Fulbright Program: 8000 grants for Students, Graduates and Scholars from 155 countries
Posted On April 3, 2017
The Fulbright Program has a long and rich history. It was created in 1946 in USA, by the senator J. William Fulbright, in order to encourage international cooperation through students exchange in scientific, artistic and cultural domains.
Since then, approximately 325400 students have benefited from the program. Each year, the Fulbright Program offers about 8000 grants in over 155 countries all around the world.
There are two Fulbright programs available: the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) and the Fulbright Foreign Student Program.
The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) is dedicated to international educators from 50 countries around the world, who can spend an academic year in the USA and develop their professional skills while getting to know the american culture. FLTA is available for teachers from all around the world: Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. You can find the list of countries here. To apply for a FLTA scholarship, teachers must contact the U.S. Embassy or a Fulbright Commission in their countries and be nominated by them. Applicants must have a bachelor degree and a good academic history and have an English fluency certificate.
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is designed for students, graduates and artists who are interested in studying and doing research in the USA. The applicants must contact the US embassies in their countries or the Fulbright Commissions in order to be nominated.
The selection criteria and requirements are different from country to country. Selected participants will take part in enrichment programs and activities, in order to understand better and experience more fully the american culture. International students can also take part in pre-academic training, improving their
You can find out if your country is eligible for this program by checking the list here.
You want to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship? Access the link below, choose your country from the list, find out the contact details of the Fulbright Commission that will process your application: http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/about/applicants .