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The Fulbright Program, the ideal international academic exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, has fostered mutual understanding between the United States and other countries since 1946.

The program has given hundreds of thousands of passionate and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists and professionals of all backgrounds and fields of study the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to important international problems.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN AND DUE MAY 29,2022.
We are writing this article so you can have enough information about how to become a fulbrighter! So let’s dig in.

  • About the Program


There are two different Fulbright graduate scholarships available for Tunisian students. One provides successful candidates with a maximum of two years’ funding toward a master’s degree.

The other provides graduate-level students enrolled in doctoral programs the opportunity to conduct research in U.S. institutions of higher education for one academic year in the context of cultural and academic exchange.

Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), these grants cover tuition, required textbooks, airfare, a living stipend and health insurance.

The program is administered by Amideast in the MENA region.
Note: MENA: Middle East and Northern Africa


Applicant requirements:

APPLICANTS INTERESTED IN PURSUING A MASTER’S DEGREE MUST

  • Be a Tunisian citizen and be able to attend in-person interviews in late July/early August 2022.
  • Reside in the country throughout the application, selection, and placement process.
  • Have the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree (four years of post-secondary study); Applicants with a license degree must additionally have a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.
  • Be proficient in English and/or be able to attend a Long Term English (LTE) program prior to the start of study program.
  • If interested in an MBA, applicants must have a minimum of 2 years work experience.
  • U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents (green card holders) are not eligible for the program.


PHD STUDENTS INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR ONE-YEAR DOCTORAL RESEARCH MUST

  • Be a Tunisian citizen and be able to attend in-person interviews in late July/early August 2022.
  • Reside in the country throughout the application, selection, and placement process.
  • Be enrolled in a PhD program in Tunisia and have started working on their dissertations.
  • Be proficient in English and/or able to attend a Long Term English (LTE) program prior to the start of the study program.
  • Possess relevant academic credentials in their fields. See above.
  • Interest in learning about American history and society, as well as sharing knowledge of Tunisian culture.
  • U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents (green card holders) are not eligible for the program.



How to apply:


So your first step is to apply online at APPLICATION
Please make sure to choose 2023-2024 Cycle and answer all questions accurately and completely.

Then you will have to write essays, which are key components of the application.
Each essay must be a minimum of 300 to a maximum of 600 words. The selection committee will review these essays closely.


The required documents to apply are:

  • TOEFL iBT, ITP, or IELTS score report if available.
  • A certified true copy of each original post-secondary transcript and diploma starting from Baccalaureate.
  • A CV/ resume updated in English.
  • A copy of passport (if available).
  • 3 recommendation letters.


Note: Applications and materials must be submitted through the online system. No hard copies will be accepted.

  • Student experience
  • Fulbrighters’ Youtube Channels that can be helpful to you.


So if you are looking forward to enriching your knowledge and advancing your career- all while making meaningful contributions to communities at home and in the United States, don’t hesitate to become a fulbrighter!

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Studying civil engineering at the Superior Institute for Technological Studies of Nabeul, a social activist at the International Junior Chamber of Hammamet since 2016 and currently a VP in charge of training and development.

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