Tuesday, March 5, 2024

US Announces Fully Funded Fulbright Scholarships for Pakistani Students

The 2025 Fulbright Scholarship Program, facilitated by the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP), invites applications from Pakistani students. Supported by the US Department of State, this initiative encompasses Fulbright Masters and Ph.D. programs, providing comprehensive financial coverage. Successful candidates receive support for tuition, required textbooks, airfare, living stipend, and health insurance. This holistic approach aims to remove financial barriers, enabling scholars to focus on their academic pursuits. The program not only fosters educational exchange but also promotes cultural understanding between the United States and Pakistan. Aspiring individuals can seize this opportunity to pursue advanced degrees, broaden their perspectives, and contribute to global academic collaboration. The Fulbright Scholarship Program stands as a testament to diplomatic efforts in fostering educational ties and nurturing future leaders.

The Fulbright scholarship in Pakistan welcomes academically accomplished citizens committed to serving their country. Particularly encouraging applications from women, individuals with disabilities, and those in specified regions. All disciplines, excluding clinical medicine, are eligible. However, dual U.S./Pakistan nationals and applicants with close U.S. ties, including family relationships and current Fulbright awardees, are ineligible. Additionally, employees/contractors of Fulbright, U.S. Department of State, or USAID, along with their family members, cannot apply. Previous Fulbright awardees and individuals currently studying in the U.S. or holding specific visas elsewhere are also ineligible. The program aims to foster diverse talent dedicated to Pakistan’s development.

Eligibility for the Master’s program requires a four-year Bachelor’s degree or a combination of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees totaling 16 years from an accredited university. For the Ph.D. program, candidates need a Master’s, M.Phil, or equivalent degree, indicating a minimum of 18 years of formal education from an accredited university. This distinction ensures that Master’s applicants have a solid academic foundation, while Ph.D. candidates possess advanced education and research experience, aligning with the program’s academic requirements.

To submit a comprehensive application, candidates must provide an application form, three reference letters, and a GRE score report. Scanned transcripts are required, accompanied by a grading scale explanation from the degree-issuing university. While documents attested by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) are preferred, those attested by the issuing authority will be accepted during the application process. This ensures a thorough and standardized assessment of academic qualifications for consideration in the selection process.

Prospective candidates eligible for the 2025 Fulbright Scholarship Program can submit applications through the USEFP’s website. The application deadline is set for February 28, 2024.

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