2025 Fulbright Degree Program Scholarship


The Fulbright Degree Program, sponsored by the United States Department of State and administered by the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP), offers an esteemed chance for Pakistani students aspiring to pursue Master's and PhD degrees in the United States. This comprehensive guide aims to provide vital information for the 2025 intake.

Funding and Assistance
The program encompasses coverage for tuition, textbooks, airfare, living stipend, and health insurance. USEFP aids in visa processing, ensuring a seamless transition for students.

Master's Degree Program
Accessible to candidates with 16 years of formal education.
Recent graduates are encouraged, though MBA and Public Policy/Administration applicants require 2 years of work experience.
PhD Degree Program
Candidates must possess a Master's, M.Phil, or equivalent (18 years of education).
Preference is given to those with teaching, research, or public sector experience in Pakistan.
Open to all academic disciplines, excluding clinical medicine.
GRE General scores required: minimum 145 in each section, higher in relevant sections.
High fluency in English, with the Duolingo Test for shortlisted candidates.
Pakistani citizenship, residency, and a commitment to serve Pakistan post-study.
Program Timeline
Annual application opening in November, closing on February 28, 2024.
Review, interview, and selection process until mid-September.
University placement and visa interviews until June, with US departure from July onwards.
Ineligibility Criteria
Dual US/Pakistan nationals or close relatives with US citizenship/residency.
Previous Fulbright award recipients.
Current US residents or those on a work/student visa.
Application Procedure
Online submission, including GRE scores, transcripts (preferably HEC-attested), and three reference letters.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Official details available at the USEFP Official Website.
Scholarships and Responsibilities
Anticipated 150 scholarships in 2025.
Grantees expected to share experiences and serve in Pakistan post-completion.
Return to Pakistan within 30 days of program completion is mandatory.
Eligibility Clarifications
Bachelor's degree required for Master's; Master's or M.Phil for PhD.
Encouragement for fields of energy, water, agriculture, health, education, environment, and climate change.
MBA applicants need work experience.
Foreign degree holders can apply, with priority for non-foreign-educated candidates.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Standardized Examinations
GRE before the application deadline; score requirements vary by discipline.
Duolingo Test for shortlisted candidates.
GRE Subject Tests may be required for selected candidates.
Program Policies
Visa assistance provided with a high success rate.
University placements handled by IIE in New York, considering preferences.
Dependents allowed, contingent on financial capability demonstration.
Selection process
A four-stage process: screening, evaluation, interview, and final selection, with the ultimate approval by the Foreign Scholarship Board in Washington, DC

Application Tips
Register and prepare for GRE.
Utilize EducationUSA Advising Centers for resources.
Apply online by February 28, 2024.
Exercise caution against scams; no fees for applying.
Embarking on the Fulbright journey is not just about attaining a degree; it's about becoming part of a legacy that promotes global understanding and individual excellence. For Pakistani students, it represents an unparalleled opportunity to enhance their skills and make significant contributions to their nation's development upon their return.

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