The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program and is designed to foster mutual understanding among nations through the educational and cultural exchange.
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is administered by bi-national Fulbright Commissions, U.S. Embassies, and cooperating agencies. All Foreign Student Program applications are processed by these offices. AMIDEAST is one of the cooperating agencies contracted by the U.S. Department of State to administer the Fulbright program. AMIDEAST administers the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for the Middle East and North Africa on behalf of ECA.
The scholarship is a merit-based award that provides up to two years of funding for graduate-level study or research at a U.S. university. For over four decades, AMIDEAST has been placing students from across the MENA region into universities throughout the United States. It has been integral to the success of the Fulbright Program, serving as a convener of academic and cultural exchange and dialogue. AMIDEAST continues today to support countless Fulbrighters to experience the opportunity of exchange and successfully complete their grants in the United States. Learn more about the Fulbright Program and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.