Fulbright Student Scholarship Program:
All qualified individuals are now invited to apply for the 2020-20222 Fulbright Student Scholarship Program, a grant to obtain a master’s degree at a university in the United States which covers a maximum of two academic years of study beginning in August 2020.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State through the Embassy of the United States of America in Lebanon, the Fulbright Program is funded by the U.S. Congress and administered by AMIDEAST for the MENA region. Originally proposed by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1945, the scholarship has become the U.S. government’s flagship program in international educational exchange. Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
A Fulbright grant includes: roundtrip airfare between Lebanon and the United States, tuition, books, health insurance, and room and board. Funding is not available to meet the expenses of Fulbright students’ dependents (spouses, children, parents, etc.).
-A competitive applicant will have excellent academic record, strong English language skills, an outstanding character, and the commitment to return to Lebanon upon completion of the program.
-Applicants must meet the following requirements:
-Must be a Lebanese citizen or a legal, long-term Palestinian resident in Lebanon.
-Must be residing in Lebanon at the time of the application.
-Cannot be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident (green card holder).
-Must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by the Lebanese Ministry of Higher Education (or will graduate with a bachelor’s degree before summer 2020).
-Has demonstrated academic excellence within his/her field of specialization.
-Will pursue a field of study benefiting Lebanese society and/or Lebanese-American relations.
-Be applying for a master’s degree in any field of study except dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, or other clinical fields (nursing administration is permitted).
-Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply, but priority will be given to fields of study in: humanities, social sciences, political science, public administration, journalism, urban planning, rural and economic development, entrepreneurship, gender studies, geotechnical engineering or other fields that are not available in Lebanon.
-Must be proficient in English and/or able to attend a Long-Term English (LTE) program prior to the start of the study program.
Submission deadline for application and supporting documents:
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
For More Information Contact:
U.S. Embassy Beirut
Tel: 961-4- 543 600, ext: 4244;
Bazerkan Buidling, First Floor
Nejmeh Square (next to Parliament) - Beirut Central District
Phone: 01-989 901 ext 162; Email: [email protected]