Mobilities USEFP Fulbright Scholarship

USEFP Fulbright Scholarship

  1. Fulbright Champion: Dr. Umair Hashmi
  2. Introduction The Fulbright Masters and PhD Program funds graduate study in the United States for a Master’s or Ph.D. degree. All successful candidates are required to sign a contract with USEFP and, for successful Ph.D. candidates, a bond with the HEC that binds them to return to Pakistan immediately after their program in the U.S. and serve the country for the number of years equivalent to the length of their scholarship program. This contract is redeemable on a year-for-year basis minimum of two years; as long as a person fulfills the service requirement, he or she will pay nothing.
  3. Coverage/provision: full tuition, required textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance. USEFP also assists with the visa process.
  4. Eligibility: Pakistani citizens, residing and working in Pakistan, with strong academic histories in all disciplines except clinical medicine are welcome to apply.
    1. Master degree program
      1. Either a four-year Bachelor’s degree or a Bachelor’s and Master’s combination totaling 16 years of formal education from an accredited university.
      2. MBA and Public Policy/Administration applicants, require 2 years of work experience.
    2. PhD degree program
      1. Master’s, M.Phil or comparable degree (a minimum of 18 years of formal education) from an accredited university.
      2. highly desirable: work experience in teaching, research, or the public sector in Pakistan.
    3. For both the Masters and PhD programs
      1. all academic disciplines are eligible, except clinical medicine.
      2. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE General) is required for all applicants. (minimum scores of 138 in the verbal and 136 in the quantitative sections).
  • A high level of fluency in spoken and written English. (The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) will be required from all the selected candidates.)


  1. Scholarship Cycle
    1. Call open: February
    2. Deadline: May
    3. Application review and interview process: September
    4. Results: mid-October.
    5. After selection: University submission and placement: End of February
    6. Visa interviews: June (The departure to the U.S. commences in July and onwards, depending on the universities reporting dates)
  2. Ineligibility
    1. Persons with a dual U.S./Pakistan nationality or those having a spouse, parent, fiancé or child over 18 years of age who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    2. Employees of the Fulbright organization or the U.S. Department of State and their spouses, fiancés, siblings, dependents, children and parents. For programs funded by their agencies, employees of USAID or the HEC and their spouses, fiancés, siblings, dependents, children and parents.
    3. As a general matter, preference for Fulbright student opportunities will be given to candidates who have not previously received a Fulbright student grant.
    4. Persons already studying in the U.S. or on a work/residence visa in any country.