Fulbright Scholarship 2017 is Now Open

Posted by on February 5, 2016 in Fulbright Pakistan | 470 comments

Finally! This year’s Fulbright applications for MS and PhD Programs are now open and accepting applications from all Pakistani citizens currently residing or working in Pakistan. Forms are available here. Like previous years, all fields are eligible to apply to except clinical medicine but priority will be given to those who apply in the fields of education, agriculture, water, energy and health. Women, minorities, people with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds will also be given preference. MBA applicants can also apply but they must have 3 years of full-time post-graduate work experience by May 11th 2016. Fulbright expects to send around 150 students to US for higher education in 2017. The application deadline is May 11th 2016 and the application forms are also available. It does NOT cost anything to apply.

What are your chances of getting the Fulbright? Well you can read that here.

SEE ALSO: Fulbright Scholarship Evaluation Criteria

Note*: Fulbright applicants currently attending or teaching at public universities will be reimbursed their GRE testing fee by USEFP. For engineering and science applicants the minimum score required for reimbursement is 300 and for applicants in humanities and social science subject, the minimum score requirement for reimbursement is 290.

To be eligible for reimbursement you must send your official GRE scores along with the complete application before the deadline. Only 50 such reimbursements are available, so those who apply early will have priority of getting the refund.

SEE ALSO: 2016 Profiles of Successful Fulbright Scholars

Fulbright Timelines

You can now apply for the Fulbright program and the deadline to submit your application is 11th May. By September 2016 you will get to know the decision and if successful you will be invited for an interview in mid-October. By mid-November you will be notified of the final decision and if selected, the university submission and placement process will continue until February 2017 and visa interviews will take place until June 2017. The departure to the U.S. commences in July and onwards, depending on the universities reporting dates.

SEE ALSO: At Which Universities do Fulbright Grantees Study?

Post-application:

After May 11th 2016, USEFP will notify you by email regarding the receipt of the application. In that email you will be given an additional form that you must fill before further processing. Do not contact USEFP before June 1, 2016 to check whether your application has been received.

Who Was Awarded the Fulbright in 2016?

181 Pakistani’s were awarded Fulbright for their Master’s and PhD. 99 are women and 82 are men, which shows a preference for female applicants. These successful applicants represent 40 different universities and hailed from every province including Azad, Jammu and Kashmir, FATA, Balochistan, and Gilgit/Baltistan. 74 Fulbrighter’s belonged to the private sector, 50 from academia, 29 were students and 28 from the public sector. The range of age was 20 to 42 and represented 17 academic disciplines, including engineering, health, education, social sciences, agriculture, environment, energy, water resources, fine arts and more. Fulbright hopes to select a similar cohort for 2017. Read here to know about how these people got the Fulbright Scholarship.

SEE ALSO: 2016 Profiles of Successful Fulbright Scholars

Eligibility Criteria for the 2017 Fulbright program

470 Comments

  1. I have an “F” grade in my degree but my CGPA is 3.17. Can I apply for fullbright scholarship?

    • Yes you can

      • Any example of any F grader getting FB scholarship before?

        • YES MANY

          • There are many examples! I had an F on my transcript but alhumdulillah managed to get the scholarship. So it’s possible.

          • Anything is possible – key is to apply

          • hy sir i have done my hons in english can i apply for FB schloaship???

          • Yes 🙂

      • Are undergraguate students are eligible for fb scholarship

      • Hi how are you i hope you are doing well ? i need your help for submitting application full bright scholarship in.. can you guide me .i did master in structure in Civil engineering and doing job in SSGC. i want to avail this scholarship in future . i am also preparing GRE test .

    • salam sir.my field is english literature. i wish to apply for fullbright phd programme in( english language and linguistics). So is this programme included in fullbright scholarship?

  2. Hey.. I am a dentist .. Can I apply for Fulbright ?? And do I have to appear for GRE ?? General or the subject based one ?? Thanks..

    • Yes you can apply – GRE general is what you need to take.

      • Being a dentist what are the opportunities? Please elaborate, thanks.

        • You can apply and get admitted to FB – many dentists do

  3. Assalam O Alaikum
    I am currently doing M.phil in Computer Science and it will end in june 2017 at max. Can i apply for P.H.D ?

  4. i WANT TO APPLY FOR POST DOCTRATE IN NEUROBIOLOGY ,GRE also mendatory for post Doc

    • For post doc you cannot apply through this program and GRE is not required for post doc

  5. Sir Talha i visited USEFP website, it is showing about fee reimbursement for engineering and social science. I am a graduate of Business if I score 290 will it be reimbursed to me ? Do you have any information about it?

    • No fee reimbursement for MBAs 🙁

  6. I am enrolled in the last semester right now, due to graduate in June, am I eligible to apply for the fullbright? I would be getting my final degree up till August.

  7. Dear my age is 50 years can i apply for Fulbright scholarship and my field is Electrical Engineering and ME in communication systems

    • Yes age is not a barrier to FB

  8. Hello

    I have my bachelor Diploma can i submit my official transcript or unofficial transcript?

    What is unofficial transcript?

  9. i have Done B.Tech ( 4 Year ) in Civil Engineering , am i eligible for scholarship ?

  10. TOEFL Is must for this scholarship ?

    • NO – but after the interview selection it is

      • i have done bs(cs) hons can i apply for fb?

  11. Is GRE required for Phd application?

  12. I am doing master in diplomacy & strategic studies, and i m in final year. Result will be anounced in dec. Am i eligible?
    And i am doing it from punjab universsity, so the fee of GRE test would have some concession for me?

    • If you get your degree by Dec 2016 then you are eligible. No concession

  13. I have 18 years academic n professional education ,I want to go abroad for specialization in criminology n corporate field .The above information help me in my objective.thanks

  14. I have qualified BE in Electronics can i apply for master for relevant feild?

  15. Hello sir i am currently enroll in my B.COM.Can i apply to any Fulbright program.

    • Yes if you will graduate this year

  16. good knowledge for all subject

  17. My MPhil in Applied Linguistics has been converted to Ph, D as per university policy. Can I apply for Ph.D? Please guide me

  18. AOA Sir,
    Can you please tell me the length of personal statement and study objectives to be submitted with the application?

    • WAS – not more than 750 words

  19. Also to what address the filled and completed application should be sent?

    • USEFP
      P.O. Box No. 1128, Islamabad

  20. I am M.B.B.S and doing MPH, hopefully my study course will end in November and internship may be started then of 3 months? Can I apply for PHD ?

  21. I am hafiz muhammad. is there any chance that Americans will reject my visa application because of my name? As they don’t like that and they are concerned about securities for all the bad reason primarily terrorism.
    what do you say?

    • Chances of rejection are less.

      • I am 50 years old and have PhD from Pakistan can I apply for PhD with FB scholarship

  22. Hello, Hope you are well.
    I am a doctor currently enrolled in my M.Phill Anatomy programme. I will appear in my final exam in june 2016.
    Are these scholarships for doctors as well? I want to do P.hd in Anatomy, and is there any GRE prep centre in karachi? Please reply

    • These are for doctors too but not in the field of clinical medicine – no idea about GRE prep in KHI 🙁

  23. Salam, sir I have done masters in clinical psychology. I want to know that do I have to appear for GRE? General or subject base?. Waiting for Ur kind reply.

  24. Dear sir,
    I did my BSc in computer science,math & stat and also b.ed and now doing m.ed(one year)from Sarhad university,and it will be completed in September, 2016 I think….so I’m eligible for full bright schalorship or not?

  25. sir will u plz tell me where can i apply for mphill program?

  26. They announce post doctorate fellowships separately? what is the dead line usually (last year?) for the post doc applications?

    • Yes they announce it separately and you will have to check the USEFP site for it

  27. i Did muy M.Com in 2012 but i did not give any GRE test can i apply for MS leading to phd . I have 16 year education

    • MS leading to PHD is not offered by FB

  28. Sir i am doing MSPH and it will end in august 2017 . Can i apply for PhD in epidemiology ?

    • Next year you can but not this year.

  29. Hi, what is the full duration of an M.Sc in Engineering via Fulbright? I understand it is 2 years but exact months please? Do they let us stay for graduation incase it exceeds 2 years or we have to go on a visit visa for that? Is it easy to get jobs in US after spending 2 years in Pakistan post-graduation?? Am I correct to assume that scholars make good relationships with classmates and professors who can help them later in jobs/research positions etc?

    • 21 months. They will forfeit your Fulbright if you spend more than 2 years and send you back to PK without a degree. You cannot stay in US after Fulbright.

  30. i am student of BS(electrical engineering) and i ll end in January 2017 am i eligible for full bright scholarship ?

  31. Aoa I want to apply for this,I did MCs now I want to go for MSCS..can I apply??What I would have to do??please tell me

  32. are we eligible if we are in junior year and going to graduate in 2017?

  33. sir im doing my llm nd n end of sept it vl b complted, sir can i apply??? nd how can i???

  34. Sir i m doing MA and my last semester will end in june 2016, am i eligible?

  35. hello
    last year i applied through embark and didn’t selected can I open accoumt again or continue, what shoud i do?

    • Nope – new application and account.

  36. can i apply for phd optometry?

    • as long as it does not fall under clinical medicine.

  37. hello sir
    i have done LLB year 2014 from PUNJAB UNIVERSITY , i have 51% marks , now i am practicing lawyer ,can i apply for LLM scholarship

  38. is there is FB programme for ndergraduate in 2017..?

    • Hello nope. there is only one semester exchange program.

  39. Sir I am doing mphil in pharmaceuticl chemistry and it will end in june..sm I eligible for FB?

  40. A.O.A sir ..i am a student of BS PHYSICS in 4th smastr can i aply for scolrship now

  41. sir is it necessary having work experience for applying. as i have completed my MBA and want to apply for PHD. so is it necessary I must have work experience?

    • No work experience required.

  42. and is GRE Required? if yes then General or subject Base??

  43. I complete my master degree from ABDUL WALI KHAN UNIVERSTY AND NOW I WANT TO TRY TO GET M.PHIL IN FINANCE SO PLEASE HELP MEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  44. does fulbright allow you to take your spouse along

  45. Sir,At this time i am doing LLM from punjab university,and got my 2 years transcript of exam.However only my thesis is pending ,which will also be completed/marked at the end of this June 2016.Can i apply for phd in LAW as the deadline is 11th May 2016.

  46. Sir Talha,
    I read on your website that the transcripts have to be attested by the issuing athority. Who wll the issuing authority be incase of university of london international programme/external degree transcripts? And O and A level transcripts? I’m sure there are a lot of UOL applicants who can help me out on this??

    • You don’t need attestations for applying 🙂 they will ask you for those once you get selected finally.

  47. Dear Talha,
    I am doing one year M.ed( Master of Education) from Sarhad University after my B.ed(Bechlor of Education). I wanna apply for the Fulbright scholarship in Education so I have to take General GRE test and in case of selection I have to do TOEFL Exam, right? Guide me please.
    Thank You,
    Khadija

    • Yes exactly 🙂 GRE now (general) and TOEFL later.

  48. Just forgot to mention that my M.ed will be completed in September,2016 so can I apply for the scholarship please?
    Thank You,
    Khadija

  49. hello sir i have done my intermediate can i apply for graduate ????

  50. Is Engineering business MAnagement also an eligible field? Does it require 3 years experience as well ?

    • Yes eligible but 3 years not required.

  51. I have done my master in social work can I apply for this scholarship ? Will I have to appear for GRE test ? If yes so general or subject base ?

    • Yes you can – GRE general.

  52. my petroleum engineering degree compeleted in Mav. 2017, can i apply in FB now

    • Nope – you can apply next year only

  53. I am a student of f.sc in GCU lahore and wanna go for undergraduate studies In USA. …..am l eligible to get the scholarship?

  54. AOA
    Sir, I have completed my graduation in commerce and post graduated in statistics can I apply for MS and M.phill in Statistics.

    • WAS – Yes you can apply for MS

  55. I have a straight 6 years gap beteween my I-com and my Bachelors. due to some un avoidable circumstances . Will I still be eligible to apply.

    • Yes you are 🙂 explain your reasons for the gap in your application

  56. Asalam u Alikum
    I have done BSBA Hons 4 years. I have education of 16 years. further, I have completed my BSBA degree in 2006. from 2008 till now i am on job. can I apply for FB in the field of sociology or MPH. with regards

  57. Aoa Sir,

    Do we need to take GRE internet based test or paper based test for Fulbright?

    Many thanks.

  58. Hi, I’m currently studying LLB via the UOL Programme. What would be the minimum criteria to apply, first class honours? or would second class honours suffice

    • There is no minimum criteria – but of course the higher the better.

  59. A.A Sir i am an afghan student currently completed my bba (finace) from iba lahore. I want to apply for Fullbright scholarship from Afghannistan. Can i apply for ms in marketing programme? is work experience needed? kindly reply in time. Last date march 20th

    • We have no idea about Afghan FB program.

  60. Dear Sir, I’m planing to apply for FB 2017 for PhD in Forestry. I’ve inquired for the availability of seats and have figured out that there are some available in May 8th, 2016 attempt. Since the deadline for FB applications is May 11th and I’m most probabilistic to receive AWA score after the FB deadline, will it still be okay to take GRE on May 8th? If Yes, shall I have to write to USEP about delay in my AWA score? Your guidance would be of immense help.

    Many Thanks. Jazak Allah!

    • FB considers GRE without AWA 🙂

  61. Sir,
    Really appreciate your work can you kindly tell me that I am in my last semester of software engineering. My degree will be completed by June. Can I still apply to Fulbright and how should I provide my transcript because I didn’t get it or is there any alternative to that because as mentioned in article that I have to provide transcript or degree attached with the application.

    • yes you can apply – just provide your partial documents 🙂

  62. is job experience is important for this scholarship

  63. Aoa. How are You Talha Bro ?
    I’ve done BS (Hon.) English Literature & Linguistics 2007-2011 from Government College University Faisalabad . Am I elligible for this Scholarship ?
    What is the procedure ?
    please guide me all .
    regards
    TOSEEF HAIDER (0333-6608316)

  64. Hi,
    Sir , I have completed my graduation in computer science and willing to apply for (Fulbright) master program in computer science but as GRE for computer science is discounted therefor i am little confused that now how can a computer science student apply on which base ?? thank you ! guidelines required .

    • Hello – GRE general test is required.

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  66. Hello I am phd scholar, gonna complete soon, any opportunity for post doc studies what is criteria

  67. Hi, I would like to apply for actuarial sciences master program, can full bright offer this program. thanks

  68. I am doing my undergraduate degree from the UK and will be graduating in June 2017. Will I be eligible to apply for this year so I can have a chance at Masters right after undergraduate?

    • You can apply in 2017 not this year – plus foreign grads are at a disadvantage when applying for FB

  69. Hi Sir,
    I just wanted to ask that I have done my undergrad (4 years) in Economics as a major subject and Psychology as a minor subject. Is there any chance that I apply for a fulbright masters program in psychology? Will I be eligible for that?
    Thanks a bunch

    • Yes you can apply 🙂 you just need to defend your choice

  70. I done MBA HR 3.5 years, after my 2 years graduation. Can i apply for phd??

    • Nope 18 years is a must.

      • but HEC considers 3.5 MBA equivalent to MS

  71. I got 3.75 in software engineering from nust. My total gre score is 297. Do i stand a chance in fullbright? Please be honest. thanks

    • GRE is too low to stand a chance – must improve it

  72. Aoa
    I have done my M.S management science. Is the scholarship for ph.d in managemsnt sciences available?

    • WAS – Yes there are scholarships in this field.

  73. TALHA BHAIE I COMPLETED MY MS AND WANT TO DO PH.D ON SCHOLARSHIP, PLEASE GUIDE ABOUT GRE TEST HOW TO APPLY?

    • For GRE test you can apply by going to http://www.ets.org/gre and for GRE prep you can get hold of the 8 Manhattan GRE guides and some actual GRE questions for practice from somewhere. These would suffice. If you have any queries let me know. If you can’t find the books, please call my office and ask them to arrange them for you.

  74. AA, Is there any provision for postdoc through FB, if yes when would it be announced

  75. dear sir,
    i am doing my m.phil in linguistics, i might be able to recieve my degree by december,2016. can i apply for the ph. d programme?

  76. talha bhaie i want to apply for ph.d in human nutrition. should i go for GRE general or Subject? Reply please

  77. AoA. I am doing my m.phil in PR and Advertising and want to apply for PH.D. I will get my degree in september 2016. Can i apply now? Also, which GRE test is applied for me? GRE general or subject base? How and when can we request for GRE fee reimbursement?

  78. AoA… Sir i m doing BS(CS) 6th semester, so i can apply for this scholarship??

    • WAS – You can apply in 7th or 8th semester

  79. can Gat(subject) test be used if i dont have GRE?

  80. AOA sir i am doing BSE(Hon) and I am in 8th semester my percentage is 89. Can i apply for MS in ROBOTICS.

  81. Dear TALHA OMER
    i don’t have any questions after scrolling down the whole page and reading all the comments……omg am amazed that this world has still such dedicated and dutiful persons which besides providing every little information through links provided are still replying to every ordinary comment ……WORDS ARE POWERLESS BIG HANDS FOR YOU SIR ……May ALLAH give you even high rank in this world and hereafter JazakALLAH !

  82. i am Phd in Psychology can i apply for post doctorate on full bright ?if yes what is the procedure

  83. I am a Pakistani citizen , but I live in Egypt.What are my chances to apply for this scholarship????
    I really want to have my MA in Education abroad. Its my dream..

    • This scholarship is only for those residing in pK

  84. sir i want to apply for llm so is there any subject gre test required or general gre test

  85. sir i want to know that for llm do i need gre general or subject test

  86. Dear Talha Umer sb, Thank you very much for what you are doing here to guide us. I will be over with My MS in June, July this year and i want to apply for phd in advance materials engineering. I have appeared in mock and secured 300 now im waiting free voucher number. Can you guide when should i apply for GRE in order to meet deadline, May 11, 2016. Should i wait for voucher or apply for GRE on my own? how long ETS takes to dispatch GRE score?

    • Well you should have contacted USEFP regarding the vouchers because GRE registration dates have now passed for 11th May and no more seats are available at least in LHR and ISBD. ETS takes 15 days to dispatch the scores

  87. Can i apply for a post doc research.

  88. What about the funds ?? i really dont know about the cost and my family cannot manage much …what should i write ???

  89. and one thing more, what about the universities…..any university of i choice in US or you have options ?

  90. I am a regular faculty member of a university, so is there any preference or priority to academicians in FB? if yes, how much cut off score would be required for qualifying GRE to get enrolled for a PhD program, as i have done MS in 2013? How many scholarships are actually allocated for PhDs? and how n when the admission process would start? before or after GRE?

    • Yes there is. 300+ would be the cut off. 40 scholarships – after GRE

  91. I’m currently working as shift incharge in an oil refinery with decent TOEFL and GRE scores. Do you think they will consider my application and how many total seats are there any rough idea dear?

  92. I want to pursue PhD in environmental engineering with major focus on water treatment. I have one year foreign research experience in water treatment field. My GPA is 3.75 and GRE score is 300 and i will appear in GRE again at April 25, 2016. I have no publication but i will submit one paper until fulbright deadline. I have IELTS but not TOEFL. Is there any chances of selection for fulbright? Please give fair analysis TALHA OMER brother….. If there is any chances, please suggest me which universities are better for water treatment and environmental engineering, so that i will be able to make contact with potential supervisors. Thanks a lot.

    • I can;t say about the universities because that is field specific and you will have to do research on your own but a pending publication is useless – if anything is published that fine. IELTS is not accepted. GRE 310+ is a good score. Also applicants who have already been abroad for work experience are generally at a slight disadvantage than others. In short I would say you are an average applicant and there is nothing out of the box in your app apparently.

  93. I am a teacher for o level maths . I am masters in Mathematics. My age is 42. Is there any teaching program for me in fullbright scholarships?.

  94. I mean short program!

  95. AOA Sir
    i am student of MSc Sociology and my session will end at 6th June. can i apply? if yes then please guide me
    thanks

  96. I am doing BBA from Hec recognized university in Karachi . Is there any program available through which I can apply for bachelors in any reputed university in USA by getting scholarship .?

    • There is only an exchange program of USEFP. nothing else

  97. I am student of BBA-Hons part 2, am i eligible for fulbright scholarship or apply for that?

    • Nope – you need 16 years of education

  98. Dear sir I have 2 years bachelors degree can I apply for fulbright scholarshhip

    • No – 16 years education required.

  99. is ielts a substitute for toefel in full bright scholarship??

  100. AOA!
    I did master in mathematics, am I eligible for FB for m.phil in the field of applied mathematics?

    • WAS MPHIL is not offered by FB

  101. sir i have done bachelors in sociology and law in 2013.now am doing job in bank can i apply and GRE is must or optional?/

    • GRE is mandatory and yes you can apply

  102. Hi Talha.
    I am Talha Bin Tariq. I wanted to ask about the extension of deadlines. I am unable to register for the test GRE before the deadline. they extend the fulbright deadlines almost every year. Is there any chance you might know about the extension of the dates this year?
    Secondly I wanted to ask is there any quota for the applicants who come from underprivileged or minority backgrounds?

    • Well that we can’t if they will but they generally have – so lets hope they do this year as well. There is no quota – they are just given priority 🙂

  103. i have done my mphil in masscommunication from umt pakistan,,am i eligible to apply for phd degree?

  104. talha, after xii pre engineering how can i apply. may i appear in general gre. what courses will be offered me in university after xii.

    • GRE general is required and you can apply to any course except clinical medicine.

  105. my daughter is in xii pre engineering . i asked about her/

  106. Hye……….. Sir I want Join this Scollership Help me

  107. Hi, could you please guide me as to how to mail my references? Should I mail them myself or get my referees to do so?

    Also, do I need only my O/A level certificates, or also my grades from school exams? And will the British Council or my school attest my certificates?

    Thanks!

  108. Aoa. Im BS Applied Biosciences 6th Semester student. My semester ends in June.I wanted to apply this year in FB program because by the time the FB applications open up next year I will be in my last semester. As the applications takes alot of processing time, I wanted to save time and take a chance this year. I thought one can apply an year before graduating and send an unofficial transcript. But I just read in your replies that its mandatory to be in 7th or 8th semester. Please clarify.

    • WAS – you cannot apply this year – apply next year.

  109. Also let me know what if the GRE seats have all been filled up for the dates before 11th May. Can we register right now for a seat after 11th? Will the application and gre scores be considered.

    • You can register till 30th May for GRE if you are applying for Fulbright this year.

  110. are there any LLM scholarships programs in fullbright?

  111. Aoa,

    Dear Sir Talha,

    I am a UET graduate in Electrical Engineering with a CGPA of 3.900 and GRE 305 (V:148, Q:157 and AWA: 4.0).
    I have one year of teaching experience in UET Lahore and 3 years of research experience in a government sector organization.
    I have a good SOP and LOR’s coupled with a nicely composed study/research objectives.
    My Quantitative score on the GRE is low which haunts me.
    Keeping in view my profile, what are my chances of getting through to the interview phase?
    Have you seen candidates with this much GRE getting the fulbright?

    Thanks and Regards,
    Bilal Hassan

    • WAS – Well the GRE is really low and I am yet to see someone with such a low score get the FB – even there are some then they have 4-5 int’l research publications in high impact factor journals.

  112. is there any scholarship for opyomrtry?

  113. I have done B.Sc Chemical Engineering and currently working . I want to get FB for MBA program. What are the chances to get FB for MBA Program for an Engineer having good GRE and TOEFL scores?
    Had any engineering degree holder get FB for MBA program in the past?

    • If you have the relevant profile and experience you can get it 🙂

  114. hi, I have completed my masters in communication and networks. My core subject is wireless sensor and networks. my thesis and research papers are published in this domain. now i would like to apply for the phd position . can i get full bright scholarship for phd . please help and also guide if i need to go for gre or what else. thanks

  115. Please help me

    Can my recommenders submit their new recommend lettter or previous is OK? because last year I applied but not selected.

  116. Nice to see you are Mr Talha. I am a student of B.s honour . my subject is literature simply you need to remember B.s english four year programe. still i am in eight semester. i know all the process and ditail. How can i apply? gre test is must for full bright.

  117. Hi
    My daughter is doing her M-Phil from GCU Lahore in Economics. By the September 2016 thesis will be completed. Is it the right time to apply for FB scholarship 2017 for her Phd in Economics?
    If so! how we can take a first step?

  118. Hey.. I did B.A then M. Sc I/O Psychology thus completing my 16 years education criteria for applying abroad. I scored 85% overall.
    What next to get a scholarship for Masters program in States?

  119. Dear Talha,
    Consider an academic profile as follows:
    MSEE 3.7/4.0
    BSc EE 3.8/4.0
    TOEFL = 102
    GRE = 303; verbal = 146; quantitative = 157; writing = 3.5
    With a 2 years gap between B.Sc. and MS with no work experience.
    What do you think about this profile especially regarding GRE Scores and having no work experience? Should one apply for FB? Is there ample chance of getting selected?
    Awaiting for your kind response. Thanks.

    • Well having no work experience is not an issue but having a gap of 2 years is a BIG issue. I think this might hurt your chances.

  120. P.hD in Fisheries

  121. I am an architect and Urban Planner. I have multiple publications with CGPA 3.4. I am rite now stuck with GRE. From where i can get the help for GRE its schedule and centers etc. Kindly help…

  122. For Matric and FSc. issued from BISE Lahore Board, the documents will be attested from BISE lahore?

  123. I’m applying for Fullbright and for Supply Chain Management Masters. In university selection there are few universities offering MSc in the subject and other few MBAs in the same subject. How should I proceed? MSc or MBA?. I have a feeling that MBA will not get funded or not selected by Fulbright. Please clear

    • MBA requires 3 years of work experience and I personally think MBA is better than MS in similar fields. So if you have a good profile then I will advise you to go for an MBA degree.

  124. Salam Talha bhai.

    I want to ask about documents. What kind of documents attestation is required for FB. They have mentioned that no need of HEC attestation. “You do not need to get your documents attested from HEC at the time of your application to the Fulbright. However, all of your academic documents from Matriculation/O-levels, Intermediate/A-levels/High School, Bachelors, Masters (if applicable), MPhil (if applicable) must be attested by the “issuing authority” at the time of your application to the Fulbright. For university degrees and transcripts the university authority would be the university registrar, for Matriculation it would be FBISE, for Intermediate it would be IBCC.”

    I have HEC attestation for university degrees. IBCC attestion of intermediate degrees. Board attestation of matriculation degrees. what should i do for documents for FB application? Because university registrar is not willing to attest the degree and now i have no time to request IBCC or board to send documents directly. I have aall degree attestation but you know they are original, i can not send original documents. What should i do to documents photocopies for successful application? Thanks bro

    • WAS – Salman just send photocopies of O/A levels or Matriculation and Intermediate along with copies of your university degree and transcripts attested by the uni it self. In your case just send photocopies of HEC and IBCC attested documents.

  125. Hello sir i am doing MPhil chemistry and my degree will end in 2017.. sir i am a disable student and i want to do Ph.D. sir please tell me how do i apply for FB and how i take addmision in Gree and please inform me is toffel or ittes is neceesory for aaplying and any favour for disables i FB thanks

    • GRE and TOEFL are required by all.

  126. HI! I wish to apply for the fullbright scholarship but i have not graduated yet. Im in the last semester of my study and will graduate by june 2016. Can i still apply?

  127. AOA sir, i am currently in final year MBBS n will complete it uptill february 2017. can i apply for MPH or M PHIL.

    • WAS – Yes you can apply next year

  128. i am doing BS honors in chemistry and it will complete in 2017. can i apply?

  129. MBA 2 yrs ( march 2014-2016)
    work experience ( 2005 -2014)
    BCS Honrs ( 4 yrs – 2000-2004 )

    Any chances of getting shcolarship?

  130. Assalam-o-Alaikum

    Sir i want to ask what is the last date to apply for fb ? And can we submit gre score after deadline of application ? I mean that for now i send you filled application form along with all documents except the gre ; so you may proceed with it. And when i appear for gre i will submit the gre score for fb . Is that possible ?

    Kindly reply
    .
    Thanks.

    • WAS 11th May. GRE deadline is 30th May.

  131. Hello,
    Can I mail my application through TCS and not Pakistan Mail ?

  132. If I send application on 9th May by Post Office from Lahore. It should reach Islamabad PO Box adress by 11th May, I hope.?

    • Apps should be dispatched by 11th May

  133. Can the application be handwritten instead of typed ?

  134. I have given the GRE, i didnot send scores to usefp at the test day. How do isend the scores now?

    • Go to ets website and enter the code for USEFP – you have to pay 27 USD

  135. i’m 14 .. can i apply for this application ..
    recently i given s.s.c part 2 .. from science

  136. I’M 12 YEAR OLD NOW I’ AM STUDENT OF SECONDARY SCHOOL IN CLASS 7TH .I GOT EDUCATION FROM GOVERNMENT SCHOOL WITH A & A+1 GRADE . I REALLY INTERESTED MY EDUCATION .
    I WANNA APPLY FOR THIS APPLICATION .HOW CAN I APPLY FOR THIS APPLICATION .
    IF I’M NOT ABLE FOR THIS APPLICATION BECAUSE OF MY AGE .IF NOT THEN PLZ GUIDE ME ANOTHER WEBSITE WHERE I APPLY FOR GOING ABROAD FOR CONTINUE MY ALL STUDIES .
    I ‘M LOOKING FOR MY BRIGHT FUTURE I MY EDUCATION .
    KINDLY ADVICE . AS DAUGHTER
    WARM REGARDS .
    HINA BIBI

  137. respected sir my mphil optometry will be completed this year aug 2016. how can i apply phd scholarship?

  138. Do I have to take admission in PHD before hand to apply for fulbright scholarship

    • No – Just apply to Fulbright directly.

  139. M ZEESHAN SALEH ………………..Sir, TALHA M POLITICAL SC STUDENT AT END OF SEASON MEANS ITS MY FINAL ,SO CAN I APPLY FOR THIS BEST SCHOLARSHIP TO BRIGHT MY FUTURE

  140. SALAM SIR …TALHA OMER
    MR. JAMIL AHMAD ….
    its my final year of political sc from big recognized university affiliated with HEC can i apply for this best chance to bright my future ,M i eligible ???….
    i will be grateful to to for ever

  141. Assalam-o-Alaikum Sir, i have just given 2nd year exams and i hope to get good grades. At present, I’m also preparing for Entry tests to appear in tests at various universities including Pakistan and Abroad. I want to ask about the full bright scholarships all across the world for Pakistan and for needy. Because i belong to both the categories. Kindly inform me about this all. I shall be Grateley thankful to you.And my priorities are Engineering in any field and IT and Computer Sciences field……….. Regards ?

  142. Hi, I just noticed a small mistake that I made in my Fulbright application. While filling out the Biographic Information Sheet at the end, I somehow missed the “total years of work experience”. Do you think it will affect my selection? The rest of the application is complete and I’ also attached my CV.

    • Don’t worry Fulbright will get that info from the CV.

  143. AOA,
    If someone has already completed their Bachelors from a USA university with a scholarship, does this make them eligible or ineligible to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship now?

    • WAS – No – they can apply for FB

  144. Salam. I am a dentist doing postgraduate training. Is it applicable for me to apply for scholarship in the field of clinical dentistry or any other module of dentistry ?

    • WAS – You can apply in programs such as public health etc. or module of chemistry

  145. Is there any oppertunity available for intermediate students to study abroad?

  146. A.O.A Sir, I’m in the final semester of B.S (food technology ). I’ll probably end my degree with 3.60 CGPA . How bright iare my chances to get a FB scholarships and what steps should i need to take to get one \? Are there specific number of seats for this specific field ?
    Thanks in advance.

  147. i have recently completed my DPT doctor of physiotherapy…
    can i apply for full bright and do i need to take GRE general or subject based??

    • You can apply – you need to take GRE general

  148. AoA,

    Thanks for all the information you are sharing here. Incredible job, much appreciated. I was reviewing the profiles of successful applicants, and noticed that few applicants mentioned “improving” against their current GRE scores. Need to ask if USEFP allows/recommends improvement in GRE scores during interviews/selection process? Would be helpful if you can comment/elaborate on the issue.

    Thanks again,

    • WAS – well sometimes they do ask candidates to improve but that is only after the final selection. Not during the interview.

  149. Is Yemeni students eligible to apply ?

    • No idea – you will have to check with Fulbright in Yemen

  150. AOA…
    Can I apply now?
    What is the last date?

    • WAS – you can apply in May next year

  151. Assalam.o.alaikum sir my name is shumaila bibi i have done M.A. ENGLISH Literature and Linguistics from NUML ISLAMABAD. Insha Allah i will be able to get my degree in august.i got 3.76 CGPA IN Masters can i apply for Full Bright SCholarship.kindly give me guide line regarding to this scholarship.

  152. Hello, Is there any such condition in FB that you ll hv to do job in Paksitan for some period of time after completion of studies?

    • Yes 2 years after MS and 5 years after PHD

  153. Secondly, can u plz guide that if an applicant is engg graduate and has 4 years of experience in MNC and has no social work experience, what would be the probability of getting scholarship? Can u recommend any institute for preparation of GRE or any books?

    • Yes yes of course – social work is not mandatory but always recommended 🙂 Well GRE prep you can consult Manhattan guides and ETS OFFICIAL guides!

  154. I just ask that the decline date of this scholarship….

  155. sir! i m graduate 0f 14 years of education can i apply for this program………….?
    means on full bright scholarship programmer

  156. hello sir i will complete my m.sc botany in december 2016 can i apply for scholarship for year 2017 in mphil abroad ?

    • Yes

      • SIR M DOING DENTAL TECHNOLOGY FROM KING EDWARD MEDICAL UIVERSITY ND M IN 4TH SEMESTER NOW CAN I APPLY FOR THIS SCHOLORSHIP IN USA FOR 1 SEMESTER EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

      • I am an ex army officer, I want to do CPP or masters in criminology have done bachelor’s from Pakistan Military Academy. Can.I apply for this program?

      • Dear sir

        I am a sociologist and doing my final year project. can i apply for scholarship for year 2017?

  157. Is there any option to apply after due date with late fee submission?

  158. Sir As i Know Its late. but can i now apply for the scholarship For MCS? .. As last date is Over . i wanT to appLy for the Upcoming Session FAll 16

    • You can apply next year in May now

  159. AoA..
    Is there is one semester programme during BS in Full Bright Scholarship..?

    • WAS Yes there is a UGRAD program by USEFP.

  160. I will complete MSCS degree by june 2017, and struggling to find some good PHD scholarship in Computer sciences for next year, do i have to wait for next year to qualify for fully bright scholarship or am i eligible to submit application in this batch?
    WHAT ARE THE MAJOR CONSTRAINTS TO GET ADMISSION IN PHD.?

    • You will have to wait and apply next year. You need 18 years of education, a few publications and GRE score to apply.

  161. Hello
    Sir I passed Matric in IN 2007 with second division and Pass F.A 2009 with second division and B.A in 2015 with Second division now m.A politocal science am elgible for the fb

  162. Is there any age limit for applying in Full Bright?

  163. I want to know about the list of fields in which Fulbright offers it’s Master program. I tried finding it in its official website.

    • All fields are eligible except clinical medicine!

  164. Hi,
    I have done Bachelors of Information Technology from NUST SEECS in 2013 with a cgpa of 3.37/4 (gold medalist). I have over 2 years of professional experience (over 3 years if internship and TAships are counted as well). I have a decent SOP & SO focusing on my journey, hardships & overcoming them, accomplishments and future goals etc. I think my LORs are also decent as they showcase my strengths, my passion for problem solving and alignment of my experience with my goals in future. I gave GRE in late April and scored 307 (160 Q, 147 V). Can you honestly tell my chances for this scholarship?

    • Sorry CGPA is 3.73/4

    • Hello – well given your profile the chances are pretty strong although i’d say that your quant score should be above 164 given your background! But the rest of the profile is pretty competitive.

  165. I have done my B.COM (2 years) and currently i am working on my 2 years B.B.S degree. it will be completed in may 2017. what would be the right time to apply for this scholarship and for the GRE test also.
    Secondly i don’t have any work experience so, can i apply for this scholarship?

    • You can apply next apply next year – experience is not required

  166. Hello. I have a bachelors degree in marketing and I want to apply for MBA. Does FullBright Scholarship offer in MBA?

    • Hello – yes FB offers MBA for applicants with 3+ years of work experience!

  167. Hi, i am graduating in feb 2017, Can i apply for the scholarship now but due date has passed in may.
    and if apply now my application will be considered or not?

    • You can apply next year now in May 2017

      • Sir can I apply for fb for undergraduate degree

  168. Hi , i want to apply im masters in business administration.and have 16 years of education. i have passed GAT general. Is GRE necessary for me to apply for this program ?

  169. Hay. I have completed my F.SC and want to apply for fulbright scholarship for my undergraduate degree in US how will I do it.
    I can or not?

  170. I have done B.Pharmacy but did not pursue it as a career. Instead I did CSS and now I am in government service for the last seven years. Recently I also did M.Sc. Economics (private) for professional capacity building. Presently, i am preparing for GRE and hoping to get enrolled in Economics program on the basis of it. Can you tell me my overall chances of getting admission, and more specifically, in one of the top of American Universities (provided, of course, if I score very well on the GRE test)?

    • Hello – well without a GRE score it is hard to give any chance estimate 🙁 Plus I will advice you to give us a call at +92 300 9448672 and discuss your case in detail so that we can give you a rough idea.

  171. hi i am doing bachelor in media science so can i apply? and send me plz media programs which is in fb…

    • Yes you can apply in any program except medicine!

  172. Aoa , sir , i want to ask that if someone has done simple BA englush and they want to study further through fb , is it possible for them to give GRE and apply for fb ? on the basis of simple BA degree ? also please tell me fb is only for going to america ? i mean what about asian countries like malaysia korea etc ? cant we go on fb to those coutries ? HEC fb is only for america australia ?

    • WAS yes after GRE you can apply. FB is only for US.

  173. Hi , I have done my BBA from AIOU and in professional field from last 9 years. Can I apply for it

  174. Respected Sir i have completed Mphil(CS). now i want to get scholarship in PhD (CS) full free or funded its possible for me kindly tell me.
    thanks

  175. Hi I have done Intermediate, can I apply for MBBS for American scholarships?

  176. I did MA English literature in 2013 can I apply for FB?

  177. Please tell me that if GRE is compulsory for FB?

  178. how to apply ?

  179. I have done Acs with 70% marks. can i apply for scholarship of masters?

  180. I had done Pharm-D, can i apply for this program. ,if yes then how?

  181. Salam. Sir which is the best field for thesis in msc.physics. ?
    For this scholarship which fields are more considerable.
    I want to avail this scholarship opprtunity after msc physics.

    • WAS – any field is equally good for this scholarship – you just need to have a good GRE score and profile

  182. Assalam o laikum sir but I am complet 3rd year an bsc level studend but me how scholarship to aply but you send me completly detail to gemail ok thank u sir

  183. I am a doctor, MBBS, and I am about to complete my residency from Aga Khan Hospital. I have had excellent grades throughout my educational career. Am I eligible to apply for scholarship to go for one year medical fellowship to Singapore?

    Please enlighten on the subject as I do not see much opportunities for medical doctors for their fellowship scholarships.

    • Hello – nope this is not for medicine – only non medicine can apply 🙂

  184. Hey,

    I am almost done with my 1st year of 4 year BS(Hons.) in English Literature. Please tell me if I can apply after the completion of my 2 years for 3rd and 4th year. If I can apply, please guide me when will come the next dates and how do I apply? Also, tell me about tests which I should take before applying for the scholarship.
    Thank you.

    Student in need,
    Aruha Arif

    • Hello – You can apply in 4th year. GRE general test is required.

  185. sir im doing my PhD in physical chemistry n want to do my research in usa through fullbright scholarship .am i eligible?if yes then how can i proceed

  186. hello R/Sir,
    currently i m a biochemistry mphil student at QAU islamabad and my degree will be completed till august next year, should i follow the same procedure of taking GRE general and TOEFL to get the FB scholarship or there is any distinct way for getting PhD FB scholarship especially for being a biochemist.
    2ndly plz suggest some best books/guides for international GRE preparation to get overwhelming score.
    Your guidance can change my luck!

    • Hello – Yes you have to take the same procedure – manhattan GRE and ETS GRE books are the best prep source

  187. I am student of BS Eng in BZU.I m in 5th semester now and can I apply for Fulbright exchange program scholarship?

  188. i qualifed bacholar. i apply for this scholarship???

  189. Aoa, sir talha i must appreciate you’re doing a great job here. Sir my sister did her MPhil in Agricultural economics from Peshawar university back in the year 1999. She had a gpa of 3.97. Is she eligible to apply for FB to do phd in economics after such a long gap? She is 44 years old. Would she be requiring GRE Gen also?
    Your guidance would be highly appreciated. Thanks

    • WAS Zubair – Thank you 🙂 Yes she can apply – age is not an issue at all

  190. is there is scholarship for masters in pharmacy ?

  191. Sir i am student of first year LL.B i want to scholarship to forien country

  192. Sir i am doing M.Phil APPLIED LINGUISTICS FROM UNIVERSITY OF LAHORE SARGODHA CAMPUS
    sir i have 3 second divions
    matirc first div
    f.sc 2nd div
    b.a 2nd div
    m.a annual system 2nd div with D grade
    can i avial this fullbright schoarship ????
    if yes what will be the procedure of it
    also guide me tht how and when i can aply for this scholarship
    kindly male me at rtanveer464@gmail.com
    Regards

  193. IS THERE ANY SCHOLARSHIP FOR LLB

  194. salam sir i have done my BSc ( hons ) AUDIOLOGY can i apply for GRE.

  195. sir iam an agriculture 2nd year student i can apply to fb for one semister at america

    • Yes you can apply for UGRAD program

  196. how can i apply for LLM

  197. hello sir

    i complete my M.PHIL ZOOLOGY IN OCTOBER 2016 . CAN I APPLY FOR PhD?
    AND WHATS THE DURATION ?

  198. currently i am m.phil student of biological sciences and its my last year, doing my research sir i want to know can i apply for FB for my PhD and what will be the requirements for this. As i have not appeared in GRE test. is it possible i applied for FB for my Phd and after i appeared in GRE test is it possible and kindly reply me very soon. thanks and please reply me on my mail. it will be more feasible for me

    • Hello – yes you can apply – GRE is required for this. GRE has to be given before applying. If you don’t want to waste one year then you can apply now directly to US by december 2016

  199. Aoa sir i am a btech (hon) mechanical student and i want to know what is my field of study as the option of btech mechanical is not list in the application. I shall be very thankful.

    • WAS – doesn’t matter at all 🙂 chose the closest field.

  200. I have BS hons in physics . can i apply ? In which university GRE test applicable for MS phycsis.

    • Yes you can apply. for all programs GRE is required by FB

  201. Can Doctors from pakistan apply for fullbright scholarship? to programs like MASTERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH?

  202. salam. i want to ask about the facilities that will be provided when someone awarded by this scholarship. and do we need to show financial status ?

  203. Scholarships are still open for year 2017?

    • nope – now they will open in Feb 2017

  204. my CGPA is 2.00/4.oo can I will be apply for MS ,and if yes how can I applying for Ms

  205. what are the pre-requisite for full bright scholarship as a MPHIL scholar and applying for Masters program or direct PhD?

  206. Sir ,I have completed BDS on August 2014 and then Huose job completed in 2015. Can I apply for Masters in Public Health? Currently I’m preparing for post graduation but till now didn’t get any enrolment, means that there is a gap of 1 year from now till I completed by house job. Does this gap effects my chances?

    • Yes you can apply 🙂 Gaps dont affect unless you can defend them

  207. asslamo alaikum sir.
    recently i have completed my law degree
    ll.b from pakistan college of law
    i want to apply for ll.m
    so i want to ask how can i apply for ll.m scholarship under full bright scholarship
    please tell me
    i will wait for your reply
    thanks

    • WAS Amna – yes you can apply

  208. full free scholarship for Ph.d .please inform me

  209. sir is there any fees for toefl for fb program

  210. Any idea about dates for outcome of Fulbright Post-doc fellowship program?

    • You can check with usef Pakistan.

  211. fullbright scholarship 2017. pls inform me. i am a nigerian student on Ph.D in a federal university of agriculture, abeokuta, Ogun stste

    • Hello we only deal with Pakistan Fulbright program!

  212. Sir, I am student of Psychology last semester . i am willing to apply for m.Phil. . Can you please guide me?

  213. aoa
    please inform me i have done BS Computer System Engineering in October 2016. i have not done GRE before is there any chance to get this scholarship right now after doing the GRE in coming badge. please mention the dates also in which duration if i will complete the GRE i will be able to apply? Is there any local person in Islamabad who can give assistance to get this?

    • WAS – You can only get the scholarship after you have taken the GRE exam. GRE prep can be done in 2-3 months.

  214. food technology

  215. Hello sir
    My self Syed Muhammad from orakzai agency i was the part of pakista usaed student exchange program in 2010. i benn to america in 2010 i want to go again can you help me

    • You can check the 2018 Fulbright scholarships program

  216. salam
    i want to ask that when applications would be open for full bright this year and Chemistry students can apply for PHD

    • WAS – They are open now – yes you can apply for PHD

  217. I made an application for master degree for fulbright eventhough I had a master degree in molecular biology with a great GPA
    and actually in Institute of Public Health My GRE score are 140 in Verbal and 150 in Quantitative. Is there any chance to gain the scholarship?

    • Your GRE score is very low on the verbal end – even in your field the avg scores are around 150 for verbal – quant score is fine for your field.

  218. I am currently enrolled in an M.Phil. degree. I will complete this degree by August 2017. Am I eligible to apply to Fulbright for a PhD program.

  219. I have done bs ( hons) in chemistry. I want to study mphil in foregin country for better and bright future.

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