted irrespective of the applicant’s race, national origin, color, age, religion, sex, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, disability, or gender identity.

The Fulbright scholarship program’s main objective is to give different groups of individuals in the United States institutions of education. The scholarships are granted to people from economically underprivileged groups, minorities, and allotted to those who belong to usually underrepresented backgrounds.

The Fulbright scholarship is provided by the United States of America since 1946 to thousands of international or international students of 155 countries to pursue their studies in universities of the united states. The scholarship was introduced to help creative, young, and capable international students pursue their higher-level studies with world-class research in the leading institution of the United States.

The Fulbright scholarship is merit-based provided for 2-5 years (Depending on course duration) of funding for study or research at a U.S. university. “AMIDEAST” continues to funding unlimited Fulbright scholars to experience the event of exchange and efficaciously complete their endowments in the United States.

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AMIDEAST, for over four decades, has been allocating the students from across the MENA region into the best universities all over the United States. It has been essential to the success of the Fulbright Scholarship Program, helping as a convener of academic, cultural exchange, and dialogue.

Fulbright Scholarship United States 2021 Details

  • Degree Level: Masters, PhD
  • Country: United States of America
  • Financial Coverage: Fully Funded

Available Academic Fields for Fulbright Scholarship the USA

  • All Disciplines are eligible except for clinical Medicine.
  • Students in the fields of Energy, Public Health, Water, Agriculture, Social Sciences, Journalism and Mass Communication, Education, Management including heritage conservation and museum studies, Arts and Culture, urban and regional planning, security/peace studies, environmental science/studies, and data science are strongly encouraged to apply.

Financial Coverage

The Fulbright Foreign Student Programs 2021 is a Full Free Scholarship awarded by the United States. It’s full scholarships for international students to pursue higher studies in the USA. All Expenses that will be covered are mentioned below.

  • Tuition Fee
  • Textbooks
  • Airfare
  • A living stipend
  • Health Insurance
  • Visa Fees
  • A Computer and Settling-in allowance.
  • Fulbright supports grantees to live at the same standard as most American graduate students.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A four-year Bachelor’s degree or a combination of Bachelor’s and Master’s totaling 16 years of formal education from a qualified university of the home country for the Master’s Degree program.
  • Fresh graduates are strongly encouraged to apply, but the students of MBA and Public Policy/Administration are required to submit the two years of work experience.
  • For the Ph.D. degree program, the candidate must have a Master’s, M.Phil, or similar degree (equal to a minimum of 18 years of formal education) from a recognized institution.
  • The candidates must have work experience in research, teaching, or the public sector in Pakistan, which is plus point to gain scholarship opportunity.
  • Except for clinical Medicine, all academic disciplines are eligible for both the Masters and Ph.D. programs.
  • The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is required for all applicants. A minimum score of 138 & 136 in the verbal and quantitative sections respectively needed under the new scoring system.
  • For language efficiency, Aspirants also hold a high level of fluency in spoken and written English. TOEFL, the Test of English as a Foreign Language, will be necessary to submit from all the nominated candidates.

How to Apply for Fulbright Foreign Student Program? (General Procedure)

Dear Aspirants, Please read the following step by step application procedure carefully to apply for Fulbright scholarship 2021:

Make Online Application

You have to assemble a variety of documents or materials to apply to the Fulbright program for assessing your qualification by USEFP. All these essential documents must be submitted with your online scholarship application.

Prepare Academic Transcripts and Degrees

All educational transcripts and degrees from a 4-year or its equivalent undergraduate degree are comparable programs containing ACCA or international three-year bachelor programs. The Ph.D. candidates also require to submit their M.S. or MPhil transcripts and degrees along with the application.
Those aspirants are also eligible to apply who are in the final year of their undergraduate studies. They have to submit a surety certificate that they will get their degree by December of the running year.

The USEFP investigates your submitted records from a general recognition – not merely your GPA. They consider where you went for your education, the courses that you studied and your exhibition in particular classes.
Similarly, they also consider the fact that various colleges and universities have different grading and marking system. There is no base GPA to apply, although the successful Fulbright scholars have reliable undergrad records. Undergrad marks and academics are the only factors that the Fulbright board uses to assess an applicant.

Take GRE General Test and TOFEL

You have to submit your unofficial GRE sore card that is given on the day of the test or if you received your official GRE test result card along with the application form. Every aspirant of Fullbright must request ETS for sending the official report of your test to directly USEFP (the procedure is mentioned on the Fullbright scholarship website). The decent result score of GRE general (Not GRE subject) is 315+ for Engineering and Science subjects, while 310+ is required for other subjects at the time of application.

The minimum Score of GRE required for verbal and quantitative while applying for the Fulbright is 138 and 136, respectively. But usually, accepted candidates have a GRE score in the upper percentiles. You may submit your best and high rating, If you take the GRE test multiple times, and the board of Fulbright committee will only consider that score. Moreover, at the time of submissions of application, the TOEFL is NOT required. If you are called for an interview, you will have to take the TOEFL exam, while IELTS is not acceptable.

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How to apply for full Scholarships?

Prepare Two Essays

Two essays are required when you are applying for the Fulbright scholarship program. Each article contains a minimum of 800 words and needs to be written in the space or column provided in the application form. You have to write in clear language and convey your message broadly so the panel of Fulbright can understand your world easily. Before starting your essay, you need to figure out your marketing strategy to define yourself. And for that, you need to take 4-6 weeks writing and perfecting your essay.

3 Recommendation letters for Fulbright Foreign Student Program

3 recommendation letters are required for the application process. Which maybe 3 academic reference letters, or 2 academic and 1 professional, or 2 professional and one academic letter. In short, 1 academic and 1 professional letter is a must. You referee have to fill the form, sign, stamp, and seal the package given In the application forms.

Prepare Academic Resume

A most updated and current resume should be included in the column/space provided on the scholarship application form. You do not need to have it in any particular format.

Submit Online Application

You don’t have to pay any amount at the time application submitting or any application fee for the Fulbright scholarship program. all Applications must be submitted online.

Interview

When you submit your form and the panel review, and if you are qualified for the scholarship, you may be invited to a panel interview. These decisions are made by September, and the meetings will be conducted in October. If you didn’t receive any information until October, it clearly implies that you are not selected for the scholarship program. The panel interview is said to a positive indicator of selection but not for admission.

“It is important to visit the official website (link found below) and the country-specific websites for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.”

Fulbright Scholarship 2021 deadline varies per country. But generally, it is between February to October annually.

Website

To know more about the Fulbright Foreign Student Program (Fulbright Scholarship), please visit the official website:

OFFICIAL LINK

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