Application is now open for the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan Fulbright Graduate Study Scholarship. Interested applicants are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.
About United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) and Scholarship
The governments of the United States and Pakistan founded the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan in 1950. A binational commission consisting of an equal number of Americans and Pakistanis oversees USEFP; the chair is alternated annually between the two countries. 49 “Fulbright Commissions” may be found all over the world, including USEFP.
Graduate education in the US is supported by the Fulbright Master’s and PhD Program. supported by the Department of State in the United States. These funds pay for living expenses, health insurance, travel, mandatory textbooks, and tuition. USEFP helps with the visa application procedure as well.
Details about the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan Fulbright Graduate Study Scholarship:
Scholarship Sponsor: United States Department of State/United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP)
Scholarship Value: Fully funded
Number of awards: N/A
Study level: Postgraduate
Host Institution(s): United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP)
Eligibility Criteria for United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan Fulbright Graduate Study Scholarship
Candidates who meet the requirements for the Master’s program must have completed a four-year Bachelor’s degree or a 16-year combination of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from an authorized university. Except for applicants for the MBA and public policy/administration programs, who must have two years of work experience, recent graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Eligible candidates for the Ph.D. program must hold a Master’s, M.Phil., or equivalent degree from an authorized university, or have completed at least 18 years of formal education. Candidates with prior experience working in Pakistan’s public sector, research, or teaching are strongly preferred.
All academic fields, except for clinical medicine, are eligible for both the Master’s and PhD degrees. All applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE General). The GRE now has a minimum score requirement of 145 on each subject, with a higher score required on the section most relevant to your field of study.
Additionally, candidates must be extremely proficient in both written and spoken English. All of the shortlisted applicants will need to complete the Duolingo English test.
All selected applicants must sign a contract with USEFP and, in the case of Ph.D. candidates, a bond with the HEC committing them to return to Pakistan right away following their study abroad experience and to serve the nation for the number of years equal to the duration of their scholarship program. A minimum of two years will be needed to redeem this contract, and as long as the service requirement is met, there will be no further fees.
Every year, applications are accepted in November, and submission deadlines are in February or thereabouts. The interview and application evaluation process runs through August, with the results being released in the middle of September. Following selection, there are interviews for visas until June, and the university application and placement process lasts until February. Depending on the colleges’ reporting deadlines, the departure to the United States starts in July and continues from there.
- Pakistani nationals who have excelled academically, have lived in Pakistan during the application process, and are determined to return and support their country are encouraged to apply.
- Except for clinical medicine, all disciplines are acceptable. Applications are highly welcomed from those working in the areas of energy, water, agriculture, health, education, environment, and climate change.
- Candidates for master’s programs must hold a four-year bachelor’s degree, a bachelor’s and master’s combined (16 years of formal education), or a comparable degree (18 years of formal education) from a recognized university. Candidates for doctoral programs must hold a master’s, M.Phil., or equivalent degree.
- If necessary, applicants should be ready to finish grants without accompanying dependents.
- People who are dual citizens of the United States and Pakistan or who have a spouse, parent, or child over the age of eighteen who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
- Employees or contractors of USAID, the U.S. Department of State, or the Fulbright program, as well as their parents, siblings, children, and dependents.
- Those who have previously received a Fulbright grant for any kind of degree program.
- Anyone currently enrolled in school in the United States or traveling abroad on a work, residency, or study visa.
Application Procedure for United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan Fulbright Graduate Study Scholarship
Interested and eligible applicants should log in or register here.
A complete application package includes:
- Transcripts that have been scanned and include an explanation of the degree-granting university’s grading scheme should be uploaded. Please be aware that while transcripts and degrees certified by the granting body will be accepted at the time of application, HEC-attested documents are preferred.
- An application form
- Three reference letters
- GRE score report
Applications that are not complete will not be accepted. Online submission of the application is required, together with the references and other supporting files. Note that applications submitted on paper will not be accepted. You can visit the UNEFP website for further details.
The Submission Deadline is: February 28, 2024
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