Fulbright scholarship – All you wanted to know

Fulbright scholarship – All you wanted to know

Fulbright scholarship programs are very prestigious and are awarded to only the brightest candidates. The eligibility criteria of the application procedure are also very strict and specific. The main reason behind this is that the selected and awarded scholars have to travel to more than 125 countries to lecture and for accomplishment of academic research programs. There are different types of scholarship programs under this and depending on the requirement and eligibility of the candidate, the selection is made. At the same time, the applicant has to meet all the requirements and expectations of the scholarship program.

The first thing that is considered is only citizens of the United States are eligible to apply. There are many clauses in this condition also and if you are interested to apply for this scholarship, you will have to go through the details and see whether you are eligible or not. The next thing is that the applicant must have at least a bachelor’s degree in any field of education. However, students with doctoral degree are not eligible. He must be fluent in the foreign language. Fullbright teachers must be fluent in English.

Candidates applying for Fulbright scholarship program must have some teaching experience also. The only thing is that there is no minimum GPA required to apply for this scholarship program. If you are applying for some research program, your proposal must include all educational details and professional objectives. You must also mention what the world community will benefit from your research work once it is completed. In addition to all this, the applicant has to provide a medical certificate that must be from a licensed doctor proving that the applicant is mentally and physically sound.

If you find yourself fulfilling all the eligibility criteria, you must visit the Fulbright website and submit the application form there. Along with it, you need to complete references and essays as well as any supporting document if asked. There are two main categories of Fulbright scholarship program – research and study. You can apply for any one or both the categories. You will receive either full or partial financial support through this program.



7 Responses to “Fulbright scholarship – All you wanted to know”

  1. Rida says:

    I’ve heard about the Full Bright scholarship program but didn’t know much about it. I feel it can offer a great learning experience for the lucky ones. you mentioned here that the scholarship is only available for US citizens, however i believe it is also available for students in Pakistan and other countries. Please do elaborate this further..thanx

  2. Faisal Mahmood says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am Faisal Mahmood from Pakistan. I have completed my B.Sc.Chemical Engineering from University of the Punjab Lahore by scoring CGPA 3.82 out of 4.I want to continue my study in a good reputed institute so that i can enhance my knowledge and expertise in this field. I believe that your institution able to help me by providing scholarship fund in realizing my dreams in areas of my profession. I am looking forward to hearing your response soon. I am waiting for your kind respond.

    THANK YOU

    Regards,
    Faisal Mahmood
    engr_faisal.murad@yahoo.com

  3. Shizue Goldrick says:

    I am very thankful to this topic because it really gives great information .~`

  4. Tahir Akram says:

    I have doubt on no minimum GPA requirement on Fulbright.

  5. Karen Mae says:

    I’ve heard about the Full Bright scholarship program but didn’t know much about it. I feel it can offer a great learning experience for the lucky ones. you mentioned here that the scholarship is only available for US citizens, however i believe it is also available for students in Philippines or other country.I hope for your response.thank you and godbless

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