Fulbright Foreign Student Program

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Application deadlines: 3 June 2013

Description:

The U.S. Embassy Rangoon is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program for the academic year 2014-2015. 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 U.S., and potential to promote mutual understanding between the United States and the people of other countries. 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, travel allowance, and the opportunity to attend Fulbright enrichment activities.

Eligibility and Restrictions:

To be eligible, applicants:

  • must be a Myanmar citizen;
  • must hold a Bachelor’s degree on or before May 31, 2011;
  • must have a strong academic background and a record of excellence in previous studies;
  • must be proficient in English, with a minimum TOEFL score of 575 or an IELTS score of 6.5;
  • 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;

Important: 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.

The deadline for applications is July 3, 2013

The application and detailed instructions are available at: http://burma.usembassy.gov/scholarships.html or the Cultural Affairs Unit, Public Affairs Section, American Embassy, 110 University Avenue, Kamayut Township, Rangoon, Ph: 536509/ 505113 Ext: 4369, email: RangoonUSECA@state.gov.

Fulbright Informational sessions in Rangoon:

Dates:     Friday, April 5, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013

Time:       5:00 p.m.

Place:      The American Center, 14 Tawwin Street, Dagon Township

Other informational sessions will be announced later.

Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program Announcement (PDF 195 K)

Fulbright Application Form (Required) (PDF 298 K)

Supplemental Forms (Required)

Letter of Reference (PDF 68 K)

Academic Records Information Form (PDF 44 K)