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Fulbight Program 2009-2010

Post by Al-Wahedi » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:36 am

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U.S. Embassy Announces Scholarships for 2009-2010 Fulbright Visiting Student Program

February 21, 2008

Sixth Annual Competition
Fostering mutual understanding between the people of Iraq and the United States through educational and cultural exchange

Opportunities for Iraqis to Study in the United States in 2009-2010

What? Fulbright Scholarships enable Iraqis to pursue graduate-level humanities and social sciences study in the United States, build leadership skills, and exchange cultural understanding with Americans.

Benefits: The scholarship covers

tuition at the U.S. university,
a living and book/supply stipend,
round-trip international airfare to the U.S. and back, and
health benefits for the duration of the study program.
Who? Scholarships are open to Iraqi citizens who:

live in Iraq,
intend to return to Iraq immediately upon completion of the program,
hold a minimum of a BA/BS degree,
are proficient in English,
are able to function easily in academic and social settings, and
hold a recent TOEFL score (within one year) of 550 or higher.

When? The deadline for submitting applications is May 30, 2008. Scholarships will be awarded for programs beginning in the United States in August/September 2009.

How? To apply for a 2009-2010 Fulbright Iraq Scholarship, you must apply online at: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbri ... ernational.

For More Information:

Instructions for Completing the Fulbright Student Program Online Application

Helpful Hints for Completing Your Application

If you are unable to complete the application online, please contact fulbrightiraq@state.gov

Where? As a Fulbright Scholarship recipient, you will study at a university in the United States for up to two years. You may indicate a preference for universities in which you would like to study. These placements will be explored but cannot be assured.


The scholarship is provided for the recipient only; dependents are not permitted to accompany participants to the U.S. (as J-2 visa holders).
All Fulbright Iraq participants must return to Iraq immediately following the completion of there academic program.
Requests for additional academic training opportunities or transfer of sponsorship upon completion of the Fulbright scholarship will not be approved.
Scholarships for U.S. programs with a medical component (i.e. medicine, dentistry, nursing, or psychology) are not allowed. Programs are available in public health and public health administration.
Special Notes
TOEFL Testing: You will need to submit at least an ITP TOEFL test score with your application. A certified score of 550 or higher obtained within one year may be submitted with the application. If selected, you will need to take the TOEFL test for placement at a U.S. university. Click Here For This year's Schedule For ITP TOFEL in Iraq. To contact AMIDEAST e-mail to iraq@amideast.org

U.S. agencies employment: Per Fulbright program policies, local employees of the U.S. missions abroad who work for the U.S. Department of State are ineligible for grants during the period of their employment and for one year following the termination of employment. Local employees of other U.S agencies working under U.S. mission authority may fall under this category.


If you have questions, first review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you cannot find the answer to your question on this document, please contact fulbrightiraq@state.gov.

The Fulbright Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the AMIDEAST.

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