2013-2015 Fulbright Foreign Student Program

The U.S. Embassy has announed the beginning of the application period for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for academic years 2013-2015.

The Fulbright program is accepting applications February 1 – April 30, 2012.  This prestigious and competitive scholarship program, launched by the U.S. Congress and the late U.S. senator William J. Fulbright in 1946, allows outstanding students worldwide to obtain Master’s degrees at U.S. universities to further their academic and professional careers as well as to promote international cultural understanding.  The Fulbright program directly supports the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement.

The Fulbright scholarship will fund up to two years of study at the Master’s degree level at a U.S. university starting in the Fall of 2013.  All disciplines and academic fields of study are available under this program, with the exception of medicine and other clinical studies.  Those Iraqis with an outstanding academic record, both men and women and from all parts of Iraq, are urged to apply using the online system described below.  As many as 35 scholarships can be awarded in Iraq.

Participation is an opportunity for exceptional Iraqi students to experience life in the United States first-hand.  Iraqi Fulbright students also have the opportunity to share Iraq's rich culture with Americans and to serve as "student ambassadors," both in the classroom and in everyday life.  The Fulbright program in Iraq seeks to develop future leaders in all fields and to contribute to the educational goals of both countries.  The Fulbright Selection Committee, comprised of U.S. officials and Iraqis, nominates candidates for this program.

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