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Don't miss out! Here's your chance to be a Fulbright scholar and pursue studies in the US

By Yoniel Acebuche Published Jan 08, 2024 3:51 pm

For those who are dreaming of an international academic journey, Fulbright Philippines is now accepting applications for its foreign student program for the 2025-2026 academic year.

The educational foundation announced on Facebook that it is offering scholarships for Filipino students who wish to study at the graduate level such as master’s or doctoral studies, or pursue non-degree doctoral dissertation research in the United States under its Fulbright Foreign Student Program (FFSP).

According to its website, the FFSP will cover "a maximum of one academic year for non-degree, one to two years for master’s, and two years for doctoral degree studies." It will also provide round-trip international travel, monthly maintenance allowance, tuition and fees, book/supplies allowance, and health and accident insurance.

The program offers courses that study American culture, life, and society through fields that include government, education, arts and humanities, and law, among others. Additionally, there will be courses that relate to global issues as well, which consist of the study of the environment, human rights, governance and public administration, peace studies/conflict resolution/transformation, among others.

There's also an open grant for students for fields of study not covered by the above-mentioned, except medicine, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, clinical psychology, medical technology, and accountancy.

If you're interested in applying for this program, here's how:

Eligibility requirements

Below are the requirements you need to accomplish based on the scholarship's guidelines.

  • Philippine citizenship
  • English proficiency
  • College degree with major in field of specialization; excellent undergraduate record
  • Applicants must have at least two years of professional work experience (after college) in their field of specialization.  Assistantships during college do not count.
  • Applicants must be in good health to pursue graduate work in the U.S.
  • Applicants must return to the Philippines immediately upon completion of study.
  • Non-degree applicants must meet the added requirements:
    • Applicants for doctoral dissertation must show proof that materials required to pursue research are not available in the Philippines but are available in the United States.
  • Individuals holding dual citizenship, are permanent residents and/or are presently studying in the U.S. are not eligible.
Required documents

If you are an eligible candidate for this scholarship, you must also submit the following documents:

  • Aspiring scholars must complete an online application form and make sure to select/change "Award to Fulbright Graduate Student Program" on the Award Information portion." This can be found on the "Country Information tab" on your online application page.
  • An official or certified transcript of records from all colleges/universities attended
  • A certified true copy of the diploma
  • Three letters of reference (to register your recommendations, you must first complete the Reference Materials Waiver on the Study Plan page of your online application)
  • NBI Clearance acquired in the past six months (must be in PDF format)

The deadline for applications for the 2024-2025 Fulbright Foreign Student Program for Filipinos is until April 30, 2024.