Application for Fulbright Foreign Student Program FY2021-22 is Open Now!

Fulbright Foreign Student Program FY2021-22
Application Deadline:  Sunday, May 31, 2020

 

The U.S. Embassy in Dhaka is pleased to accept applications for this year’s Fulbright Foreign Student Program, which provides grants for a fully funded Master’s Degree in the United States.  Preferred candidates include young faculty from Bangladeshi universities, junior to mid-level employees of research organizations, think tanks, NGOs, and the public and private sectors.  Grants will be awarded for degrees in the following fields:

  • Education: All aspects of Higher Education Administration / Education Policy, Planning & Management / Curriculum and Instructions
  • Social Sciences & Humanities: Political Science / Sociology / History / Literature/ Language and Culture
  • Business: MBA in Human Resource Management / International Business / Operations Management / Healthcare Administration
  • Economics: International Economics / Trade and Finance / Policy / Environmental / Natural Resources Economics
  • Core Sciences: Biology / Chemistry / Physics / Pharmacy
  • Urban Planning: General Planning / Land Use and Environmental Planning / Transportation Systems / Urban / Community Development
  • Environmental Studies & Disaster Management
  • Fashion and Textile Design
  • Public Administration / Public Policy
  • Psychology – Clinical / Counseling
  • Security Studies

Fulbright grant provisions include:  round-trip airfare, tuition and related academic fees, a monthly stipend for room, board, and incidental expenses, a book allowance, health and accident insurance, travel allowance, and excess baggage allowance.  The program is extremely selective—in previous years, about seven to eight grants have been made after hundreds of applications were received and reviewed.

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Have at least a four-year bachelor’s degree, with an outstanding academic record.
  • Not have a degree from a U.S. university, or be enrolled in a current degree program in the United States.
  • Not hold a master’s degree from any third country (those holding Bangladeshi master’s degrees are still eligible.)
  • Have at least two years full-time professional experience relevant to the proposed field of study.
  • Be fluent in English with a minimum iBT TOEFL score of 80 / IELTS 7.0.
  • Be in good health.
  • Be a Bangladeshi citizen residing in Bangladesh at the time of application.
  • Be willing to refund the cost of a return ticket if they return home before completion of the degree.

Applicants are required to submit an online application by Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Prospective candidates are highly encouraged to read application instructions thoroughly before filling out the application form.

Candidates may access the online application directly at: https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2021/

The following supplemental forms must be uploaded and submitted through the online application by Sunday, May 31, 2020:

  1. Academic Transcripts and Certificates from each post-secondary institution attended (Bachelor’s and Master’s.)
  1. Three Letters of Reference submitted by the referees directly to the online application portal. (Prospective candidates must register his / her referees through the “Recommender Registration” button available on the online application site.)
  1. Academic Records Information Form (available on the online application site.)
  1. TOEFL / IELTS score

A competitive GRE or GMAT score is also required for admission to a master’s program in the United States.  If applicants already have such a score, those scores should be uploaded with the online application.  If not available, the American Center can arrange testing for preliminarily selected candidates only.  Prospective candidates must prepare well in advance for standardized tests (TOEFL/GRE/GMAT) since a competitive score is crucial for admission.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Ms. Raihana Sultana at the U.S. Embassy at sultanar1@state.gov with any questions regarding the application procedures.