Fulbright Master Scholarships

Post date: Mar 4, 2018 6:28:08 PM

Applications for the 2019-2021 Fulbright Foreign Student Program are being accepted now

Deadline: 1 May 2018

Program Information

This prestigious scholarship program, launched by the U.S. Congress and the late U.S. Senator William J. Fulbright in 1946, allows outstanding students and professionals worldwide to study at U.S. universities to further their careers as well as promote international cultural understanding. Here in Iraq, participation in the Fulbright Foreign Student program allows exceptional Iraqis to experience life and education in the United States first-hand. Fulbright students also have the opportunity to share Iraq’s rich culture with Americans they meet and to serve as “student ambassadors” both in the classroom and in everyday life.

The Fulbright 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 2019. All disciplines and academic fields of study are available under this program, with the exception of medicine and other clinical studies. The program provides funding for tuition, round-trip international travel, living stipends, and health insurance. Iraqis, both men and women from all parts of the country who have outstanding academic records and work experience are urged to apply.

Who Can Apply

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.

• Hold a B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited institution of higher education at the time of application.

• Have a minimum of two years of work experience after graduation.

• Write their research objective and personal statement themselves, without copying from the Internet or any other source. Such copying is considered plagiarism and will result in applicant’s immediate disqualification.

Most graduate degree programs in the United States will require a minimum score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL exam. Preferred candidates will be capable of achieving such a score. Candidates who are selected after application review will be required to take ITP TOEFL as part of the selection process. Candidates who are selected after interviews will be required to take TOEFL and GRE to gain admission to a U.S. university. Test fees will be covered by the program.

How to Apply

To apply for the 2019-2021 program, please visit the following link to create a user account and to complete an application form:


All disciplines and academic fields of study are available under this program, with the exception of medicine and other clinical studies. The only medical fields that you can apply for are Neuroscience, Public Health, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychology and Social Work. Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, or Nursing cannot be covered by Fulbright Foreign Student Program. Iraq Fulbright scholarships fund a maximum of two years. Degrees in the fields mentioned above cannot be completed within a two-year time frame and involve clinical components or patient interaction which is not allowed under J-1 visa regulations.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

For questions about the program, please send an email to: [email protected]

Directorate of International Academic Relations & Media