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ISLAMABAD: Fulbright scholarships open for 2014

The Fulbright Programme in Pakistan has started accepting applications for 2014.

The US government’s flagship scholarship programme awards full scholarships to deserving Pakistani students who wish to complete their Masters or PhD, in a field of their choice, in universities across the United States. These scholarships cover tuition fee, textbooks, airfare, a stipend and health insurance.

US Embassy Public Affairs Officer Kathryn Schalow said, “We are proud that Pakistan has the largest Fulbright programme in the world, and also one of the oldest. Our agreement initiating the programme was signed on September 23, 1950 – and the first Pakistanis and Americans travelled each way in the same year. It was one of the very first agreements of its kind and has since been extended to 155 countries around the world.”

The US Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) administers the Fulbright Programme. USEFP Executive Director Rita Akhtar encouraged students from all over Pakistan to take advantage of the Fulbright Programme in 2014.

In addition to approximately 200 students who will depart in the fall of 2013, 391 students currently study in the United States on Fulbright awards. This is one example of the US government’s long-term commitment to the education of Pakistanis, and to increasing mutual understanding between both countries.

Since USEFP’s inception more than 61 years ago, nearly 4,000 Pakistanis and more than 800 Americans have participated in exchange programmes administered by the USEFP.

Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and students from FATA, Balochistan, and all of Pakistan’s provinces are strongly encouraged to apply. All disciplines are eligible, with the exception of the field of clinical medicine. Applicants studying energy, water, and agricultural disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply. More information about this program, as well as standardised testing and free educational advising services can be found on the USEFP’s website,

6 thoughts on “ISLAMABAD: Fulbright scholarships open for 2014”

  1. Asllam O Aliakum…Sir i am Muhammad Rizwan Shoukat From Toba Tek Singh Punjab Pakistan..I am Disable person from my right hand and right leg…I have Completed my B.Sc Agricultural Engineering from university of Agriculture Faisalabad l(2009-2013)..Sir i am very fond of study..Sir please inform me about Scholarship for Disable person…how i can apply…thank you sir

  2. sir my name kashif hussain from sindh iam disable fro legs so i can not walk or stand own self i used wheel chair plz get me scholar ship iam student of fsc passed in 863marks….

  3. To,
    Scholarships Program,

    Dear Sir,
    My name is Noor Saba.I am from Swat and physically handicapped but thanks God mentally i am normal.I read in class 7th and my age is 13.I am using wheel chair and thus cannot walk or stand by myself.

    You will feel happy when you hear about the happy news that the Governor of KPK Engineer Shaukat Ullah called me and my father to meet with him in Governor house Peshawar.He was impressed from my speech in a program about the empowering of special persons in Pakistan that went on press media. Governor liked my ambitions and called for meeting.

    This gave me more courage to continue my education to become leader of special persons.My mission is to empower special people for independent and respectful living in the future.

    This event encouraged me to continue her mission for becoming voice for the down trodden and special people.I have a requesting you to please give select me for a scholarship.This will help that i will continue my education to work for the rights and empowerment of special persons in the world.
    The Prime Minister of Pakistan has also given me a date and time to meet with him. The scholarship will make me encourage to continue my education and struggle.

    Please click the following link of our meeting with the Governor of KPK.

    Thanks & Best Regards,
    Noor Saba,

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