APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN AND DUE MAY 1.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international educational and cultural exchange program, creating connections in a complex and changing world. Led by the U.S. government in partnership with 160 countries worldwide, Fulbright builds lasting connections between the peoples of the United States and the peoples of other countries around the world, building mutual understanding between nations, advancing knowledge across communities, and improving lives around the world.
The Fulbright Program enables Libyan students to pursue master's-level study in the United States. Applications will be accepted in most fields of study, including humanities, public health, social science, science technology, and engineering. However, students cannot apply for programs with clinical requirements such as dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, or nursing (nursing administration is permitted).
- Tuition, living stipend, and travel and academic allowances
- Opportunity to experience life in the United States and share your culture with Americans
- Pre-academic training and enrichment seminars
- Induction into the global Fulbright alumni network
- Earn a graduate degree in a field of your choice from an American university
This program is for 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 Libya upon completion of the program. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously studied or lived in the United States. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All recipients of a Fulbright grant must return to their home country or location for at least two years upon completion or termination of the grant.
- Be Libyan citizens and reside in Libya at the time of the application
- Hold a Bachelor's degree (BA/BS/B.Sc.) from an accredited institution
- Possess a strong academic background
- Preferred to have one year of professional work experience (after graduation);
- Be proficient in English and/or able to attend a Long-Term English (LTE) program prior to the start of study their program.
- It is preferred that applicants have at least one year of professional work experience at the time of application.
- Interest in learning about American history and society, as well as sharing knowledge of Libyan culture.
U.S. citizens or green card holders are not eligible to apply.
Applicants must submit:
- Official academic transcripts and diploma
- CV/resume updated in English
- Copy of passport
- 3 online recommendation letters in English
- 2 essays: A Personal Statement essay and a Study Objectives essay. Each essay must be a minimum of 300 to a maximum of 600 words. The selection committee will review these essays closely.
A TOEFL or IELTS score is not required to apply, but applicants who have taken a TOEFL or IELTS test in the last two years are encouraged to include their scores in their applications. Finalists will take the GRE and TOEFL tests after being nominated into the program. Travel and test fees will be covered.
Applications and materials must be submitted through the online system. No hard copies will be accepted.
For more information, email Libya@amideast.org.You can also read our Frequently Asked Questions which may answer your inquiry.