Fulbright Egyptian Student Program – Visiting Student Researcher


Program Goal

The program provides fully funded grants for students registered in Ph.D. programs at universities in Egypt to collect data and/or conduct research for 6 to 9 months in the U.S.    

Click on the following link to watch an information session about the program: https://youtu.be/Me16XSNeG6Y

All fields are eligible.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Egyptian citizenship.
  • Applicants must be residing in Egypt starting from the application process and throughout the selection, placement and pre-departure processes.
  • Master’s degree. Strong academic record.
  • Applicants must be registered in a Ph.D. program at a university in Egypt.
  • Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must successfully complete all the steps of the application, assessment, and selection process and successfully finalize all required procedures.
  • The following persons and their immediate family members (i.e. spouses and children) are ineligible to apply during and for a period ending one year following the termination of such employment: employees of the U.S. Department of State; local employees of the U.S. missions abroad who work for the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); employees at organizations implementing exchange programs for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the Department of State; as well as Board Members or staff of a Fulbright Commission or their families (up to fourth kin).
  • U.S. citizens and green card holders and applicants are not eligible to apply.


  • Preference will be given to applicants without prior significant experience in the U.S. and/or overseas.
  • Students applying in medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, psychological counseling, and dentistry fields should be aware that their programs cannot include clinical studies. 

Required Documents: 

  • Online Application
  • Copies of transcripts for all post-secondary degrees in English
  • Proof of registration in a Ph.D. degree at a university in Egypt
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Applicants applying for the visiting student researcher grant in the fields of Arts or Architecture are required to submit a portfolio of their work.
  • Scanned copy of the original valid National ID
  • Personal photo
  • Scanned copies of any previous U.S. J1 or J2 visas (if applicable)

Important: The Fulbright Program seeks applicants that have developed a sense of personal integrity and are original thinkers. Copying someone else’s writing, whether from the Internet, from a book or from a friend is considered plagiarism. Any quoted words or sentences should include a citation. An applicant who is found to have plagiarized in any form (including unintentional or accidental plagiarism) in his or her application will be disqualified. For further information about plagiarism and citation, please click on the following link: https://fulbright-egypt.org/resources/. All content in applications must be the applicant’s original contribution and his/her own intellectual property. Having someone else write or contribute to the writing of an individual’s application, either fully or partially, does not uphold the standards of integrity expected of Fulbrighters and may result in the ineligibility of your application.

Grant Benefits:

  • Travel allowance
  • Stipend
  • Health benefits coverage
  • University tuition
  • Other allowances

AY2024-2025 Program Timeline

February 1, 2023  Program Announcement 
July 1, 2023  Deadline for submitting online applications with all supporting documents 
July – August 2023  Application Review 
September/October 2023  Personal Interviews (Only for shortlisted applicants) 
October/November 2023  Official Nomination/Regret Letters (Applicants will be notified via email) 
Post Nomination Orientation (Only for Semi-Finalist and Alternate candidates) 
November 2023 – January 2024  TOEFL iBT testing (Only for Semi-Finalist and Alternate candidates) 
University Placement Process (Only for Semi-Finalist and Alternate candidates) 
March – May 2024  University Selection Process (Only for Semi-Finalists) 
May/June 2024  Pre-Departure Orientation (Only for Semi-Finalists) 
July – September 2024  Departure Date (Only for selected applicants who successfully completed all above stages and all program pre-departure requirements) 

Online application is currently closed and will open again in February 2024

Information Sessions

Contact Information

Email: student@bfce.eun.eg

Working hours: Sunday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Ramadan Working Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
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