US Fulbright Scholarship for Pakistani Students 2021 Fully Funded
The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) invites applications from teachers of English at the college/university level for the Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program. FLTAs from Pakistan will teach Urdu or Pashto at the selected U.S. campuses during their nine-month grant, beginning in Fall 2022.
The Fulbright FLTA Program is a nine-month, U.S. Department of State-funded, non-degree program that provides young teachers of English an opportunity to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and extend their knowledge of the society and culture of the United States while being teaching assistants for their native language to U.S. students and strengthening foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges and universities. Fulbright FLTA participants also interact with their host communities in conversation groups, extracurricular activities, and community outreach projects. Fulbright FLTA participants must return to their home country upon completion of the program.
Fulbright FLTA participants may assist in up to 20 hours of language classes a week and are required to enroll in at least two courses per semester, one of which must be in U.S. Studies. The remaining coursework should relate to their careers in English language teaching. Coursework is offered on either an audit or credit basis. Fulbright FLTA participants will also be expected to facilitate cultural events, language clubs, and language tables.
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Fulbright Scholarship Requirements Pakistan
- Pakistani national with a valid Pakistani passport.
- Must be an English language teacher at the college or university level in Pakistan throughout the nomination and selection process.
- Preference will be given to those English teachers who are early in their careers (one to eight years of experience).
- Minimum 16 years of formal education (four-year Bachelor’s degree or a Bachelor’s and Master’s combination).
- Persons with a dual U.S./Pakistan nationality or those having a spouse, parent, fiancé, or child over 18 years of age who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- Employees of the Fulbright organization, the U.S. Department of State, or USAID and their spouses, children, fiancés, siblings, dependents, and parents.
- Alumni of Fulbright, Humphrey or any other USEFP-managed program.
- Persons already studying in the United States or on a work/resident visa in any country.
Fulbright Scholarship DetailsGrant Benefits
All FLTA fellows receive a monthly stipend, health insurance, and travel support. The U.S. host institutions provide tuition awards to support the required coursework. Dependents are not allowed, as participants will live in campus dormitories.
Fulbright Scholarship 2021 Pakistan Application Form
How to apply?
To apply, please visit www.usefp.org.
A complete application package, including academic transcripts, letters of reference must be submitted online.
Fulbright Scholarship 2021 Deadline:
The application must be submitted by close of business on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
*This is an online application. Paper copies will not be accepted.
Plagiarism or misrepresentation will lead to disqualification at any stage of the program.
Women, people with disabilities, and individuals from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, AJK, Gilgit-Baltistan, Balochistan, Northern Sindh, and Southern Punjab are highly encouraged to apply.
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Frequently Asked Questions FAQs:
FLTA – what is it?
Tuition and airfare are covered, as well as textbooks, living expenses, and health insurance.
When will I be able to start the fellowship program in the U.S. if I am selected?
From the site www.usefp.org, I start the application process. What should I do now?
To get the best experience when filling out the application form, we strongly recommend you read the application carefully as well as the general information pages and instructions included with it. Information about the review process is provided in the general information pages. There is information on how to complete certain points in the application in the instructions. Make sure the application form is filled out completely. Using the indicator “Not Applicable” is the best way to indicate that a section is not applicable to you.
Does the TOEFL really have to be taken?
Taking the TOEFL exam is not compulsory at this point. Candidates selected for the program will have to take TOEFL and USEFP will cover the cost.
If my application is received, how will I know?
As soon as you have submitted your application online, you will receive an automatic acknowledgment from USEFP.
What is the process of selection?
In total, there are four stages of selection:
USEFP staff will review all applications for completeness and minimum qualifications in Round 1.
Shortlisted candidates will be assessed according to a set of established criteria in Round 2.
Virtual interviews with shortlisted applicants will take place between July and September in Round 3. In addition to US citizens, Pakistani citizens sit on the interview panels.
The final candidates and alternates for Round 4 will be chosen in October. A notification will be sent to applicants who have been selected as finalists or alternates. A notification will be sent by e-mail to all participants who are not selected.
Are there any additional documents that I have to submit if I am selected as a finalist?
It is required that the Finalist submit a medical history and examination form, a scanned copy of a valid passport, and a government of Pakistan No Objection Certificate (NOC).
My FLTA award can be deferred to the next academic year?
Deferrals are not permitted in general. There is no option for deferral for FLTA.
Would my application be given preference if I decline the FLTA award and reapply?
While you may reapply, you will not receive preferential treatment this time.
Dependents are allowed?
This program does not allow dependents.