Fulbright Foreign Student Program
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You are invited to apply for a Fulbright Graduate Scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by AMIDEAST for the 2018-2020 academic year.

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. The other provides graduate-level students enrolled in doctoral programs the opportunity to conduct research in U.S. Institutions of Higher Education for one academic year in the context of cultural and academic exchange.

The scholarships cover expenses incurred for travel to and from the United States, tuition, books, health insurance, and room and board. 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.


Who can apply?

This is not a program exclusive for students. This program is for students who are about to graduate, recent graduates and professionals from diverse social, economic, academic and professional backgrounds. A competitive applicant should have an excellent academic record, strong English language skills, and the commitment to return to Tunisia upon completion of the program. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously studied in the United States. Applications in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are highly encouraged.

All recipients of a Fulbright scholarship must return to their home country for at least two years upon completion or termination of the scholarship. They will be ineligible for an U.S.-immigrant visa until the two-year home residency requirement has been fulfilled.



Applicant Requirements:

Applicants interested in pursuing a Master’s degree must:
  • Have the Tunisian nationality and must be a resident in Tunisia at the time of application;*
  • Have the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree (four years of post-secondary study);
  • Must be proficient in English and/or able to attend a Long Term English (LTE) program prior to the start of study program;
  • Relevant academic credentials in their fields.  See above; 
  •  If interested in an MBA, applicants must have a minimum of 2 years work experience.
PhD students interested in applying for the one year doctoral research must:
  • Have the Tunisian nationality and must be a resident in Tunisia at the time of application;*
  • Must be enrolled in  PhD program in Tunisia and have started working on their dissertations;
  • Must be proficient in English and/or able to attend a Long Term English (LTE) program prior to the start of study program;
  • Relevant academic credentials in their fields.  See above; 

*U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident (green card holder) cannot apply;


Application Guidelines:

  • Complete the application online at: https://iie.embark.com/apply/foreignfulbright
  • Please make sure to choose 2018-2020 Cycle and answer all questions accurately and completely.
  • Carefully write the essays, which are key components of the application. Each essay must be a minimum of 250 to a maximum of 600 words. The selection committee will review these essays closely.
  • Deliver hard copies of the following supporting documents to the AMIDEAST office by May 30, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.:

1.     Confirmation receipt of submission of the online application;

2.     A signed Signature form;

3.     TOEFL iBT, ITP, or IELTS score report;

4.     A certified true copy of each original post-secondary transcript and diploma starting from and INCLUDING the Baccalaureate;

5.     An updated Curriculum vitae or résumé;

6.     Copy of the biodata information page from the applicant’s passport (if available);

7.     Three recent passport-sized photos with applicant’s name written on the back.

Note: If you have extra recommendation letters in addition to the letters submitted online, you may bring them as part of your dossier.


Thank you for your interest. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an in-person interview in July, 2017

Click here to watch a demo on how to fill out the online application.


Additional documents:

  • If available, GRE and GMAT exam results can be submitted.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.



Further Information:

Save the date!

Information sessions will be held:

Ø  AMIDEAST Tunis (Cite Jardins): March 21 at 2:00 PM 


Ø  AMIDEAST Sousse: March 28 at 1:00 PM 


Ø  AMIDEAST Tunis (Cite Jardins): April 04 at 2:00 PM 


Ø  AMIDEAST Monastir: April 12 at 1:00 PM 



Stay tuned for more dates…





If you do have any questions about the application form, please click here!


For additional information on the program, please contact:


Program Coordinator:     Ms. Nada Belhassen

Address:                            33 rue Ahmed Ramy, Cite Jardins – 1002 Tunis

E-mail:                                nbelhassen@amideast.org                                                      

Office Phone:                   +216-71-145-700; +216-71-145-745

Mobile Phone:                  +216-95-994-515

Fax:                                    +216-71-145-701

Office hours:                     Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


AMIDEAST/Fulbright Staff:        Ms. Sahar Kamkoum

Address:                                       33 rue Ahmed Ramy , Cite Jardins – 1002 Tunis

E-mail:                                           skamkoum@amideast.org                            

Office Phone:                              +216-71-145-700; +216-71-145-751

Mobile Phone:                             +216-92-621-831

Fax:                                               +216-71-145-701

Office hours:                                Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


TOEFL iBT and ITP Information:

·         For Tunis test registration, please contact:

Testing Department: Mrs. Nabila Lamouchi Massoussi 

Phone: +216-71-145-750; +216-71-145-735

E-mail: nlamouchi@amideast.org;

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am -3:30 pm


·         For Sousse test registration, please contact:

Avenue Yasser Arafat – 4054 Sahloul


Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am -3:30 pm



Thank you for your interest. Short-listed candidates will be called for an in-person interview

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