The U.S. Embassy Rangoon announced the Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program for the academic year 2016-2017.
The program gives full scholarship funding to Burmese students seeking a Master’s Degree at a university in the United States of America.
Participants will be recruited through a merit-based, open competition and chosen based upon their leadership potential, academic excellence, maturity, ability to adjust successfully to life in the United States, and potential to promote mutual understanding between the United States and the people of other countries.
To be eligible for the Fulbright scholarship, applicants:
must be Burmese citizens; individuals of other nationalities are not eligible to apply in Burma;
must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree (applicants with advanced degree, e.g. Masters, are also eligible);
must have a strong academic background and a record of excellence in previous studies;
must have a minimum paper-based TOEFL score of 575 (students must take a screening test conducted by the U.S. Embassy if they don’t have a TOEFL score, and must take the official TOEFL test after being nominated);
should have relevant degrees or professional experience in their proposed field of study;
should have little or no previous experience traveling or living in the United States;
should not have a degree from a U.S. university or be enrolled in a U.S. degree program.
ELIGIBLE FIELDS OF STUDY: All fields of study will be considered.
All grantees are expected to return to their home countries for at least two years at the conclusion of their grant in compliance with the J-visa requirements.
Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarships provide tuition and related academic fees, a monthly stipend for room, board and incidental expenses, supplemental health and accident benefits, a book and equipment allowance, international/domestic travel allowance, and the opportunity to attend Fulbright enrichment activities.
Find application at http://burma.usembassy.gov/fulbright-foreign.html
Submit application one time only. Soft copies may be submitted to RangoonUSECA@state.gov. Hard copies may be sent or delivered to Cultural Affairs Unit, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, 110 University Ave, Kamayut Township, Yangon.
The deadline for applications is July 13, 2015!
For more information, contact the Cultural Affairs Unit at 536509/ 505113 Ext: 4369, email: RangoonUSECA@state.gov. Follow us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/usembassy.rangoon.