Fulbright Foreign Student Program (Master’s Degree)

Open Competition for the Fulbright Foreign Program for Academic Year 2021-2022

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides opportunities for outstanding young professionals from Turkmenistan to pursue studies in a one or two-year master’s degree program at an American university beginning in August 2021. Applications are accepted in all fields except medicine and veterinary studies, or other fields requiring direct patient contact. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2020.

In order to apply, please go to https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2021

Application requirements (all uploaded into the completed application):

  1. A university degree and corresponding diploma with transcript
  2. CV/resume
  3. At least 2 years of full-time, post-graduate work experience is required
  4. 3 letters of recommendation submitted via the application platform
  5. Candidates must be fully fluent in English
  6. (optional) previous TOEFL/GRE/GMAT scores

Please note the following:

All documents uploaded into the application must be in English or have an official English translation

Individuals with U.S. residency are ineligible for the program

Applicants must be current residents of Turkmenistan

Application process:

Step 1: By May 15: submit a completed application with additional materials uploaded into the system.

Step 2: Second half of May: applications are evaluated by the U.S. Embassy, successful candidates are notified via email and invited for interviews. Candidates not physically located in Ashgabat at the time of the interview will be interviewed via phone.

Step 3: First half of June: all notified candidates are interviewed by the U.S. Embassy.

Step 4: September/October: Candidates who have successfully passed the interview stage are registered for the TOEFL and GRE/GMAT tests by the U.S. Embassy. All tests are paid for by the program.

Step 5: October: The U.S. Embassy submits the roster of successful candidates to the Fulbright Committee in Washington, DC for final review.

Additional information:

To learn more about the TOEFL/GRE/GMAT tests, please go to the following websites:

All candidates are encouraged to prepare for the tests as far in advance as possible, and to keep in mind that final university placement may depend on these scores.

If you have questions about the program, please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy at AshgabatEducation@state.gov or by calling (+99312) 47 35 03 extension 231.

Applications will be accepted until May 15, 2020 at https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2021