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28th February 2024


Updated on 29th November 2023

US Fulbright scholarships are open for postgraduate masters and PhD academic year 2025, applicants can apply till 28th February 2024.

Updated on 27th June 2023

USEFP is accepting online applications for US Fulbright scholarships, students who want to pursue masters or PhD for any study field except medicine can apply for Fulbright scholarships 2024. Online application portal for Fulbright Scholarship program 2024 will remain open till 12th April 2024.

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The Fulbright Scholarship is a highly esteemed program funded by the U.S. government, promoting educational and cultural exchange between the United States and other countries. It offers opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to study, teach, and conduct research abroad, fostering mutual understanding and collaboration across borders.

Scholarships are offered for all masters and Ph.D. study fields except clinical medicine. It is a fully funded scholarship program for masters and Ph.D. Freshers are encouraged to apply for a Fulbright scholarship except those who have done an MBA/public policy and administration as they require two years of work experience. The same Ph.D. applicants must have work experience either in research, teaching, or in any public sector.  

Successfully selected students to have to sign a contract with USEFP and HEC (only Ph.D. applicants) to be back in their home country Pakistan and bind here at least for the same duration spent in the USA under the Fulbright scholarship program.


No. of scholarships




Course level

    Masters and PhD

Fields of study

    For all study fields  


    Fully funded  

Application Period

    Open from November to 28th February 2024   


    USA universities

Undergraduate degree holders

    Can apply for masters Scholarships

Master’s degree holder

    Should apply for PhD Scholarships


    Applications can be submitted till 28th February


Fields Of Study For Fulbright Scholarship

Applicants can apply for all study fields they are interested for except clinical medicine field. Applicants for the following disciplines are preferred for Fulbright scholarship

  • Energy, water, and Public health

  • Education

  • Agriculture

  • Social sciences

  • Journalism

  • Mass communication

  • Arts and Cultural management

  • Heritage conservation and Museum studies

  • Urban and regional planning

  • Environmental sciences

  • Security/ peace studies

  • Data science

Students can change their study field with a logic reason why they are going to change the study field.

Benefits Of Fulbright Scholarship

Students selected for masters or PhD Fulbright scholarship will get the following grants from US state department.

  • Grant will cover full tuition fee

  • Two way airfare

  • Monthly living allowance will be granted to selected students

  • Health insurance

  • First time settling allowance in USA

Who Can Apply For USA Fulbright Scholarship?

  • Citizens of Pakistan who have strong academic record can apply for scholarship

  • Must be willing to come back to Pakistan after graduation

  • Fulbright masters scholarship’s applicants must have undergraduate honors degree/ master’s degree formal 16 years of education.

  • Who are willing to apply for PhD scholarships must have masters or M. Phil degree (formal 18 years of education)

  • Without accompanying dependents, applicants must be able to complete the grants

  • Applicants though applying for masters or PhD scholarships must have a valid GRE score (verbal section scores must be: 138, quantitative section scores should be: 136)

  • English language test (TOFEL) is not required to apply for Fulbright masters and PhD scholarships as updated recently by USEFP, though shortlisted candidates have to submit a valid Duolingo test score. 

  • MBBS graduates cannot apply for clinical medicine course while they can go for other public health courses to be studied

  • Applicants who have done undergraduate and master’s degree, can apply for masters scholarship with a solid reason why they want to pursue second master’s degree from USA

  • Disabled persons are highly encouraged to apply for masters and PhD Fulbright scholarship. As applicants with hearing, visual or mobility impairment can be accepted by well-equipped USA universities


Who Cannot Apply For Fulbright Scholarships?

  • Dual nationals (US/ Pakistan)

  • If spouse, sibling, or child (over 18 years) is US national

  • Employees of US department of state, USAID and Fulbright organization cannot apply for masters and PhD Fulbright scholarship (even if any of their blood relation is employed at one of this organizations, they will not be eligible for this scholarship)

  • If already availed Fulbright scholarship for any of the degree program

  • Already enrolled students in US/ any international university/ entered in US on work visa are not eligible to apply for Fulbright scholarship

  • Applicant cannot apply for masters leading to PhD program

How Can Pakistani Students Apply For Fulbright Scholarships?

Online applications are accepted for masters and PhD Fulbright scholarships. Incomplete and paper applications are not accepted.  Follow the described steps

  • Register for GRE test (test is conducted 4 times in a week from Monday to Thursday throughout the year)

  • Students have to pay 205 US$ GRE application fee

  • Appear in GRE test before the application deadline unlike TOFEL GRE scores are must require at the time of application

  • Not any application fee is required for Fulbright scholarship application

Documents Required For Fulbright Scholarship Application

Following documents must be arranged before US Fulbright Scholarship application

  • Application form

  • Reference letter from previously studied institute (minimum 3)

  • GRE qualified test result report

  • Scanned and attested educational transcripts (try to upload HEC attested transcripts but if attested by an authorized person at the time of application, it will be accepted)

  • Though English language test scores are not required to be submitted at the time of application but after selection, applicants have to submit Duolingo test scores


Deadline To Apply For Fulbright Scholarship

The last date to apply for Fulbright masters and PhD scholarship is 28th February each year.



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