Fulbright Egyptian Student Program – Visiting Student Researcher


Program Goal

Provides fully-funded grants for students registered in Ph.D. programs at universities in Egypt to collect data and/or conduct research for six to nine months in the U.S.

All Fields are Eligible

Eligibility Criteria

  • Egyptian citizenship.
  • Currently residing in Egypt; applicants must reside 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 doctoral degree program at a university in Egypt.
  • Applicants have to 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 certificates and transcripts for all post-secondary degrees in English
  • Three Recommendation Letters
  • Proof of registered doctoral degree at a university in Egypt
  • Scanned copy of the original valid National ID
  • Scanned copies of any previous U.S. J1 or J2 visas (if applicable)
  • Personal Photo

Important: The Fulbright Egyptian Student 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

AY2022-2023 Program Timeline

February 1, 2021 Program Announcement
July 3, 2021 Deadline for submitting online applications
July 2021 – August 2021 Application Review
September/October 2021 Personal Interviews (Only for shortlisted applicants)
October/November 2021 Official Nomination/Regret Letters (Applicants will be notified via email)
Post Nomination Orientation (Only for semi-finalist candidates)
November 2021 – January 2022 TOEFL iBT and GMAT/GRE testing (Only for semi-finalist candidates)
University Placement Process (Only for semi-finalist candidates)
April – May 2022 University Selection Process for Semi-Finalist Candidates
May 2022 / June 2022 Pre-Departure Orientation (Only for principal semi-finalists)
July 2022 – September 2022 Departure Date (Only for selected applicants who successfully completed all above stages)

Note: If Long-term English program is needed, grantees will travel during the period between January to March 2022



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Contact Information

Email: student@bfce.eun.eg
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