Fulbright Scholarship Program


The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is the flagship international educational exchange program designed to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange. AMIDEAST administers the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for the Middle East and North Africa on behalf of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This highly prestigious scholarship program is a two-year fellowship, which provides full funding for two academic years to achieve a Master’s graduate degree at a U.S. university.

The prestigious scholarships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate academic excellence, strong English language skills, leadership qualities, and a commitment to improving cross-cultural relations through international exchange. Applicants must also express a desire to use skills gained in the USA to serve the UAE upon completion of their studies.

Who is eligible?

  • UAE nationals (other nationalities may apply through home country)
  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university by fall 2017
  • Most fields of study are eligible (students of medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy are not eligible)
  • Must be eligible for J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa (No US passport holders or green card holders may apply)
  • Applications that demonstrate benefit to Emirati society will be given preference

Submit online application by deadline, including:

  • CV or resume (2 pages)
  • personal statement (~600 words)
  • academic statement (~600 words)
  • unofficial university transcript
  • 3 letters of recommendation

If nominated, candidates will also need to submit:

  • official university transcripts
  • copy of bachelor’s degree
  • copy of UAE passport
  • exam scores:
    • iBT TOEFL® (score of 81+)
    • GRE® revised General Test for graduate school admissions

Please contact AMIDEAST for additional information:

9am – 4pm, Sunday – Thursday
(+971) 56 152 6135


Appointment only:

Al Nahyan Commercial Complex
Units 100 and 102, Ground Floors
Off Delma Street (Corner of Al Ladeem and Al Meel Streets)
Abu Dhabi, UAE