ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Fulbright Grants provide funding for:
- Tuition and required fees for graduate study in the U.S.;
- Book, equipment, and travel allowances;
- Monthly stipend for room & board;
- Supplemental health and accident coverage plan;
- Opportunities to participate in Fulbright Enrichment Programs.
- Must be a Palestinian resident of West Bank, Jerusalem, or the Gaza Strip;
- U.S. citizens or green card holders are not eligible to apply;
- Must reside in country throughout the application, selection and placement process;
- Must have one year of professional work experience;
- Must have a strong academic background;
- Must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 78%, 2.7 or very good;
- Must be proficient in English and/or able to attend a Long-Term English (LTE) program prior to the start of the study program.
- Preference is given to students who have little or no previous experience studying or living in the United States;
- Interested applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply as are those of all backgrounds.
- Online applications are available at https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2021
- Applications will be accepted in most fields of study, including humanities, social science, science, technology, and engineering. However, master’s programs related to clinical studies, such as medicine and nursing, are not permitted. Medical professionals may apply for academic degrees.
- Applications and materials must be submitted through the online system.
Applicants will be required to submit:
- Official academic transcripts and diploma certificates in English*;
- (Optional) TOEFL or IELTS scores no more than two years old*;
- An up-to-date CV detailing all prior education and work experience;
- Three letters of reference in English;
- A personal statement in English up to 600 words in length;
- A research proposal in English relating to field of study (if applicable);
- Copy of passport and identification card (ID).
* Official/original copies of the items marked with (*) should be submitted by hand to AMIDEAST local offices in Ramallah or Gaza.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Special Update:
In light of the current situation of the COVID-19, applicants to the Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2021 are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores as part of their Fulbright application at this time. However, applicants who are nominated following interviews, will be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS tests at that stage.
- Write clearly, using professional and understandable language;
- Demonstrate why you have chosen your field of study and how you are qualified;
- Proofread all materials for grammatical errors and spelling mistakes;
- Refrain from using sarcasm, jokes or inappropriate humor;
- Cite any outside sources used in your essays, as plagiarism will result in disqualification.
- Selected candidates should be available for interviews in Ramallah/Gaza during July 2020.
- Fulbright students are subject to the 212e home-country physical presence requirement, which requires students to return to West Bank and Gaza for a cumulative period of two years prior to being eligible for certain U.S. visa categories. (Fulbright alumni may still apply for other visa categories, including those for tourism or additional study in the United States, prior to fulfilling the two-year home residency requirement). For more details please visit the U.S. Department of State Consular Affairs website.
The application deadline for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2021-2022 is June 1, 2020.