Fulbright Foreign Student Program (2017-2018 Academic Year)

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides opportunities to graduate students and young professionals to earn a Master’s degree in the U.S. universities beginning in academic year 2017-2018.

Eligible Fields of Study: The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is open to all fields of study, with the exception of medical sciences.


  • Applicants must be citizens of Tajikistan residing in Tajikistan at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education and hold a bachelor’s degree.

Completed Online Applications Includes:

  • Completed online application form;
  • Academic transcripts, diplomas, and translations;
  • Three reference letters;
  • TOEFL and GRE test scores (if available). More information about the tests and sample exams can be found on www.ets.org/toefl and www.ets.org/gre. In some cases a GMAT is also necessary;
  • Resume or CV;
  • Copy of passport bio-data page.

Program Provisions:

  • J-1 visa support;
  • Tuition and fees;
  • Health insurance coverage;
  • Monthly stipend;
  • Books and supplies;
  • International airfare to and from the U.S.

Selection Criteria:

  • Applicants must have a sufficiently high level of English to undertake full-time graduate-level study in the U.S.;
  • Applicants must have outstanding academic records;
  • Applicants who are selected as semi-finalists must take the TOEFL, GRE, or GMAT tests; and
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate high motivation, serious commitment to completing the program, and leadership potential upon returning home.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 20, 2016. Applicants can access the online application by going to https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international/20/

Nominations are made by the U.S. Embassy and are reviewed in the United States by independent review committees. The J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board has final approval of all nominees.

Please address your questions to Shafoat Kabilova, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan, Phone: 2292314, e-mail: FulbrightTajikistan@state.gov