Fulbright Graduate Student Program

The Application Deadline is May 16th, annually. [Аpplication]

The Fulbright Graduate Student Program offers grants for Ukrainians who intend to enter graduate degree (Master's, Doctoral) or non-degree programs at U.S. universities.

The Fulbright Graduate Student Program provides an opportunity for graduate students, young professionals, and artists to combine study and independent research in a variety of ways: to pursue a Master's degree for up to 2 academic years; to conduct research outside of a degree program which allows a student to specialize in a particular area; to re-qualify in a different area or to broaden an academic perspective; to participate in a non-degree program of academic study and gain professional experience; to prepare for a qualification exam and entry to "aspirantura" (doctorate program); to take advanced courses; to practice teaching through an assistantship in a university.

Eligible Fields of study: humanitarian and social sciences, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
*  Except for disciplines: accounting, auditing, logistics, management, marketing, business, business administration, clinical medicine.

  • Art (painting, sculpture, music, film studies, photography, choreography, architecture) / Art Criticism
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture/Urban Planning
  • Astronomy
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Critisism or Management of Cultural and Theater Studies
  • Economics (theoretical areas)
  • Education / Educational Administration
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Folklore
  • Gender studies
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Information Sciences
  • International Relations
  • Journalism / Mass Communications
  • Law
  • Linguistics / Applied Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Material Science
  • Mathematics
  • Museum Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Public/Global Health
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Ukrainian Studies

Eligibility requirements:

  • Ukrainian citizenship;
  • residence in Ukraine during the application process;
  • English language skills that are strong enough to study or conduct research in a U.S. university;
  • to hold at minimum a Bachelor's degree before startting the grant (August 2015);
  • Fulbright Grantees enter the Unites States on an Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa under the Department of State program and are subject to the 2-year home-country residence requirement associates with the J-1 visa;

*You or an immediate family member are not an employee of the US Embassy, Fulbright Program, or other U.S. mission in Ukraine supported by the US Department of State. This restriction applies for one year following termination of said employment.

**Candidates applying for or holding permanent residence in the United stated are not eligible.

***For those candidates who have already traveled to the U.S. on a J-1 visa, there is a minimum requirement of a 2 year home-country residence period in Ukraine at the time of submitting the application.

Grant benefits:

  • Tuition payment at a U.S. university;
  • monthly stipend;
  • medical insurance;
  • roundtrip transportation to and from the U.S.;
  • professional literature allowance.

How to Apply:

By May 16th the candidate must submit a document packet which includes:

  • the completed online application form;
  • supplemental forms;
  • 3 letters of recommendation;
  • copies of your certified academic documents (from each university or post-secondary institution attended, all your diplomas or certificates; for 3rd, 4th and 5th year students a copy of class records). All of the copies of the documents should be certified in the institution that issued diplomas (notarized copies are not accepted). Selected finalists will have to provide the office with certified English translations of the academic documents;
  • portfolio (for candidates from creative fields).

Stages of the Selection Process:

  • the completed online application form;
  • supplemental forms;
  • 3 letters of recommendation;
  • copies of your certified academic documents (from each university or post-secondary institution attended, all your diplomas or certificates; for 3rd, 4th and 5th year students a copy of class records). All of the copies of the documents should be certified in the institution that issued diplomas (notarized copies are not accepted). Selected finalists will have to provide the office with certified English translations of the academic documents;
  • portfolio (for candidates from creative fields).

Finalists are required to pass, with satisfaction, the TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language) and GRE General Test (Graduate Record Examination) in October-November 2014.

The Fulbright Office in Kyiv will make all testing arrangements and cover all of the costs of the application, selection, and testing process (travel to and stay in Kyiv, exam fees, etc.).

The Fulbright finalists will be approved by the Board of Fulbright Supervisors (BFS). The Institute of international Education (IIE) will make the final decision about the placement at U.S. universities in accordance with candidates' academic and scientific interests.

The submission deadline is May16th annually.

Program Officer Inna Barysh ibarysh@iie.orgstudent.ukraine@iie.org
Program Assistant office.ukraine@iie.org

FAQ

Contacts

Fulbright Program Office in Ukraine

Esplanadna str, 20, office 904

Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine

Tel: +380 (44) 287 07 77

Fax: +380 (44) 230 20 60

office.ukraine@iie.org