Fully Funded Fulbright Exchange Program to Study Master's Degree in the US (For Lebanese)

Fully Funded Fulbright Exchange Program to Study Master's Degree in the US (For Lebanese)



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Host Country
15 May 2020
Study level
Opportunity funding
Full funding
Eligible Countries
Eligible Region
All Regions

Fulbright is offering a fully-funded Master’s Degree Scholarships for Lebanese to study in the United States for the academic year 2021-2023. The Fulbright Program is funded by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, and it is managed, coordinated, and overseen by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations in more than 160 countries and the United States also provide direct and indirect support.


  • Tuition, living stipend, and travel and academic allowances.
  • Opportunity to experience life in the U.S. and exchange culture.
  • Pre-academic training and enrichment seminars.
  • Induction into global Fulbright alumni network.

Eligibility Requirements:

A competitive applicant will have an excellent academic record, strong English language skills, an outstanding character, and the commitment to return to Lebanon upon completion of the program. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Lebanese citizen or Palestinian refugee holding the Special Travel Document issued by the Lebanese Government. 
  • Resident of Lebanon at the time of the application.
  • Bachelor’s degree graduate (prior to summer 2021) from an institution recognized by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education. 
  • Demonstrate academic excellence within his/her field of specialization. 
  • Pursue a field of study benefiting Lebanese society and/or Lebanese-American relations. 
  • Must apply for a master’s degree in any field of study except dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, or other clinical fields (nursing administration is permitted).
  • Students from all other disciplines are welcome to apply, but students from the following fields of study are strongly encouraged to apply: humanities, social sciences, political science, public administration, journalism, urban planning, rural and economic development, entrepreneurship, gender studies, geotechnical engineering, or other fields that are not available in Lebanon.
  • Be proficient in English and/or able to attend a Long-Term English (LTE) program prior to the start of study.

      U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents are not eligible to apply for this program.


  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously studied in the United States.
  • Fulbright students must return to Lebanon for at least two years upon completion of the program and will not be eligible for U.S. employment, immigration or residency visas during that time period. Fulbright students are eligible to apply for student, tourist, and business visas to the U.S. after completing the Fulbright program.

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