The United States Educational Foundation is an institution that promotes educational and cultural exchange between Pakistan and the USA. The USEF gathers different scholarship programs according to the level of study.
For graduate students, the Fulbright PhD & Masters scholarships cover tuition, textbooks, living stipend, health insurance and airfare.
In order to be considered as eligible for the the Master’s degree scholarship, you need a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s combination totaling 16 years of formal education from an accredited university. MBA applicants require 3 years of work experience.
If you intend to apply for a PhD degree program, eligibility depends on the fact of holding a Master’s, M.Phil or comparable degree (at least 18 years of formal education). It is strongly desirable that applicants have work experience in teaching, research, or the public sector in Pakistan.
The Fulbright Scholar Program attains to PhD holders or terminal degree in their specific field. The most important part of the application for this scholarship is the candidates’ proposal of desired accomplishments in the U.S. and their relationship with their work in Pakistan.
All academic areas are eligible except for Clinical Medicine.
Undergraduate Students have the Global Undergraduate Program (UGRAD) as an option to apply for a scholarship. There is an age limit of 25 for this program and in order to be eligible, candidates must be currently enrolled in a college or university and committed to returning to their home universities following the completion of the program.
A high academic level supported with grades, awards and reference letters are required, amongst others.
There is also a programed aimed to working professionals. A Bachelor’s degree is required in order to apply for this scholarship and it includes and Journalists.
Depending on the area, Journalists and Public Administration Professionals must have a work experience in their fields of three to ten years.
The Community College Initiative (CCI) supports Pakistani young professionals at accredited U.S. community colleges for one year of non-degree study in the fields of Agriculture, Applied Engineering, Business Management and Administration, Media, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Public Safety (Rescue/Disaster Management Services) and Early Childhood Education.
The Community College Administrator Program is a six-week program for Pakistani government officials with higher education planning responsibilities, and administrators from post-secondary vocational and technical institutions in Pakistan.
Finally, there are programs for Teachers (Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant and the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program) and Mid-Career Professionals (the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship).
In most programs, selected applicants should share information about Pakistani society and culture with students, colleagues and community groups in the U.S.