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Fulbright program for foreign students for the academic year 2025/2026. year

The Embassy of the United States of America in Bosnia and Herzegovina announces the Fulbright program for foreign students under the category of visiting student-researchers for academic 2025./2026. year. The Fulbright Scholarship Program provides grants to carry out full-time research work at the graduate level for a minimum of four months to a maximum of nine months at American Institutions of Higher Education. Participants in the visiting student-researcher program are affiliated with accredited American Institutions of Higher Education and conduct graduate-level academic research in their fields of study, gain international experience and academic training, and help advance mutual understanding between the United States of America and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Areas from which scholarships are awarded:

  • Accounting/Finance,
  • space engineering,
  • Agricultural engineering/Biosystems,
  • agriculture,
  • Agronomy/Crop Science
  • veterinarian,
  • anthropology,
  • archaeology,
  • architecture,
  • spatial studies,
  • Art history and art management,
  • astronomy,
  • biology,
  • Biomedical Engineering,
  • Business and economics,
  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,
  • Communications and telecommunications,
  • Computer science,
  • criminology,
  • Clinical psychology,
  • Civil and environmental engineering
  • dance,
  • demographics,
  • education,
  • economy,
  • Energy and energy engineering,
  • Ecology and environmental science,
  • electrical engineering,
  • Film and Television,
  • fishing,
  • forestry,
  • The Science of Nutrition
  • Geography and Geology,
  • History,
  • holticulture,
  • industrial engineering,
  • Information Sciences,
  • international relations,
  • journalism,
  • right,
  • Linguistics,
  • mathematics,
  • marine science,
  • Materials Science and Engineering,
  • mechanical engineering,
  • music,
  • medicine,
  • natural resources,
  • nutrition,
  • Ocean Engineering and Oceanography,
  • Petroleum Engineering,
  • philosophy,
  • physics,
  • psychology,
  • Political science,
  • Public administration and public policy,
  • public health,
  • Social work
  • sociology,
  • Statistics,
  • Telecommunications,
  • TESOL,
  • Theater and drama,
  • Theology and Religious Studies,
  • Translation and interpretation,
  • Transport,
  • Urban and regional planning,
  • veterinarian,
  • visual arts,
  • Zoology

Anyone can apply

The Fulbright International Student Program is open to anyone who meets the following requirements:

  • All citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina who possess a valid BH passport,
  • To attend a good doctoral program in Bosnia and Herzegovina or abroad, in the above-mentioned fields of study at the time of application, The typical profile of a visiting student researcher is one in the final phase of a doctoral study whose goal is to advance research in the United States of America,
  • To attend a good master's program in Bosnia and Herzegovina or abroad, in the above-mentioned fields of study at the time of application, The proposed research objectives must directly relate to the candidate's studies, work and interests, and help in future studies and have an impact on their home community and beyond,
  • That he has completed a master's program in the above-mentioned fields of study at the time of application, The proposed goals and research must directly relate to the candidate's studies, work and interests, and help in future studies and have an impact on their home community and beyond,
  • That he is not scheduled to complete his doctoral program at his home university before the start of and for the duration of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program,
  • Ability to follow instruction in English commensurate with the proposed activities to be conducted in the United States, In the initial application phase, candidates do not need to register for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or submit additional documentation. If candidates have a completed TOEFL test with results, they should upload it to the online application. Only finalists must have a valid TOEFL score; there are no exceptions to this requirement. The United States Embassy will provide registration instructions and testing fee vouchers only to finalists
  • Doctoral permission to participate in the Fulbright program for foreign students (finalists only)
  • Meeting the requirements to obtain and maintain a J-1 nonimmigrant exchange visitor visa required for the program, Associates and dependent family members do not have to pay fees for a J-1 visa or a J-2 visa(e), if applicable, but must be interviewed by the consular section of the embassy,
  • Committed to returning to BiH after spending 2 years in the United States of America, As J-1 visa holders, fellows are subject to a two-year foreign residency requirement. Accompanying dependents on J-2 visas are also subject to this requirement, regardless of length of stay

Interested candidates from Bosnia and Herzegovina must apply through the Embassy of the United States of America in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Candidates can download the application materials through the following website: https://apply.iie.org/apply/?sr=a95d0c2b-824b-4661-adc9-96d4b0c3c772

Interested candidates from Bosnia and Herzegovina must attach the following documents:

  • Statement of Research Objectives of a Proposed Activity at an Institution in the United States of America, List the who, what, when, where, why, and how of your proposed research activities for your Fulbright program. The proposed research project must be effectively researched or conducted for a period of four to nine months in the United States. Format: two-page narrative document, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman, 1-inch margins (Interested candidates from Bosnia and Herzegovina may refer to the study objectives and personal statement guidelines: https://uploads.mwp.mprod.getusinfo.com/uploads/sites/93/2024/03/Study-Objective-and-Personal-Statement-Guidelines.pdf ),
  • personal statement, Provide a clear, complete, and persuasive statement that introduces you academically and professionally to potential host institutions in the United States. Format: two-page narrative document, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman, 1-inch margins (Interested candidates from Bosnia and Herzegovina may refer to the study objectives and personal statement guidelines: https://uploads.mwp.mprod.getusinfo.com/uploads/sites/93/2024/03/Study-Objective-and-Personal-Statement-Guidelines.pdf ),
  • Plagiarism Agreement Confirmation, Review and confirm that you understand and will abide by the agreement. (Interested candidates from Bosnia and Herzegovina can refer to the study objectives and guidelines for the personal statement: https://uploads.mwp.mprod.getusinfo.com/uploads/sites/93/2024/03/Study-Objective-and-Personal-Statement-Guidelines.pdf ),
  • Biography, Information such as date and place of birth, gender, marital status, family members, passport/national identity card/driving license number, photographs, should not be included. Format: up to six pages, bulleted list, 12-point Times New Roman, 1-inch margins,
  • Three letters of reference, Letters, preferably in English, must be written by professors with whom the applicant has studied or researched in the proposed field of study or someone who has supervised the applicant in work related to the proposed field of study,
  • Legible copies of all academic transcripts after high school graduation and diplomas and other academic awards received, Documents are accepted as issued by the academic institution, without English translation. Include certified English translations, if available. Finalists must provide a certified English translation of their diplomas and transcripts,
  • signature form, Upload the completed form to the online application in the “Transcripts and Additional Documents” section and
  • A legible copy of the biographical page of the passport for applicants only, Finalists are required to submit the same documentation for accompanying dependents on the program.

This scholarship program covers the following costs for interested candidates from Bosnia and Herzegovina:

  • Return air ticket,
  • Financial support for the time spent in the United States of America in the form of a monthly scholarship,
  • Tuition costs for the entire period of research at institutions in the United States of America,
  • Limited accident and sickness coverage that meets the requirements of the J Exchange Visitor Program regulations,
  • Preliminary orientation at the American Embassy in Sarajevo,
  • housing allowance,
  • Books Supplement,
  • Allowance for returned baggage i
  • The program does not assist with housing arrangements and does not cover passport related costs for grantees and accompanying dependents, if applicable.

The deadline for submitting applications is 02.08.2024. years  until the 23rd59hours local time.

You can find more information about this program at the web address: https://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/

If you have additional questions, you can contact the Academic Exchange Coordinator at the US Embassy via the following e-mail: bhexc@state.gov

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