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February 1, 2023


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The U.S. Embassy to Libya is pleased to announce the opening of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program competition for 2025-2026. The Fulbright Program enables Libyan participants to pursue graduate-level study in the United States. Participants also have the unique opportunity to experience life in the United States and share Libya’s unique culture and traditions with Americans.

Participants are chosen through an open, merit-based competition in which leadership potential, academic excellence, and the ability to adjust to life in the United States are all considered. Once accepted into the Fulbright Program, every Fulbrighter becomes part of a global network of engaged, dedicated Fulbright alumni.

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and is administered by Amideast in the Middle East and North Africa region.

What does the Fulbright Program provide? 

Tuition and required fees for graduate study or research in the United States.
Book, equipment, and travel allowances.
Monthly stipend for accommodations and meals.
A limited health benefits plan.
Opportunities to participate in Fulbright enrichment programs.

Who is eligible to apply?

Must be a citizen or a permanent resident able to hold a passport from Libya.
U.S. citizens or green card holders are not eligible to apply.
Must reside in the nomination location throughout the application, selection, and placement process.
Preferred to have one year of professional work experience (after graduation).
Must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution at the time of the program start date.
Must have a strong academic background.
Must be proficient in English and/or able to attend a Long-Term English (LTE) program prior to the start of the study program.
Preference is given to individuals who have little or no previous experience studying or living in the United States.
Applicants of all backgrounds, including those with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

What is the application process? 

Online application information is available at link.
Applications will be accepted in most fields of study, including the humanities, social sciences, science, technology, and engineering. However, graduate programs with a clinical studies component, such as medicine and nursing, are not permitted. Medical professionals may apply for academic degrees.
Applications and materials must be submitted through the online system.

Applicants will be required to submit: 

Translated academic transcripts.
An up-to-date CV or resume detailing all prior education and work experience.
Three letters of reference, in English.
A personal statement, in English, up to 600 words in length.
A study/ research objective statement, in English, relating to your intended field of study or research.

Application tips: 

Write clearly using professional and understandable language.
Demonstrate why you have chosen your field of study and how you are qualified.
Proofread all materials for grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.
Refrain from using sarcasm, jokes, or inappropriate humor.

Cite any outside sources used in your essays. Plagiarism will result in disqualification.

Application Deadline is May 1st, 2024 at 11:59 PM Libya Time.