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Fulbright Awards 2018 - for Master or PhD Degree in USA

Dear Students and Faculty Members,

Please find attached an advertisement of Fulbright Program 2018. This program is designed to award Pakistani citizens the opportunity to study for a Master's or PhD degree program at a US university beginning in fall of 2018. The grant of this program will fund participant's tuition, required textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance. USEFP also assists with the visa process.

Application process of Fulbright Program is online from this year. Application deadline is Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

We had also arranged information session and GRE Mock sessions to facilitate the interested candidates from IBA community; we shall have more GRE mock sessions and will inform of the same via separate email.

Key details of Fulbright Program 2018 are listed below for your information. In case of any concern or query, please feel free to contact us at internationaloffice@iba.edu.pk.

Kind regards,

Applicant Profile:
- Permanent citizens of Pakistan with strong academic histories, residing and working in Pakistan and committed to returning and serving Pakistan
- For Master's: Persons who have a completed 16 years of formal education. Recent graduates are strongly encouraged to apply except for MBA applicants
- For PhD: Persons with 18 years of formal education. It is highly desirable that candidates have work experience in teaching, research and or the public sector in Pakistan
- All disciplines except for clinical medicine are eligible to apply. However, energy, water, agriculture, health and education are priority areas
- Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and remote areas who would not otherwise have such an opportunity, women, minorities and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply

Additional Application Requirements:
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test Score; according to old scoring system, minimum requirement is 300 on each section of GRE with higher score on the section most applicable to applicant's field of study. As per new scoring system, minimum scores of 138 in the verbal and 136 in the quantitative sections are required. (If you are selected and your field requires it, then you will be advised to take a GMAT / GRE subject at that time; such scores, however, are not required with the application)
- Short-listed applicants will be required to take the TOEFL within two weeks of being notified and to bring proof of registration for the TOEFL with them to the interview (you will need a minimum score of 90)

Complete application package for this program includes
- Complete signed application form for Fulbright Program 2018 (online application at www.usefpakistan.org/fulbright/)
- Three reference letters
- GRE Score Report
- Scanned degrees and transcripts including an explanation of the grading scale of the issuing university
- Curriculum Vitae

Last date to submit the online application is Wednesday, May 17, 2017. If you have any query at any stage, then please feel free to contact me.

1. Short-listed applicants will be called in for interviews at Islamabad between June and September 2017. Final candidates and alternates will be selected and notified in October 2017
2. Spouses of Fulbright grantees usually join them in the second semester. Grantees with children can request to bring their dependents. However, they will need to demonstrate financial ability to support their dependents while they are in the U.S., including obtaining medical insurance.