Educational Exchanges & Scholarships

Educational Exchange and Scholarship Opportunities for Citizens of Afghanistan

The Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy Kabul offers Afghan citizens a variety of different educational exchange and scholarship opportunities, both in the United States and in Afghanistan.

Program Announcement, Fulbright Master’s Program for Citizens of Afghanistan

Fulbright Master’s Degree Fellowship

2020-2021 Fulbright Master’s Degree Fellowship Program Announcement

CURRENT STATUS: CLOSED

Deadline for Application Submission: February 28, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.  Late applications will not be accepted. 

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Fulbright Graduate Fellowship Program for citizens of Afghanistan to pursue a fully-funded Master’s degree in the United States.  The Fulbright Graduate Fellowship pays for up to two years of graduate study in the United States to earn an MA, MS, MBA/MPA, LLM or similar graduate degree.  Fellows receive a tuition grants for their coursework and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses at their host institution.  Fellows also receive roundtrip transportation and health benefits.  In addition, Fellows may also attend special enrichment activities throughout their program.  These activities are excellent opportunities to network with Fulbrighters from other countries and to interact with prominent Americans across a range of professional fields.

To apply or for more information please visit: http://ow.ly/hZot30n8wdo  

 

 

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential to the United States for up to a year of graduate-level non-degree academic coursework and professional development activities.

CURRENT STATUS: Closed

Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program

The FLTA Program is a nine-month, 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 teaching their native language to U.S. students and strengthening foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges and universities.

U.S. Embassy Kabul also offers Exchange Opportunities Other than Fulbright, Specifically Designed for Afghan citizens.

Afghan Junior Faculty Development Program

The Afghan Junior Faculty Development Program (AJFDP) provides intensive professional training hosted by a U.S. university in India for public and private Afghan university junior faculty.

SUSI for Secondary School Teachers and Administrators 2020

The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary school educators and administrators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.

To apply or for more information please visit: https://af.usembassy.gov/susi-for-secondary-school-teachers-and-administrators-2020/ 

 

 

SUSI for Scholars 2020

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars (SUSIs) are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.  The ultimate goal of the Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.

To apply or for more information please visit: https://af.usembassy.gov/susi-for-scholars-2020-open/ 

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership Program 2020

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders are intensive short-term academic programs whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The five-week Institutes will consist of a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures.

To apply or for more information please visit: http://ow.ly/txJg50xspcF 

The EducationUSA Opportunity Scholarship

The EducationUSA Opportunity Scholarship provides small grants for students who are highly qualified and have been awarded substantial institutional financial aid, but would have difficulty paying for the cost of international airfare, books, supplies, and other required university expenses.  Applications are accepted throughout the year, but awards are not granted until an applicant has received his/her U.S. student visa.

The Embassy of the United States of America in Kabul, Afghanistan and the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) will offer a limited number of scholarships for qualified female applicants and for male and female alumni of U.S. Embassy exchange programs (the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES), the Youth Solidarity and English Language Program (YSEL), the Afghan University Students Exchange Program (AUSEP), Camp Future Stars (CFS), the Leadership and English Advancement Program (LEAP), Lincoln Learning Center English courses, and the English Access Microscholarship Program) to earn undergraduate degrees at AUAF. Click this link to download the file (PDF 203 KB) with information about dates and eligibility criteria.

Full Scholarships for Afghans to study at Al Akhawayn University (AUI) in Morocco

 

This U.S. government-funded scholarship is a partnership between U.S. Embassy Kabul and Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco (AUI). The scholarship offers full tuition, room, board, and transportation for up to 10 Afghan high school graduates. The scholarship will fund a full AUI undergraduate degree through graduation and will start Spring 2019. AUI is an accredited public Moroccan university following the American model of an English-based liberal arts curriculum. We are looking for bright, committed Afghans, preferably residing outside of Kabul, looking to pursue a bachelors degree in Morocco. Female students are strongly encouraged to apply.  Students should have the following criteria:

  1. Already completed high school,
  2. Good overall academic profile,
  3. Strong English skills, and
  4. Dedication to the development of Afghanistan.

 

U.S. Embassy Kabul Public Affairs Section is now accepting applications for the 2019 English Teaching Mentor (ETM) Program. The program is designed to develop the teaching skills of English teachers in secondary schools and universities by providing intensive, high-level instruction in teaching English as a foreign language. The program is designed for early- and mid-career teachers who have not had training abroad.  Participants are required to develop a training plan for teachers in their schools and universities at the conclusion of their year as ETM fellows.

To apply or for more information please visit: http://ow.ly/rFHm30o0OCR

 

Full Scholarships for Afghans to study at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 

This U.S. government-funded scholarship is a partnership between the U.S. Embassy in Kabul and the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.  The scholarship will cover roundtrip travel from home to host university once per academic year, tuition, basic medical care, housing and meal stipend for students during all four years of undergraduate study at AUCA, and a one-year preparatory program at AUCA’s New Generation Academy.  The scholarship will fund a full AUCA undergraduate degree through graduation and will start Fall 2019.

AUCA is an accredited Kyrgyz university following the American model of an English-based liberal arts curriculum.  AUCA is the first university in Central Asia to offer American-accredited degrees in liberal arts programs through a partnership with Bard College in the United States.

Competition is merit-based and open to anyone who is:

  • A citizen/resident of Afghanistan at the time of application and during the selection process;
  • The recipient of a high school diploma by the time of application;
  • College freshmen or students who are currently in the first year of their undergraduate study;
  • Proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application;
  • Able to demonstrate academic excellence, professional aptitude, and leadership potential;
  • Able to begin the academic program in September 2019; and
  • Committed to returning to Afghanistan after completion of the program to contribute to its development.

Female students, especially those residing outside of Kabul, are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply and for more information, please visit: https://auca.kg/en/afghan_student_scholarship/