2012-04-05 02:20:00


APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED for the 2013-2015 Fulbright Foreign Student Program

This prestigious and competitive scholarship program, launched by the U.S. Congress and the late U.S. senator William J. Fulbright in 1946, allows outstanding students worldwide to study at U.S. universities to further their academic and professional careers as well as to promote international cultural understanding. The scholarship will fund up to two years of study at the Master’s degree level at a U.S. university starting in the Fall of 2013. All disciplines and academic fields of study are available under this program, with the exception of medicine and other clinical studies. Those Iraqis with an outstanding academic record, both men and women and from all parts of Iraq, are urged to apply using the online system described below. As many as 35 scholarships can be awarded in Iraq.

Participation in the Fulbright program is an opportunity for exceptional Iraqi students to experience life in the United States first-hand. Iraqi Fulbright students also have the opportunity to share Iraq's rich culture with Americans and to serve as "student ambassadors," both in the classroom and in everyday life. The Fulbright program in Iraq seeks to develop future leaders in all fields and to contribute to the educational goals of both countries. This program directly supports the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement. The Fulbright Selection Committee, comprised of U.S. officials and Iraqis, nominates candidates for this program.

Applicants must:

  • Be Iraqi citizens who are resident in Iraq and demonstrate a clear commitment to return to Iraq at the conclusion of their program.
  • Be in possession of an undergraduate degree that is equivalent to a U.S. four-year undergraduate degree.
  • Be proficient in English with the ability to score at least an 80 on the Internet-Based TOEFL exam (equivalent to a 550 on the Paper-Based TOEFL exam). Candidates should be prepared to take the TOEFL exam at any time during the selection process.

Write their personal statement themselves, without copying from the Internet or any other source. Such copying is considered plagiarism and applicants will be disqualified as a result

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