ISLAMABAD: The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) invites Pakistani students to apply for the prestigious and fully funded Fulbright Student from Master’s to PhD and Fulbright-Higher Education Commission (HEC) PhD scholarships programme 2020 at top universities in the United States.
The application form is available online at www.usefpakistan.org, and the application deadline is May 15, 2019, according to an official statement issued on Tuesday.
Women, people with disabilities, and students from rural and underrepresented areas are highly encouraged to apply. All disciplines are eligible except clinical medicine.
Applicants studying energy, water, agriculture, public health, education, social sciences, journalism, mass communication, arts and culture management, including heritage conservation and museum studies, urban and regional planning, environmental science/studies, security/peace studies, and data science disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.
“The Fulbright Programme is a cornerstone of the strong ties between the American and Pakistani people,” Christopher Fitzgerald, Minister Counsellor for Public Affairs at the United States Mission in Pakistan, said.
“Fulbright is not just an academic scholarship – it is a programme that produces strong leaders who return to Pakistan upon completion of their studies and make a difference in improving their communities.
“And because Pakistani Fulbrighters come from diverse backgrounds and regions, the impact is felt nationwide across society, spanning the nearly seven decades of Fulbright in Pakistan.
“We expect the Fulbright programme to receive applications from dedicated students who seek to develop academically, participate in the opportunities the United States offers, and who will build a more secure and prosperous Pakistan.”
The Fulbright Programme in Pakistan covers travel, living stipends, health insurance, and tuition for the entire period of study.
“I would like to encourage anyone who is eligible and interested in graduate education to consider applying to the prestigious Fulbright Programme.
Among successful applicants, some are fresh graduates, others are working professionals, and in recent years more than half are women,” USEFP Executive Director Rita Akhtar said.
“To become a Fulbrighter, it’s important to have a good academic record but it’s just as important to have a commitment to returning to Pakistan and using the degree to make a positive difference.”