Fulbright Master’s Program
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government. The Fulbright Program in Afghanistan is currently one of the largest Fulbright Programs in the world. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Afghanistan. The Fulbright Program provides participants – chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential – with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Fulbright, the most widely recognized and prestigious international exchange program in the world, actively seeks out individuals of achievement and potential who represent the full diversity of their respective societies and selects nominees through open, merit-based competitions.
The Fulbright Graduate Fellowship pays for up to two years of graduate study in the United States to earn an MA, MS, MBA/MPA, LLM or similar graduate degree. Fellows receive a tuition grant for their coursework and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses at their host institution. Fellows also receive roundtrip transportation and health benefits. In addition, Fellows may also attend special enrichment activities throughout their program. These activities are excellent opportunities to network with Fulbrighters from other countries and to interact with prominent Americans across a range of professional fields.
For more details, visit: https://af.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educational-exchanges/
Humphrey Fellowship Program
The Hubert H. Humphrey Program enables Afghans to pursue graduate-level study in the United States, build leadership skills and build mutual cultural understanding with Americans. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States. Because the Humphrey Fellowship does not offer a degree, Humphrey Fellows design and implement individualized programs to acquire career-related knowledge, interact with colleagues and gain professional experience, including arrangements for a six-week professional affiliation. In addition, Fellows may also attend special enrichment activities throughout their program. These activities are excellent opportunities to network with Humphrey Fellows from other countries and to interact with prominent Americans across a range of professional fields. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector.
The Humphrey Program fosters a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the United States and the Fellows’ home countries. The Program offers Fellows valuable opportunities for leadership development and professional engagement with Americans and their counterparts from many nations. More than 5,500 men and women have been honored as Humphrey Fellows since the program began in 1978. Approximately 150 Fellowships are awarded annually. The 14 host universities are chosen for their excellence in the Program’s designated fields of study and for the resources and support they offer Humphrey Fellows.
Humphrey Fellowships are awarded competitively to candidates who are mid-career professionals in many fields. All grantees are required to return to Afghanistan for at least two years at the conclusion of their grant in compliance with the J-visa requirements, to promote mutual understanding, and serve as future leaders in the public and private sectors of Afghanistan.
For more details, visit: https://af.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educational-exchanges/humphrey/
Junior Faculty Development Program
The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2019 Afghan Junior Faculty Development Program (AJFDP) for citizens of Afghanistan to participate in a ten-week professional development program in India hosted by an American university. The 2019 AJFDP will be for faculty members in the field of Public Administration and Law. All program costs will be included in the scholarship, including lodging, meals, supplemental health insurance and accident benefits, books and materials allowance, and travel costs to the program location.
The Afghan Junior Faculty Development Program is a U.S. government-sponsored program that was initiated in January 2011. The program is designed to enhance and broaden the professional skillsets of Afghan junior faculty in various fields of study; to provide insight into the American system of higher education; and to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Afghanistan.
This year the program’s core purpose and structure remain the same; however, the location has changed to India so that it is easily accessible to Afghans.
For more details, visit: https://af.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educational-exchanges/junior_faculty/