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USA Fulbright Scholarship Program for PNG, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu now open

​The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 J. William Fulbright Graduate Scholarship Program for citizens of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. The scholarship pays for up to two years of graduate study in the United States.

Fulbright scholarship recipients are chosen based on their academic merit and leadership potential.

Only online applications will be accepted for this application cycle.

Applications are due on Friday, June 30, 2017 via

Successful candidates earn a Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS), Master of Public Administration (MPA), or a Master of Law (LLM) degree.  Scholarship recipients receive a tuition grant for their coursework and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses at their host institution.

Recipients also receive roundtrip transportation and health benefits.  In addition, recipients may also attend special enrichment activities throughout their program.

These activities are excellent opportunities to network with fellow international Fulbright recipients and to interact with prominent Americans across a range of professional fields.  Selected candidates may be required to travel to the United States as early as August 2018 for pre-academic programs.

The J. William Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

 In addition to receiving the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, recipients will also become part of the global network of renowned Fulbright alumni who have achieved distinction in government, science, the arts, business, philanthropy, education, and athletics.

Among them are the 44 Fulbright alumni from 12 countries who are recipients of the Nobel Prize, the 81 alumni who have received Pulitzer Prizes; and 20 Fulbright alumni who have served as heads of state or government.

 Detailed application instructions are available at http://portmoresby.usembassy.gov/fulbright.html

Picture: 2016 Fulbright Recipient Eli Diriye with classmates working on an econometric project at Kent State University, Ohio.
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