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Fulbright Graduate Study Program

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Application Deadline: May 31, 2022 (11:59 pm).

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The Embassy of the United States in Azerbaijan is pleased to announce the Fulbright Graduate Study Program competition for the 2022-2023 academic year.  The programs enables young professionals from Azerbaijan to study for one year or longer at U.S. universities to pursue a Master’s level of study in the all the fields. Priority will be given to the following fields:

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Energy
  • Economics
  • Journalism
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Public Health
  • Social Work
  • Urban Planning
  • Tourism
  • Law

The Fulbright program calls for applications in all the fields of study with the exception and preferences as below.

Applications in the field of business administration leading to the MBA degree are not eligible.

The Institute of International Education is responsible for requesting and confirming placement of students at the universities in the U.S.

Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition.  This prestigious award covers tuition and fees at a U.S. university, a monthly living stipend, health insurance, and international airfare.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Applicants must be citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan and/or be permanent resident qualified to hold a valid Azerbaijani passport. Permanent U.S. residents and persons with dual (Azerbaijan and U.S.) citizenship are ineligible. Applicants must reside in Azerbaijan.
  • Applicants must be proficient in oral and written English (Selected candidates will take TOEFL applicants  and GRE tests during the selection process).
  • Applicants must be eligible for a J-1 visa, which requires the grantee to return to Azerbaijan for a minimum of two years at the end of the grant period.
  • Applicants must be eligible for a J-1 visa, which requires the grantee return to Azerbaijan for a minimum of two years at the end of the grant period.
  • Applicants already studying in the U.S. are ineligible for a Fulbright grant.
General Selection Criteria
  • Strong academic record
  • Adaptability and personal suitability
  • Preference is given to applicants who have not had a prior opportunity for studying in the United States.

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, and sex.

Benefits
  • Tuition, living stipend, and travel and academic allowances.
  • Opportunity to experience life in the United States and share your culture with Americans.
  • Pre-academic training and enrichment seminars.
  • Induction into the global Fulbright alumni network.
  • Opportunity to earn a graduate degree in a field of your choice from an American university.
Selection Procedures
  • Applications are subject to pre-screening.
  • Applicants recommended by reviewers are invited for an interview conducted in person in English by a selection committee comprised of Embassy representatives, U.S. and Azerbaijan scholars, and Fulbright alumni.
  • Nominees are subject to final approval by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
How to Apply

Completed applications must include:

  • Online application at: https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2023 (instructions for completing the application can be found here);
  • Three (3) Letters of Reference (can be submitted online by instructors, professors or work supervisors, or sent via e-mail to the U.S. Embassy);
  • Personal Statement essay (~ 600-1000 words)
  • Field of Study essay (~ 500 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Academic transcripts/diplomas (certified translation into English or verified copies of original academic transcript and degree certificate – scanned and attached to the application);
  • Valid results from the U.S. standardized tests – TOEFL (required for all candidates) and GRE (required in most fields of study) – if the applicant has taken these tests in the past two years.IF AVAILABLE, submit standardized test scores by the time of application submission (minimum TOEFL IBT 90 and IBT 100 for LLM students or IELTS 7.0); otherwise only short-listed candidates will be required to take the official TOEFL and GRE tests in October-November with provided free vouchers. Note: Semi-finalist’s inability to achieve required score in allocated timeframe will result in dismissal from the nomination process.
  • Copy of passport.

Please scan all the above-mentioned documents and upload to your online application.  

Please note that all items should be translated into English.

Nominated candidates will have to submit a copy of their original academic transcript bearing all official, notarized stamps to U.S. Embassy Baku.  No need to submit original transcripts at the application stage.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022 ( 11:59 pm)
Link to the application:
https://apply.iie.org/apply/?sr=d07f95d4-4d54-4e73-bcbd-539b96f9ac0b

 

Any application submitted to the United States or elsewhere, separate from the official system noted above, will not be considered.

For additional information about the Fulbright Scholarship, please, attend an in-person info session at Baku American Center on May 5th at 7 pm at Baku American Center, Azerbaijan University of Languages (Rashid Behbudov),  or email to  bakuEducation@state.gov