Fulbright Foreign Student Program (Master’s Degree)

Open Competition for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for Academic Year 2023-2024

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 2023. Applications are accepted in all fields except medicine and veterinary studies, or other fields requiring direct patient contact. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2022.

In order to apply, please go to https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2023

Application requirements (all uploaded into the completed application):

  1. A university degree and corresponding diploma with transcript – must be on hand at the time of application
  2. CV/resume
  3. Three (3) letters of recommendation submitted via the application platform
  4. Candidates must be fully fluent in English
  5. (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; if currently residing in another country due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, please contact AshgabatEducation@state.gov

Application process:

Step 1: By May 31: submit a completed application with additional materials uploaded into the system.

Step 2: First half of June: the U.S. Embassy evaluates applications, and invites successful candidates for interviews via email. Candidates not physically located in Ashgabat at the time of the interview will be interviewed via phone.

Step 3: Second half of June: the U.S. Embassy conducts interviews with notified candidates.

Step 4: September/October: the U.S. Embassy registers candidates who have successfully passed the interview stage for the TOEFL and GRE/GMAT/Duolingo tests. 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 the final review.

Additional information:

To learn more about the TOEFL/GRE/GMAT/Duolingo 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

Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2022 at https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2023