Fulbright Scholarship Program
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Applications for the 2018-2020 Fulbright Foreign Student Program are no longer being accepted. We wish all the applicants the best of luck! 


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.  Participation in the Fulbright Foreign Student program allows exceptional Iraqis to experience life in the United States first-hand.  Fulbright students also have the opportunity to share Iraq's rich culture with Americans 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. 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 Iraq, 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 higher-education institution at the time of application.
  • Have a minimum of two years of work experience.
  • Be proficient in English with the ability to score 80 or more on the internet-based TOEFL exam or 550 or more on the paper-based TOEFL. Note: TOEFL score is not required at the time of application. 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.
  • 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.


For questions about the program, please visit - https://iq.usembassy.gov/fulbright-foreign-student-program.html or you can also email us at fulbrightiraq@amideast.org