You are invited to apply for a Fulbright Graduate Scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by AMIDEAST for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years.
There are two different Fulbright Graduate scholarships available for Tunisian students. One provides successful candidates with a maximum of two years' funding toward a master's degree (for the academic years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016). The other provides graduate-level students currently enrolled in doctoral programs the opportunity to conduct research in U.S. institutions of higher education for one academic year (2014-2015), in the context of cultural and academic exchange.
These scholarships cover expenses incurred for travel to and from the United States, tuition, books, health coverage, as well as living stipends. Funding is NOT available to meet expenses related to Fulbright grantees’ dependents (husbands, wives, children, parents, etc).
The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) regulations prohibit medical degrees, and this has been interpreted as degrees for medical doctors, dentists, nursing, and specializations in the medical and dental fields. Per the Fulbright regulations, doctors and nurses can pursue academic degrees, such as a Masters of Public Health, and nurses can pursue degrees in Nursing Administration or Nursing Education.
Completed Fulbright Program Online Application for study in the United States
A hard copy of the Online Application for study in the United States
Statement of Purpose (one year doctoral research applicants, please describe your research project)
A certified true copy of each diploma obtained, starting with the Baccalaureate (should you be pre-selected, AMIDEAST Tunis will translate these documents from Arabic or French to English)
A certified true copy of each original post-secondary transcript (should you be pre-selected, AMIDEAST Tunis will translate these documents from Arabic or French to English)
3 recent photographs
Recent TOEFL (score of 80 for the TOEFL iBT® test, no more than 2 years old) or ITP score (score of 550). IELTS is also accepted (score of 6.0)
3 completed Fulbright Program Recommendation letters for Graduate Study forms to be filled out by your professors. All recommendations must be submitted, sealed and signed by your professors, or mailed directly by them to AMIDEAST Tunis to: Ms. Nada Belhassen (Exchange Programs Coordinator)
Nationality: All applicants must be of Tunisian nationality and should be a resident in Tunisia at the time of application.
Dossiers: Only students having a very strong academic background, demonstrated by their post-secondary transcripts and at least 3 letters of recommendation from their professors will be considered.
Research Proposal: All students applying for the non-degree program must include a brief, yet precise description of the specific research project or objectives they plan to undertake in the U.S.
Proficiency in the English Language: All selected candidates will be required to take the TOEFL iBT® test and should obtain a score of at least 80/120 in order to be considered eligible for the program. The score corresponds to an advanced level of proficiency in general English; knowledge of specialized English in your particular field is not sufficient. Please call Mrs. Nabila Lamouchi at the AMIDEAST Tunis office for an appointment as soon as possible to register for the TOEFL iBT® test.
Interview: For those whose dossiers are retained. The success of the interview will be judged on ESL proficiency and personal motivations.
The final decision is based on US government selection.
AMIDEAST- Sousse: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 15:00
AMIDEAST- Tunis: Friday, May 3, 2013 at 15:00
AMIDEAST- Tunis: Friday, May 24, 2013 at 15:00
AMIDEAST - Tunis: Friday, June 7, 2013 at 15:00
For additional information, please contact AMIDEAST:
Ms. Nada Belhassen
Exchange Programs Coordinator
Ms. Leila ZAHMOUL
Additional information on required Tests: TOEFL iBT® test, ITP, and others please contact:
Mrs. Nabila Lamouchi Massoussi
AMIDEAST – Tunis
22 rue Al Amine Al Abassi
Cite Jardins – 1002 Tunis
Tel: 71.145.700 Fax: 71.145.701
For those living in Southern parts of Tunisia, you may contact:
Sousse Site Coordinator
AMIDEAST – Sousse
Avenue Yasser Arafat – 4054 Sahloul