The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) has announced the opening of the 2022 Fulbright Student competition.
The prestigious Fulbright Program is the flagship academic scholarship program of the U.S. Department of State and is offered in 160 countries.
Since 2005, Pakistan’s Fulbright Program is the world’s largest in terms of financial contribution from the U.S. Government.
The Government of Pakistan, through the Higher Education Commission (HEC), has also provided generous support. Every year approximately 100 Pakistanis begin master’s programs, and another 50 begin PhD studies on Fulbright scholarships at leading U.S. universities.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright program, which has been operating in Pakistan for 71 years.
The Pakistan Fulbright Student Program fully funds graduate degree study, including tuition, maintenance, insurance, and air travel.
On completing their degrees, returning Fulbright participants contribute to Pakistan’s development and growth by teaching at Pakistani universities, or otherwise engaging in important civic and government service.
The scholarship is merit-based, but merit is defined broadly and not restricted to grades and test scores.
The application form is available online at www.usefp.org, and the application deadline is June 09, 2021. This year the Graduate Record Examination (GRE General) will be required of all applicants, and the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) requirement set for last year has been removed.
“The U.S. government is very proud of its long partnership with Pakistan in promoting higher education for its citizens, and the Fulbright program is a highlight of this partnership,” said U.S. Embassy Chargé d’affaires Angela P. Aggeler. “In particular, it is very important to us that Fulbright students represent the rich diversity of Pakistan. For this reason, we strongly encourage women, people with disabilities, and students from rural and underrepresented areas to apply.”