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Fulbright Master’s Student Awards for 2011-‘12

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The US-SLFC invites applications from qualified candidates for the Fulbright Student Programme for the academic year 2011 – 2012 in the following disciplines; Social Sciences & Humanities, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Architecture and Engineering, Commerce and Management Studies. The awards are intended to assist a limited number of scholars, selected for their academic excellence to do their post-graduate (master’s level only) study in American universities. Graduates who have not had extensive prior exposure to the United States are encouraged to apply


1. Be a Sri Lankan citizen

2. Possess a 4-year bachelor’s from a Sri Lankan university. Those with degrees from non-Sri Lankan universities are welcome to apply provided they possess an equivalent of a 4-year Sri Lankan degree. Applicants with 3-year degrees from Sri Lanka and India are required to possess a relevant post-graduate qualification (for example, a post-graduate diploma in a relevant subject).

3. Be committed to reside in Sri Lanka on completion of the award for a minimum of 2 years

4. Possess at a minimum, 1 year of post-qualifying experience in the proposed field of study

5. Be below the age of 35 years on the 1st of October, 2010

Duration of award: a maximum of 2 academic years

Deadline: 31st of July 2010

Interviews (of shortlisted candidates): September 2010

· Preference is given to applicants in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Application Instructions:

You need to complete Foreign Fulbright Programme Application which can be accessed by going to the site at the following link:

1. At this stage we require only the following Supplemental Forms out of those asked for on the web page at the above link.

· 3 letters of reference – please ask your referees to send the letters of reference (even references that have been uploaded on to your online application)under confidential cover to the Fulbright Commission before the 31st of July 2010

· The Academic Records Information Form (must be completed by the Registrar, a Dept. Head or a lecturer for each degree and diploma you have received)

· The Signature Form

Do not complete the other Supplemental Forms.

2. Scores for any standardised tests such at TOEFL, GRE and GMAT are not required at this stage. Therefore when you answer question 24  (Examination Results) on the online application form, indicate a future date (eg. October 2010) as your tentative test date if you don’t have the scores.

3. We do not need the information requested in questions 42, 43, 44, in the online application form’s Personal Financial Information Section. However, as this is an online application form, your form may not get "submitted" if you do not complete those fields. So indicate nominal amounts (E.g..$ 100) to complete those fields.

Once you have completed the online application and have submitted it:

  • Please print out a copy of the submitted online application and send the copy  to the Fulbright Commission ( No. 22 Flower Terrace, Colombo 7) by registered post before the 31st of July 2010. Your application dossier must include a hardcopy of all uploaded documents such as your project statement, CV and letters of reference. You may include the letters of reference in sealed envelopes or ask your referees to send them direct to the Fulbright Commission.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, only candidates shortlisted for
interviews will be notified.
US-SL Fulbright Commission
22 Flower Terrace
Colombo 7