Fulbright Foreign Student Program for Uzbekistan Applicants, USA

Publish Date: Mar 16, 2016

Deadline: May 20, 2016

Fulbright Foreign Student Program for Uzbekistan Applicants

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students and young professionals to study in the United States for up to two years and earn a Master’s degree. This is a very competitive program, with over a hundred applications received each year, and only few of those being selected for the award.

To participate in the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, the applicant must:

  • be citizens or permanent residents qualified to hold a valid passport issued by Uzbekistan, and reside in the country throughout application and selection process. 
  • have completed undergraduate education and hold a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree by the start of application period. Graduate students holding a master’s degree or Diploma of Specialist are also eligible.

Eligible Fields of Study

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is open to all fields of study except the medical sciences. Medical graduates may seek a Master’s Degree in Public Health or Health Care Administration.

Previous U.S. experience:

Strong preference will be given to applicants who do not have recent and/or extensive experience in the U.S.

How to Apply

Participants will be recruited through a merit-based open competition. Potential applicants can access the online application by going to: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international/20/.
Before you start, read the instructions (PDF-484KB) for completing the application carefully and in its entirety so that you understand the requirements!

Application Deadline: May 20, 2016

Complete Application Includes:

  • Completed online application form
  • Scanned copies (and English translations) of academic transcripts and diplomas
  • Three reference letters from university professors or employers (if employed)
  • Test scores are NOT required at this point, but if available they should be uploaded
  • Resume or CV
  • Copy of passport bio-data page

Please note that all supplementary documents should be uploaded into the application. Only nominated candidates will be requested to submit ‘official’ copies of diplomas and academic transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended, accompanied by certified English translations.

Selection Process

After the application deadline, all submitted online applications undergo a technical review. Applications that pass the technical review will then be reviewed by an independent reading panel that will evaluate and score each application based on a set of standard criteria. Applicants with the highest scores will then be invited to an interview, held in Tashkent. Nominations will be made from the top candidates, after the interviews.

All nominated candidates will be requested to register for TOEFL and GRE/GMAT if they have not taken the tests already. The nominated candidates are entitled to an exemption from the test fees by vouchers. Vouchers will be distributed by the U.S. Embassy. Final grantee selection is contingent upon the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board’s (FSB) approval, available funding, and successful academic placement. The selected grantees are expected to travel to their host universities in the U.S. in July or August 2017. Students will also be invited to attend a pre-academic program or orientation depending on their needs.

What do we look for in our applicants?

  • sufficiently high level of English to undertake full-time graduate level study in the U.S.,
  • evidence of ambition, high motivation, serious commitment and leadership potential,
  • outstanding academic records,
  • demonstrable ambassadorial skills with evidence of cultural sensitivity and a genuine desire to learn more about the United States and share with American citizens aspects of Uzbekistan culture,
  • experience and interest in extracurricular and community activities, and
  • a desire to further the Fulbright Program and give back to your home country upon returning.


  • Incomplete or late applications will NOT be considered. 
  • All grantees are expected to return to their home countries for at least two years at the conclusion of their grant in compliance with the J-visa requirements and to promote mutual understanding.
  • Plagiarism detected in any part of the application will result in ineligibility.
  • Fulbright Program reserves the right to check any information given in the application documents. In case any discrepancy with real facts will be revealed the applicant participation in the Fulbright competition will be suspended.
  • Nominated candidates (semifinalists) do not participate in placement process; they are only informed of final choice. The placement department for the Foreign Graduate Student Program works with practically all U.S. universities. We ask you to take into consideration that, despite your wish to study at a specific university in the USA, the placement of competition finalists requires that finalists also pass the selection requirements of the universities they are placed at. At each university the requirements to enter, the lowest passing scores for tests and the requirements to additional materials, may vary. The application of each competition finalist is sent to approximately 4 universities where there is a program fitting the needs of the candidate. The placement department at the Institute of the International Education in New York chooses the programs, having carefully analyzed the application and essays of each candidate. Upon receiving the responses from potential universities, the placement department makes the final decision.

Grant Benefits

  • J-1 visa support;
  • Tuition and fees;
  • Health insurance coverage;
  • Monthly stipend;
  • Books and supplies;
  • International airfare to and from the U.S.


Please, direct all questions to TashkentFulbright@state.gov with 2017 Fulbright Foreign Student Program in the subject line. You can also call (+99871) 140-2434 or (+99871) 120-5450

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