How to Write Essays for a Fulbright Scholarship Application

 


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Since 2002, I have helped more than 12 clients secure Fulbright scholarships. Most have applied from Japan, but I have recently helped applicants in Europe and the Middle East as well.

Wherever you are based, if you qualify, I encourage you to apply. Of course, it is not easy to be selected for the world's most prestigious overseas study grant. Still, the application process will help you clarify your goals.

Creating / updating your resume / CV and writing your Study / Research Objectives (S/RO) and Personal Statement (PS), not to mention securing letters of recommendation, in April / May gives you a big head start when submitting graduate school applications that are likely to come due in September, October, November, December, January, etc. 

Here is a testimonial from a client

 

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Writing application essays is a learned skill. You will improve with practice. By applying for a Fulbright award now, you can become more confident to navigate the admissions process at your dream school.

Please watch this video, then read the tips below. You can do it!

 

 

 
 

Vince’s Tips for

Securing a Fulbright Grant

 

In addition to the application data form and resume (CV), you need to produce two essays.

They are:

 

  1. The Study / Research Objectives (S/RO) explains your future

  2. The Personal Statement (PS) - analyzes your past

 

Here are my best tips for how to write these essays.

 

 


 


Stage 1: Confirm host country guidelines

 

Ensure that your project design fits the program guidelines for your host country.

Also, make sure your proposed project will contribute to one of the designated project areas identified by the Fulbright commission of your country.

Depending on your location, these might include issues such as

 

  • good governance

  • poverty alleviation

  • rule of law


Stage 2: Create R/CV 

 

Create your Resume/Curriculum Vitae (R/CV) while brainstorming your Study / Research Objectives (S/RO) and Personal Statement (PS)

  • Make, or update, your resume, (also known as a CV) while you begin outlining your Personal Statement. 

  • Both documents cover much of the same information.

    • The resume explains WHAT you did.

    • The Personal Statement explains WHY you did it (motivation) and HOW you did it (the skills you used to achieve each academic and career milestone).

NOTE: My best resume tips are here

 

 


Stage 3: Identify your contribution


Demonstrate in detail how your research will contribute to your professional field or academic discipline. A contribution includes an addition to your field’s overall knowledge that also enhances understanding between the US and another nation.

Answer these questions in your 
Study / Research Objectives (S/RO)
 

  • With whom do you propose to work?

  • What do you propose to do?

  • What is exciting, new or unique about your project?

  • What contribution will the project make to the Fulbright objective of promoting cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding?

  • When will you carry out your study or research? (Include a timeline.)

  • Why do you want to do it?

  • Why is your project important or significant?

  • Why must you go abroad to carry out your project?

  • What resources are available in your host country but not in your home country?

  • How will you use these resources to better understand your subject matter?

  • How will you carry out your work?

  • What methodologies will you use?

  • For example, do you plan to

    • access to archives & specialists

    • conduct site visits

    • conduct interviews

  • How will your Fulbright project help further your academic or professional development?

 

 



Stage 4: Outline before you write 

 

Outline your Study / Research Objectives (S/RO) and Personal Statement (PS)

Start with the facts listed in your resume, and on the Fulbright Grant application form. Then, dig deeper. Build on those facts by explaining the reason you have made each important life decision.
 

  • Why did you choose your university major or study field?

  • Why did you select your industry and current company or organization?


Show  what has made you successful in the past and will facilitate the success of your proposed project.

Present a picture of you as an individual. Tell the Fulbright Committee more about how you came to this point in your life and where you see yourself in the future.

Include details about your

 

  • Personal history

  • Family background

  • Influences on your intellectual development

  • Educational and cultural opportunities (or lack of them) to which you have been exposed, and the ways in which these experiences have affected you

 

 


Stage 5: Write S/RO before PS

 

Write the study / research objectives (S/RO) before the personal statement (PS)

Reason - I need to know your future plans before I can evaluate if your past supports them

Here is the question (as of 2013 - please be sure to verify all essay and application instructions with your local Fulbright commission)

Write a clear and detailed description of your study/research objectives, and give your reasons for wanting to pursue them. Be specific about your major field and your specialized interests within this field. Describe the kind of program you expect to undertake, and explain how your study plan fits in with your previous training and your future objectives. This statement is an essential part of your application and is required. Do not mention specific U.S. universities at which you would like to study.

LENGTH: It is advisable for you to limit your response to fifty lines of text.

 

Still, you probably need more time to research and decide on how to explain your future plans, and why you need a Fulbright Grant to achieve them

Therefore, if you get stuck on your S/RO, work on your PS as you continue to research your goals

Bottom line: keep making progress as you put together the pieces of this puzzle

 

 


Writing Tip 1: PS shows achievement

 

The Personal Statement must demonstrate why you are qualified to realize your ideas.

Here is the question (as of 2013 - please be sure to verify all essay and application instructions with your local Fulbright commission)

This personal statement should be a narrative statement describing how you have achieved your current goals. It should not be a mere listing of facts. It should include information about your education, practical experience, special interests, and career plans. Describe any significant factors that have influenced your educational or professional development. Comment on the number of years of practical experience already completed in the field in which academic work will be done in the U.S. Do not mention specific U.S. universities at which you would like to study.
 

  • In your answer, be sure to demonstrate that you

    • achieve goals

    • prioritize and follow through on your objectives  

    • learn from your mistakes  

    • possess leadership and communication skills

 

 


Writing Tip 2: Show confidence

 

Be confident

  • Remember, you do NOT need experience abroad to be a strong candidate

  • On the contrary, the purpose of the Fulbright Program is to expose Americans to the world (and vice versa)

 

 

 

 


Stage 6: Share your ideas

 

Get feedback.
 

  • Although intelligent people will be reading your proposed plan of study, few (if any) will be specialists in your field

  • The longer you spend in a field, the less you realize when you are using technical terms

  • Include concrete examples so non-experts can understand your ideas

 

"Thanks to my simple example, one of the people who had read my application was able to intelligently explain my proposal to her boss based solely upon what I had written." (Source: “Writing for the outside world” by Andrea Sims)

 



Stage 9: Prepare for your interview

 

Write your S/RO and PS with an eye towards interview preparation.

  • Remember that most interviewers hail from other disciplines.

  • Avoid jargon.

  • Practice with people who are not experts in your field.

 

Key discussion points

University choices (what you listed on your application)

Why those schools?

Why not (these other) schools?

Prepare to defend your S/RO more than PS

 

 

RELATED QUESTIONS FROM THE APPLICATION 

46. MOST HIGHLY PREFERRED INSTITUTIONS

 

1. University

Department

Degree

Specialization/Concentration

Specific Reasons and Contacts

NOTE: Please limit your response to the size of this text box or five lines of text.

 

 

2. University

Department

Degree

Specialization/Concentration

Specific Reasons and Contacts

NOTE: Please limit your response to the size of this text box or five lines of text.

 

 

3. University

Department

Degree

Specialization/Concentration

Specific Reasons and Contacts

NOTE: Please limit your response to the size of this text box or five lines of text.

 

 

 

47. OTHER INSTITUTIONS IN WHICH YOU MAY BE INTERESTED

Please list any other institutions and departments in which you also may be interested. Again, please understand that there is no guarantee that your application will be sent to these programs.

NOTE: Please limit your response to the size of this text box or ten lines of text.

 

 

 

48. INSTITUTIONS TO WHICH YOU HAVE APPLIED

It is not expected that you will have applied for admission to U.S. institutions; however, if you have already submitted an application directly to any universities in the U.S. over the past three years, list the names of these institutions and indicate the response you have received, if any.

Please mail letters of admission, letters of invitation, and deferral requests to the address located in the Supplemental Forms section.

University

Department

Date of Application

Response to Application

 

 

 


Stage 10: Proofread and polish

 

Check your logic, then edit and spell check!
 

  • Once you feel confident that your Study Plan makes sense, go back and reread your Personal Statement

    • As you read it this time, as yourself, “Does my personal statement fully support my project proposal?”

    • If not, revised your Personal Statement to ensure that the Fulbright Committee will understand how your background best prepares you to execute your plans

 

 

 


 

Fulbright links

 


 

SPOTLIGHT


Making a Difference...

HKS Alumni
in the Anti-Human Trafficking Field

Spotlighting Mayumi Ueno, MPA '09

Mayumi Ueno   

Mayumi Ueno, MPA '09 is a Harvard Kennedy School alumni who is spearheading an anti-human trafficking program in Somalia. She completed her Masters in Public Administration (MPA) Program at the Kennedy School in June 2009. Upon completing her MPA, Ms. Ueno was posted to the International Organization for Migration's (IOM) regional office in Nairobi, Kenya to launch the Counter-Human Trafficking Project in Somalia. The Project is composed of four major sub-components which include: capacity building, data/information collection, awareness raising/community outreach, and direct victim assistance.

Ms. Ueno was a Fulbright Scholar at the Kennedy School researching on the topic, “Countering Human Trafficking.” She has practical experience initiating a return and reintegration program for trafficked victims based in Japan.

While at the Kennedy School, Ms. Ueno regularly attended anti- human trafficking events hosted by Ambassador Swanee Hunt at the Women and Public Policy Program, and what is now the Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Ms. Ueno's time at the Kennedy School allowed her to become exposed to the broader issues surrounding and pertaining to human trafficking and enabled Ms. Ueno to formulate a comprehensive approach to addressing human trafficking.

“The forms of exploitation perpetrated through human trafficking are more brutal than you can ever imagine — we need to raise more awareness in the international community.”

- Mayumi Ueno

Ms. Ueno implemented the Project from scratch which proved fruitful and led to interest and support from regional authorities and civil society, resulting in the establishment of a Counter Trafficking Taskforce (CTTF) within the local authority and a Counter Trafficking Network (CTNW), a consortium of local NGOs.

Through the Project's activities, Ms. Ueno was able to gather important evidence illustrating the existence of human trafficking in Somalia. Using interviews and direct interaction with trafficked victims, Ms. Ueno is further committed to fighting against this practice of modern slavery. Ms. Ueno's work with the IOM is mentioned in the UN Secretary's report on Somalia, distributed to the Security Council on September 9, 2010 (paragraph 35 on page 7).

Publications and reports:

 

(found at http://www.hks.harvard.edu/cchrp/isht/MakingADifference/MayumiUeno.php; accessed 2013/05)

 


 

APPENDIX 1

 

Blank unformatted Fulbright application pasted FOR REFERENCE OHLY - please be sure to check with your local Fulbright organization for the actual forms

Information is subject to change. Please verify all data with your local Fulbright commission


FULBRIGHT STUDENT PROGRAM

APPLICATION FOR STUDY IN THE UNITED STATES

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

1. NAME: (As it appears or will appear on your passport.)

2. NAME ON PREVIOUS ACADEMIC RECORDS: (If different from above.)

3. (DO NOT COMPLETE SHADED AREA. FOR FULBRIGHT PROGRAM USE ONLY)

4. PERMANENT MAILING ADDRESS:

5. DATE OF BIRTH

6. GENDER:

7. BIRTHPLACE:

8. COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP:

9. COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE:

10. DO YOU NOW HAVE, OR HAVE YOU EVER HELD:

U.S. CITIZENSHIP?

U.S. DUAL CITIZENSHIP?

U.S. PERMANENT RESIDENCY?

 

 

STUDY PLANS

11. WHICH APPLICATION CYCLE ARE YOU APPLYING TO?

DEGREE OBJECTIVE:

 

12. WHAT IS YOUR PROPOSED MAJOR FIELD OF STUDY?

SPECIALIZATION IN FIELD:

BRIEFLY DESCRIBE THE SPECIFIC AREA OF THE FIELD IN WHICH YOU PLAN TO SPECIALIZE.

NOTE: Please limit your response to the size of this text box or five lines of text. Anything over this size will not display or print on your submitted application. Click the "Preview" button at the top of the page to verify that your response will fit.

 

13. FUTURE PLANS: (Describe the career you plan to pursue after completion of study or research in the U.S., e.g. teaching, government, business, industry or any plans you might have for continued study or research in your home country. Also indicate if you will be returning to former employment, or if you have been promised a position in your home country after completing your U.S. training.)

NOTE: Please limit your response to the size of this text box or five lines of text. Anything over this size will not display or print on your submitted application. 

 


Information is subject to change. Please verify all data with your local Fulbright commission


 

EDUCATION

14. LIST EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, INCLUDING ANY IN WHICH YOU MAY BE PRESENTLY ENROLLED.

(List in reverse order. Write name in full. Do not abbreviate)

INSTITUTION

LOCATION

MAJOR FIELD OF STUDY

DATES

(If you are currently enrolled, please leave the "To - Month/Year" fields blank.)

ACTUAL NAME OF DEGREE OR DIPLOMA (Do not translate)

DATE RECEIVED OR EXPECTED

 

INSTITUTION 2 (space provided for up to 5 institutions)

LOCATION

MAJOR FIELD OF STUDY

DATES

ACTUAL NAME OF DEGREE OR DIPLOMA (Do not translate)

DATE RECEIVED OR EXPECTED

 

 

15. LIST SCHOLARSHIPS OR FELLOWSHIPS HELD AT PRESENT OR IN THE PAST (Give source or sponsor, amount, where held, and duration.)

NOTE: Please limit your response to the size of this text box or five lines of text. Anything over this size will not display or print on your submitted application. Click the "Preview" button at the top of the page to verify that your response will fit.

 

 

16. INDICATE ANY ACADEMIC HONORS OR PRIZES WHICH YOU HAVE RECEIVED, WITH TITLES AND DATES.

NOTE: Please limit your response to the size of this text box or five lines of text. Anything over this size will not display or print on your submitted application. Click the "Preview" button at the top of the page to verify that your response will fit.

 

 

17. LIST ANY BOOKS, ARTICLES OR THESES PUBLISHED BY YOU, ESPECIALLY IN YOUR PROPOSED FIELD OF STUDY. IF POSTED ONLINE, PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH THE URL/WEBSITE ADDRESS.(Give title, place and date of publication.)

NOTE: Please limit your response to the size of this text box or five lines of text. Anything over this size will not display or print on your submitted application. Click the "Preview" button at the top of the page to verify that your response will fit.

 

 

18. LIST PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES, FRATERNITIES OR OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN WHICH YOU NOW HOLD MEMBERSHIP OR IN WHICH YOU HAVE BEEN ACTIVE IN THE PAST (Indicate if you have held an elective office.)

NOTE: Please limit your response to the size of this text box or five lines of text. Anything over this size will not display or print on your submitted application. Click the "Preview" button at the top of the page to verify that your response will fit.

 

 

19. TEACHING EXPERIENCE: (Include any teaching positions you have held or currently hold.)

NOTE: Please limit your response to the size of this text box or five lines of text. Anything over this size will not display or print on your submitted application. Click the "Preview" button at the top of the page to verify that your response will fit.

 

 

20. RESEARCH: (Include any research you have completed or in which you are currently involved.)

NOTE: Please limit your response to the size of this text box or five lines of text. Anything over this size will not display or print on your submitted application. Click the "Preview" button at the top of the page to verify that your response will fit.

 


Information is subject to change. Please verify all data with your local Fulbright commission


 

OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

21. IDENTIFY YOUR CURRENT POSITION OR OCCUPATION. (Select position title which best describes the activity in which you are currently involved.)

 

22. OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE: (List positions held, beginning with the most recent employment, if any)

NAME OF EMPLOYER

ADDRESS:

TITLE/TYPE OF WORK

DATES

(If you are currently employed, please leave the "To - Month/Year" fields blank.)

 

NAME OF EMPLOYER

ADDRESS:

TITLE/TYPE OF WORK

 

NAME OF EMPLOYER

ADDRESS:

TITLE/TYPE OF WORK

 

 

23. LANGUAGE SKILLS: (Rate yourself Excellent, Good, Fair, or Poor Include all languages in which you have some competence.)

Mother Tongue

LANGUAGE

READING

WRITING

SPEAKING

YEARS STUDIED

 

 


Information is subject to change. Please verify all data with your local Fulbright commission


 

 

EXAMINATION RESULTS

 

24. EXAMINATION DATES AND TEST SCORES: (Date if taken or future date for taking exams (Month/Year))

Date

Score

Percentile

TOEFL

IELTS

TWE

GMAT

GRE General Exam

    Verbal Score

    Quantitative Score

    Analytical Score

GRE Subject Exam

Subject Name:

Other: Test Name:

Other: Test Name:

 

 

25. IF YOU HAVE TRAVELED, LIVED, OR STUDIED IN ANY COUNTRY OTHER THAN YOUR OWN FOR MORE THAN A MONTH, INDICATE PLACES, DATES AND REASONS. (Education, research, business, vacation, etc.)

NOTE: Please limit your response to the size of this text box or five lines of text. Anything over this size will not display or print on your submitted application. Click the "Preview" button at the top of the page to verify that your response will fit.

 

 

26. EMERGENCY CONTACT: NAME, ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS TO BE NOTIFIED IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY

IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY

 

 

 


Information is subject to change. Please verify all data with your local Fulbright commission


 

 

STUDY/RESEARCH OBJECTIVES (S/RO)

 

27. Write a clear and detailed description of your study/research objectives, and give your reasons for wanting to pursue them. Be specific about your major field and your specialized interests within this field. Describe the kind of program you expect to undertake, and explain how your study plan fits in with your previous training and your future objectives. This statement is an essential part of your application and is required. Do not mention specific U.S. universities at which you would like to study.

NOTE: This essay contains a 'header', you must leave a 1 1/2 inch (4 cm) top margin on every page of your uploaded essay. After saving this essay, click on the Preview button to view your essay and make sure margins on all pages are correct.

It is advisable for you to limit your response to fifty lines of text.

 

 


Information is subject to change. Please verify all data with your local Fulbright commission


 

 

PERSONAL STATEMENT (PS)

 

28. This personal statement should be a narrative statement describing how you have achieved your current goals. It should not be a mere listing of facts. It should include information about your education, practical experience, special interests, and career plans. Describe any significant factors that have influenced your educational or professional development. Comment on the number of years of practical experience already completed in the field in which academic work will be done in the U.S. Do not mention specific U.S. universities at which you would like to study.

NOTE: This essay contains a 'header', you must leave a 1 1/2 inch (4 cm) top margin on every page of your uploaded essay. After saving this essay, click on the Preview button to view your essay and make sure margins on all pages are correct.

It is advisable for you to limit your response to fifty lines of text.

For instructions on how to upload documents to the application and for a list of valid file formats, please click HERE.

 

 

Resume/Curriculum Vitae (R/CV)

 

29. Please include a copy of your resume or curriculum vitae. If you indicate books, articles or theses that are available online, please include the url links. If you have a professional website (e.g. design and visual arts), please include this url as well.

For instructions on how to upload documents to the application and for a list of valid file formats, please click HERE.

 

 


Information is subject to change. Please verify all data with your local Fulbright commission


 

 

TRANSCRIPT

 

30. Before uploading an image of your unofficial transcript, please refer to the instructions from your Fulbright Program Office. It is possible that the Fulbright Program Office will accept scanned transcripts. Please click here to review these instructions.

To use this service, please obtain a copy of your transcript(s), convert it into an electronic format, and upload the file on this page. If you have more than one transcript, please upload all of your transcripts as a single document. To find out how to convert your transcript(s) into an electronic format, please click on the "?" button below.

For instructions on how to upload documents to the application and for a list of valid file formats, please click HERE.

 

 

 


Information is subject to change. Please verify all data with your local Fulbright commission


 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

31. CURRENT MAILING ADDRESS:

32. NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (if applicable)

33. MARITAL STATUS:

34. NUMBER OF DEPENDENTS: (spouse and children)

 

35. PLEASE DESCRIBE ANY PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT YOU MAY HAVE. (This information is gathered for statistical purposes and to ensure appropriate placement. The Fulbright Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and/or physical impairment.)

NOTE: Please limit your response to the size of this text box or five lines of text. Anything over this size will not display or print on your submitted application. Click the "Preview" button at the top of the page to verify that your response will fit.

 

36. OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS: Indicate if you are planning to apply for a fellowship, scholarship, assistantship or other educational grant or loan from another organization, government or educational institution. (This information will not prejudice your application.)

NOTE: Please limit your response to the size of this text box or five lines of text. Anything over this size will not display or print on your submitted application. Click the "Preview" button at the top of the page to verify that your response will fit.

 


Information is subject to change. Please verify all data with your local Fulbright commission


 

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

 

37. REFERENCES: List the names of persons from whom you have requested letters of reference.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and its amendments guarantee students access to educational records concerning them. Students are also permitted to waive their right of access to recommendations.

I DO WAIVE my right to inspect the contents of the recommendation.

I DO NOT WAIVE my right to inspect the contents of the recommendation.

 

1. Family Name

   First Name

   Position

   ADDRESS:

 

2. Family Name

   First Name

   Position

   ADDRESS:

 

3. Family Name

   First Name

   Position

   ADDRESS:

 

 


Information is subject to change. Please verify all data with your local Fulbright commission


 

LETTER OF REFERENCE

instructions

 

This letter of reference must be written by a teacher under whom the applicant has studied or pursued research in the proposed field of study or by someone who has supervised the applicant in work related to the proposed field of study. This letter must be in English. If not in English, then an accurate translation must be forwarded to the Fulbright Program Office.

NAME OF APPLICANT: COUNTRY:

NAME OF REFEREE:

TITLE

INSTITUTION OR BUSINESS

ADDRESS

ClTY COUNTRY POSTAL CODE

PHONE NUMBER E-MAIL ADDRESS

 

1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU KNOWN THE APPLICANT?

 

2. IN WHAT CAPACITY HAVE YOU KNOWN THE APPLICANT?

 

I] Teacher or Professor Employer or Job Supervisor III Research Adviser III Other (Please specify)

 

3. IN THIS RATING CHART, PLEASE EVALUATE THE APPLICANT IN COMPARISON WITH OTHER STUDENTS

 

WHOM YOU HAVE KNOWN DURING YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAREER.

 

Intellectual Ability

Excellent Very Good Average Below Average Not Applicable

 

Knowledge of Field

Excellent Very Good Average Below Average Not Applicable

 

Work Habits

Excellent Very Good Average Below Average Not Applicable

 

Motivation to Pursue Graduate Study

Excellent Very Good Average Below Average Not Applicable

 

Seriousness of Purpose

Excellent Very Good Average Below Average Not Applicable

 

Potential For Significant Future Contribution in Field

Excellent Very Good Average Below Average Not Applicable

 

Resourcefulness and Initiative

Excellent Very Good Average Below Average Not Applicable

 

Emotional Maturity

Excellent Very Good Average Below Average Not Applicable

 

Adaptability to New Situations

Excellent Very Good Average Below Average Not Applicable

 

Leadership Qualities

Excellent Very Good Average Below Average Not Applicable

 

Teaching Potential

Excellent Very Good Average Below Average Not Applicable

 

4. Please describe the applicant's qualifications and potential for successfully completing further academic study in the US. Your insights on the following are greatly appreciated:

Applicant‘s outstanding talents

How he or she compares with peers, both academically or in leadership roles

Observation on the applicant's character

Other comments or relevant insights that you can offer that are not likely available from other sources.

 

NAME (print):

 

SIGNATURE:

 

DATE: /

 

PLEASE RETURN DIRECTLY TO THE FULBRIGHT PROGRAM OFFICE IN THE APPLICANTS COUNTRY

 

NOTE: The Fulbright Program cannot guarantee this letter's confidentiality once it becomes part of a university‘s records.

 

 


Information is subject to change. Please verify all data with your local Fulbright commission


 

38. PROPOSED LENGTH OF STAY IN THE U.S.:

 

39. APPROXIMATE ARRIVAL DATE:

 

40. HOW DID YOU LEARN OF THIS YEAR'S FULBRIGHT COMPETITION? (Please indicate all that apply.)

Friend or relative

Previous Fulbrighter

Poster/Flyer

University (specify)

Newspaper (specify)

Other Publication (specify)

Fulbright website

Internet link (specify)

Other (specify)

HAVE YOU PARTICIPATED IN ANY OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SPONSORED PROGRAMS LISTED BELOW? (Check all that apply)

English Access Micro Scholarship

Global Undergraduate Scholarship (UGRAD)

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study Program (YES)

Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX)

Study of the US Summer Institute

Summer Institute for Young Leaders

Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA)

Muskie Fellowship

Humphrey Fellowship

Undergraduate Intensive English Language Scholarship

Timor or South Pacific Scholarship

Other (specify)

 

 


Information is subject to change. Please verify all data with your local Fulbright commission


 

41. AUTHORIZATION OF RELEASE OF INFORMATION:

I authorize the Fulbright Program Office or its administrative agency:     Yes     No

1) to review, receive, and/or request any standardized test score reports for exams I have taken, including but not limited to TOEFL, TWE, IELTS, GMAT, GRE, SAT, and ACT exams;

2) to send standardized test score reports to U.S. institutions on my behalf;

3) to apply on my behalf to U.S. institutions;

4) to request and receive information on the status of my application, including financial aid, from U.S. institutions; and,

5) to accept and decline offers of admission and financial aid on my behalf.

 

APPLICATION SIGNATURE

First Name

Family Name

 


Information is subject to change. Please verify all data with your local Fulbright commission


 

UNIVERSITY PREFERENCES

 

It is not a requirement nor is it expected for you to identify institutions at which you would like to study. However, if you do have preferences, please list in priority order up to three schools of your choice. Indicate specific departments and/or programs. Give specific reasons for each choice. If you have been in contact with professors, please provide names and email and/or phone contacts for each one. Your preferences will be taken into consideration insofar as possible. However, please understand that there is no guarantee that your application will be sent to these programs. Applications are made on your behalf to programs that provide a good 'academic fit' based on your study plans and your competitiveness. The goals and priorities of your scholarship sponsor are also strongly considered.

 

46. MOST HIGHLY PREFERRED INSTITUTIONS

1. University

Department

Degree

Specialization/Concentration

Specific Reasons and Contacts

NOTE: Please limit your response to the size of this text box or five lines of text.

 

2. University

Department

Degree

Specialization/Concentration

Specific Reasons and Contacts

NOTE: Please limit your response to the size of this text box or five lines of text.

 

3. University

Department

Degree

Specialization/Concentration

Specific Reasons and Contacts

NOTE: Please limit your response to the size of this text box or five lines of text.

 

47. OTHER INSTITUTIONS IN WHICH YOU MAY BE INTERESTED

Please list any other institutions and departments in which you also may be interested. Again, please understand that there is no guarantee that your application will be sent to these programs.

NOTE: Please limit your response to the size of this text box or ten lines of text.

 

48. INSTITUTIONS TO WHICH YOU HAVE APPLIED

It is not expected that you will have applied for admission to U.S. institutions; however, if you have already submitted an application directly to any universities in the U.S. over the past three years, list the names of these institutions and indicate the response you have received, if any.

Please mail letters of admission, letters of invitation, and deferral requests to the address located in the Supplemental Forms section.

University

Department

Date of Application

Response to Application

 


Information is subject to change. Please verify all data with your local Fulbright commission


 

Writing Sample

Doctoral candidates can use this area to upload a significant writing sample that can be sent along with your application materials for program review. Although not required in all fields of study, the vast majority of doctoral programs will require an academic writing sample.

For instructions on how to upload documents to the application and for a list of valid file formats, please click HERE.

 


TEST SCORES

Please upload your copy of any available test score reports. (e.g. TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, etc.). Note that you can only upload one document per page, so you may need to combine files if you have multiple exams.

For instructions on how to upload documents to the application and for a list of valid file formats, please click HERE.

 


ADDITIONAL UPLOAD PAGE

Please upload any additional documents you would like to include in your application. Be sure to read the application instructions carefully as some countries may require specific information/documents to be uploaded to this page.

For instructions on how to upload documents to the application and for a list of valid file formats, please click HERE.

 


Information is subject to change. Please verify all data with your local Fulbright commission


 

 


- Updated by Vince on 1 Jun 2015

 

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