Fulbright Graduate Student Program | Philippine Scholarship

The Fulbright Graduate Student Program helps Filipinos to study at the graduate level, masters or doctoral postgraduate studies, or pursue non-degree doctoral enrichment or doctoral dissertation research in the United States. Grants under the Philippine Fulbright Student Program are for a maximum of one academic year for non-degree, one to two years for master’s, and two years for doctoral degree studies. Preferred courses or topics of study are Study of the United States, Global Issues and Open Grants.


Study of the United States can be the study of the American culture, life and society through such fields as government, education, arts and humanities, law, economics, literature, history, the multi-disciplinary field of American Studies or any other humanities or social science field with significant study of the US subject matter.


Global Issues include the environment, human rights, governance and public administration, peace studies/conflict resolution/transformation, international relations and transnational issues, international economics, international business, international law, public health and STEM fields.


Open Grants are fields of study not covered by the first two field categories with the exception of medicine, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, clinical psychology, medical technology, and accountancy.


The grant provides for round-trip international travel, monthly maintenance allowance, tuition and fees, book/supplies allowance, and health and accident insurance.


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  • Philippine citizenship
  • English proficiency
  • College degree with major in field of specialization; excellent undergraduate record
  • Applicants must have at least two years of professional work experience (after college) in their field of specialization. Assistantships during college do not count.
  • Applicants must be in good health to pursue graduate work in the US.
  • Applicants must return to the Philippines immediately upon completion of study.


Non-degree applicants must meet the added requirements:

  • Applicants for doctoral enrichment must be enrolled in a relevant study program in a Philippine university
  • Applicants for doctoral dissertation must show proof that materials required to pursue research are not available in the Philippines but are available in the United States


Individuals holding dual citizenship, are permanent residents and/or are presently studying in the US are not eligible.




  • Round-trip international travel
  • Monthly maintenance allowance
  • Tuition and fees
  • Book/supplies allowance
  • Health and accident insurance




  • Official or certified transcript of records from all colleges/universities attended
  • Certified true copy of diploma (not original)
  • Four letters of reference (forms are included with the application kit)
  • Completed 8-page application form
  • NBI Clearance acquired in the past 6 months



Application period is usually from December to March. Printed copies of the complete application must be received at the PAEF office on or before the deadline for that year. Grantees are expected to begin their studies in the United States late August or early September.


Download the application form and letter of reference form here, https://fulbright.org.ph/scholarship-programs/fulbright-philippine-programs/graduate-student-program/



Submit your application to


10/F Ayala Life – FGU Center – Makati

6811 Ayala Avenue, Makati City 1226, Philippines

Telephone: 02 812 0945

Email: fulbright@fulbright.org.ph



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