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United States Educational Foundation: Fulbright Advanced Degree Awards 2012

Fulbright Advanced Degree Awards 2012: Study for a Master’s or Ph.D. in the United States

These awards fund graduate study in the United States for a Master’s or Ph.D. degree program. The programs are funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

For the Master’s degree program, eligible candidates will have either a four-year Bachelor’s degree or a Bachelor’s and Master’s combination totaling 16 years of formal education from an accredited university. Recent graduates are strongly encouraged to apply, except for MBA applicants, who require 3 years of work experience.

For the Ph.D. degree program, eligible applicants will have a Master’s, M.Phil., or comparable degree (a minimum of 18 years of formal education) from an accredited university. It is highly desirable that Ph.D. candidates have work experience in teaching, research, or the public sector in Pakistan.

Which academic disciplines are eligible?

For both the Master’s and Ph.D. programs, all academic disciplines are eligible, except clinical medicine. Priority fields for the 2012 Fulbright advanced degree programs are:

  • Energy (all aspects including energy sciences, energy technology, policy, mining of indigenous gas, petroleum and coal resources, hydro-electric power, alternate energy resources, energy conservation, etc.)
  • Water (all aspects including hydrology, agricultural hydrology, surface hydrology, hydrogeology, drainage basin management, water quality, water resource management, effects of climate change on hydrology, etc.)
  • Agriculture

Who is eligible for these scholarships?

Pakistani citizens, residing and working in Pakistan, with strong academic histories in all disciplines except clinical medicine are welcome to apply.

In addition to academic work, persons selected for Fulbright programs are expected to share information about Pakistani life and culture with their U.S. colleagues and with community groups in the U.S. On returning to Pakistan, Fulbright grantees are expected to share their U.S. experiences with colleagues and community groups in Pakistan. Successful candidates should be poised to assume leadership positions in their fields and must be committed to returning and serving Pakistan.

When will the program begin?

Fall of 2012.

What do the grants fund?

The grants fund tuition, required textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance. USEFP also assists with the visa process.

Additional requirements?

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for all applicants. A minimum score of 300 is required on each section of the GRE examination, with a higher score on the section most applicable to your field of study. Applicants must also possess a high level of fluency in spoken and written English. Applicants will be required to bring proof of TOEFL registration with them to the interview if they are short-listed.

Please Note:

All successful candidates are required to sign a contract with USEFP and, for successful Ph.D. candidates, a bond with the HEC that binds them to return to Pakistan immediately after their program in the U.S. and serve the country for the number of years equivalent to the length of their scholarship program. This contract is redeemable on a year-for-year basis minimum of two years; as long as a person fulfills the service requirement, he or she will pay nothing.

Who is ineligible?

  • Persons with a dual U.S./Pakistan nationality or those having a spouse, parent, fiance or child over 18 years of age who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Employees of the Fulbright organization or the U.S. Department of State and their spouses, fiances, siblings, dependents, children and parents.
  • For programs funded by their agencies, employees of USAID or the HEC and their spouses, fiances, siblings, dependents, children and parents.
  • People who have a pending application for immigration to any country.
  • People who have already availed one Fulbright scholarship for any degree program.
  • Persons already studying in the U.S. or on a work/residence visa in any country.

How do I apply?

For more information and to download an application form, visit www.usefpakistan.org. A complete application package includes application form, three reference letters, GRE score report and photocopies of transcripts including an explanation of grading scale of university issuing the degree. Most recent transcript must be attested by the issuing authority or the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Original application with references and attested copies of supporting documentation along with one additional copy of the complete application must be received by the deadline at P.O. Box No. 1128, Islamabad before 04:30 pm. Please note that you cannot send application through courier to a P.O. Box address.

Application deadline for this award is May 18, 2011.

Women, minorities and persons from FATA, Gilgit/Baltistan and other remote areas, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact Details

For further information, you may please contact:

The United States Educational Foundation (USEFP)
Telephone: +92 (051) 8431300
Website: www.usefpakistan.org
E-mail: info (at) usefpakistan (dot) org

17 thoughts on “United States Educational Foundation: Fulbright Advanced Degree Awards 2012

  1. humayun ali

    i hv also done Fsc.(PRE ENG)and i m a student mechanical engineering can i apply for this full bright scholarship.

  2. hanif said

    i have done Fsc. (pre-engineering) in 2009 with 71% marks & i want to get full bright scholarship for any undergraduate degree
    my financial condition is not good to continue my studies therefore i like to get scholarship
    to re continue my studies & to secure my life & to be a role model for others

  3. Muhammad uzair

    sir, i belong to FATA (BAJAUR AGENCY) currently studying at University of veterinary and animal sciences lahore. My study discipline is DVM (3rd semester). I want to continue my study abroad.

  4. Javaid Gulzar

    Hi, i have completed B-Pharm from university of Karachi in 1993,then i joined pharmaceutical industries,now i have 18 years pharma experience in production.I want the Fulbright scholarship as i cannot afford to get admission. Can i eligible for the scholarship?
    Javaid gulzar

  5. basainia

    whether toefl result is mandatory for appearing an interview for fulbright advanced degree awards 2012, of just the proof of registration for TOEFL is enough?

  6. Pireh

    hi may i know about the private admission in MA programs please make me know about it till by the end of June 2011 and also about diploma in computer

  7. Zaib Maroof

    I am zaib I am doing bba (HONS) I am in my last year of degree i want to get full bright scholarship FOR MBA IN FALL 2012. I just want to known that whether the management students also have to attach GRE Scores or do they have to attach GMAT scores.

  8. Sam

    Hi there,
    Whether IELTS is accepted in place of TOEFL. If so what are the minimum IELTS score requirements to win Fulbright scholarship.


  9. Ali khan

    Assalam u aliykum
    i am Ali khan i passed my fsc exam with gr8 marks in medical and i also pass the matric scholarship but now i need higher education so plz i want to study in Australia for higher education

  10. Burhan ud Din

    Dear sir
    I am Burhan ud Din.I belong from FATA (South Waziristan Agency). I am student of IT i have no experience but please you give me opportunity because i belong to backward area there is no eduction. But sir i want brain wash our area children. so please you give me reply. i hope that you will not me discourage.

  11. Atif Najam

    What does clinical medicine mean. Does it mean the health professionals meaning doctors are not eligible?

  12. Abdul fatah chohan

    Dear Sir,
    I am poor Student of Pakistan my Village flood affected Area in Pakistan flood. my Village Complete Damage houses and crop animal, house matirial.
    My Name is Abdul Fatah Chohan S/o Ali Hassan Chohan R/o Rajo Labano Deh: New Wah U.C: Taib Talk: Lakhi Dist: Shikapur Pakistan.
    Dear Sir
    My Admission in Sindh Agriculture University Tandojoam of Pakistan,Animal Science. So Please help me financial aid.
    my parents not afford me. my parents are very poor.
    Abdul Fatah chohan
    Abdulfatahchohan @ yahoo . com


    hi. i m ihsan ullah i have done MBA ,but i dnt have three years working experince….so how can i apply??

  14. samana ali

    hi,it looks to be a life time opportunity.i am a self employed person with 2 year graduate degree from p.u.currently emba student in gcu,do i qualify for this program


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