- Be Iraqi citizens who are resident in Iraq and demonstrate a clear commitment to return to Iraq at the conclusion of their program.
- Be in possession of an undergraduate degree that is equivalent to a U.S. four-year undergraduate degree.
- Be proficient in English with the ability to score at least an 80 on the Internet-Based TOEFL exam (equivalent to a 550 on the Paper-Based TOEFL exam). Candidates should be prepared to take the TOEFL exam at any time during the selection process.
- Write their personal statement themselves, without copying from the Internet or any other source. Such copying is considered plagiarism and applicants will be disqualified as a result.
(Source: U.S. Embassy)