The Fulbright Foundation in Greece will award up to 15 grants (total number of grants may change based on funding) to Greek graduate students for a Master’s or Ph.D. degree, for the academic year beginning September 2013, at universities in the United States.Candidates should have already applied to U.S. universities when they submit their Fulbright application. Admission to a U.S. university is not required at the time of application but is mandatory for the award of the grant. Grantees are selected on the basis of merit – academic excellence, professional experience (if applicable), civic engagement, career potential and character. All awards are subject to the Fulbright Foundation policies.The Fulbright Awards Program is the only organization that offers scholarships for academic studies in any subject, at any accredited U.S. university. Candidates choose and apply to US universities directly and independently. Fulbright Awards offer gnerous financial support for degree study in the US (Master or PhD). However, Fulbright is much more than a scholarship – we offer scholars the opportunity to have a transformative cultural and academic experience and provide unrivaled support both during and after their Fulbright year. While a Fulbright Award covers only the first year of your academic studies (grants are non renewable, but grantees fully enjoy Fulbright privileges till the end of their academic studies-Masters or PhD) the benefits do not end there. Receiving a Fulbright Award opens many doors and provides unparalleled global networking opportunities. Review the selection criteria, minimum eligibility and Terms and Conditions relating to the category for which you intend to apply before making an application. When you begin your application, the system will ask you to confirm that you are eligible for this award.
-Greek citizenship and a valid Greek passport. Candidates with dual citizenship (US/Greek) or permanent residence in the United States are not eligible. Students will enter the United States on an Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa and are subject to the two-year home residency requirement associated with the J-1 visa -A Bachelor degree from a Greek University (AEI) with a grade point average (GPA) of 8.0/10.00 and above, or a degree from The American College of Greece with a GPA of 3.4/4.0 and above -Candidates applying for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) should have at least two years of full-time relevant work experience since their graduation. Part-time employment while in school will not be considered satisfactory work experience -Preference will be given to candidates below the age of 28 at the time of application -English language fluency test scores are mandatory (TOEFL or IELTS, GRE and/or GMAT in accordance with US university requirements) -Students who have already begun their studies in the United States are not eligible to apply -A Fulbright Selection Committee will interview all candidates, in person, on specific dates. All candidates will be informed of their interview appointment (time and date) with the Selection Committee by email. Interviews are conducted in English and are mandatory -Candidates selected must provide the Foundation with proof of admission by a U.S. university and sufficient financial resources in addition to the Fulbright award before the issuance of a J1 visa -Candidates selected for a Fulbright grant are required to submit a medical history and examination report before their grants can be finalized.