The J. William Fulbright program, established in 1946, was created to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries of the world. Today, the Fulbright program is one of the most widely recognized and prestigious international exchange programs in the world. Hundreds of Fulbright alumni worldwide currently hold top positions in government, higher education, journalism, and the private sector. Thirty nine Fulbright alumni from eleven countries are recipients of the Nobel Prize (including Muhammad Yunus and Milton Freidman), eighteen alumni have served as heads of state or government (including former Brazilian President Cardoso and former Swedish Prime Minister Carlsson), and a Fulbright alumnus has served as Secretary-General of the United Nations (Boutros Boutros-Ghali). Fulbright grants are awarded through open and merit-based competition. This ensures the most qualified applicants are fairly chosen in a way that contributes to the main goal of the program, to promote mutual understanding and benefit through contributions to both host and home communities. —————————————————————————————————————————— FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM (2011-2012 Academic Year) As part of the range of Fulbright programs, the Fulbright Foreign Student program offers graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to study in the United States, thereby earning a master’s degree. Eligible Fields of Studies The Fulbright Foreign Student program is open to all fields of study, with the exception of business, economics, law, medicine, public administration, and public policy. Eligibility: • Applicants must be citizens of Kazakhstan residing in Kazakhstan at the time of application or permanent residents holding a valid passport issued by Kazakhstan. • Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education and hold at least a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree. Complete Application Includes: • Completed Online Application Form • Academic Transcripts, Diplomas, and Translations • Three Reference Letters • TOEFL and GRE Test Scores (if available) • Signature Form • Resume or CV • Copy of Passport Bio-data Page Grant Benefits: • J-1 visa support • Tuition and fees • Health insurance coverage • Monthly stipend • Books and supplies Selection Criteria: • Nominees must have a sufficiently high level of English to undertake full-time graduate level study in the U.S. • Nominees should have outstanding academic records. • Nominees must have satisfactory required test scores of TOEFL, GRE, or GMAT. • Nominees should have high motivation, serious commitment to completing the program and leadership potential upon returning home. Application Deadline: The application deadline is July 15, 2010. Potential applicants can access the on-line application by going to https://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/fulbrightpage.html Nominations are made by the U.S. Embassy and are reviewed in the United States by independent review committees. The J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board has final approval of all nominees. To receive additional information regarding the Fulbright Foreign Student program please contact the U.S. Consulate General Almaty at (727) 250-4873 or [email protected]