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Fulbright scholarship info for Papua New Guinea Applicants

The Fulbright Scholarship is a prestigious award that provides funding for students, scholars, and professionals to study, research, or teach in the United States. The program was established in 1946 and is sponsored by the U.S. government. 

It is designed to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through educational and cultural exchange.

Fulbright scholarship 2023 - Papua New Guinea

Fulbright scholarship - Papua New Guinea

One of the eligible countries to apply for a Fulbright scholarship is Papua New Guinea. The Fulbright Program in Papua New Guinea is administered by the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby and is open to Papua New Guineans who wish to study in the United States. 

The program offers a variety of opportunities, including graduate study, research, and English teaching assistantships.

To be eligible for the Fulbright Program in Papua New Guinea, applicants must be a citizen of Papua New Guinea and have completed a bachelor's degree or its equivalent by the start of the grant. 

The applicants must also have a good command of the English language, as all programs are conducted in English.

Here is the success story of a Papua New Guinean who studies Law in the US under the Fulbright scholarship

Fulbright Scholarship: Disability Did Not Stop Him From Reading Law in the US

 

Application process for the Fulbright Program in Papua New Guinea 

The application process for the Fulbright Program in Papua New Guinea begins with the submission of an online application, which includes 

  • personal information, 
  • educational background, 
  • work experience, and 
  • a statement of purpose. 
After the initial screening, shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview with the Fulbright Selection Committee.

In addition to the online application, applicants must also submit additional documents such as official transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation. 

Also, note that the application deadline varies by country, and it's important to check the specific application deadline for Papua New Guinea with the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby.


Unique opportunity for Papua New Guineans

The Fulbright Program in Papua New Guinea offers a unique opportunity for Papua New Guineans to pursue advanced study or research in the United States. And gain valuable experience that can benefit their careers and their country. 

It is a highly competitive program and applicants are encouraged to put in their best efforts in the application process.

With the right qualifications and a strong application, Papua New Guineans have a chance to be part of this prestigious program and gain valuable experience that can benefit their careers and their country.

The Gates Scholarship for Pacific Islanders in the US

The Gates Scholarship is a highly prestigious and competitive scholarship program established by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to exceptional students from low-income backgrounds who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievements and leadership potential. 


The Gates Scholarship Pacific Islanders Eligible

The scholarship covers the full cost of attendance at a four-year college or university in the United States, including tuition, room and board, and other expenses.

Pacific Islanders in the US are eligible countries for the Gates Scholarship, including Papua New Guinean students, who live in the US, can apply for the scholarship. 

The scholarship is open to students who are planning to enrol in a four-year college or university in the United States as first-time freshmen in the upcoming academic year.


GPA Requirements for Gates Scholarship

To be eligible for the Gates Scholarship, applicants must be:

  • a citizen of a Pacific Island country and living in the US, 
  • have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale, and 
  • plan to enrol in a full-time undergraduate course of study at a four-year college or university in the United States in the upcoming academic year.


Application process for the Gates Scholarship

The application process for the Gates Scholarship for Pacific Islanders in the US begins with the submission of an online application, which includes personal information, educational background, work experience, and a statement of purpose. 

After the initial screening, shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview with the Gates Scholarship Selection Committee.

Here are the top 5 things that applicants from Pacific Islanders in the US should know before applying for the Gates Scholarship:

  • Eligibility: To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be a citizen of a Pacific Island Country, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale, and plan to enrol in a full-time undergraduate course of study at a four-year college or university in the United States.

  • Application Deadlines: It's important to check the specific application deadline varies by country and region.

  • Supporting Documents: In addition to the online application, applicants must also submit additional documents such as official transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation.

  • Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview with the Gates Scholarship Selection Committee.


Finally, the Gates Scholarship is a highly competitive and prestigious scholarship program that offers Pacific Islanders the opportunity to pursue a college education in the United States. 

With the right qualifications, a strong application and an understanding of the application process, Pacific Islanders have a chance to be part of this prestigious program and gain valuable experience that can benefit their careers and their country.

2024 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) for PNG Students

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) provides a diverse group of emerging student leaders with a scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at a U.S. college or university. 

Global UGRAD is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.

Global UGRAD aims to recruit participants from underrepresented backgrounds who have not had other opportunities to study in the United States. 

Successful applicants can expect in-depth exposure to U.S. society, culture, and academic institutions, as well as opportunities to enhance their professional skills.

  • For students in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands or Vanuatu
  • Deadline to apply – (Expected) Early January
2023 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) for PNG Uni Students -  UGRAD application form 2023 application deadline


Global UGRAD is administered by World Learning

All participants will be enrolled in full-time, non-degree, undergraduate coursework chosen from their host institution’s existing curriculum. Participants will be required to take one, 3-credit U.S. studies course to enhance their understanding of the United States. 

Participants will live in campus housing facilities with American peers and will be required to participate in twenty hours of community service. There will also be a virtual arrival orientation and an in-person end-of-program workshop.

Candidates from the Pacific Islands countries are eligible. Global UGRAD is administered by World Learning on behalf of its funder, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Only online applications will be accepted, Eastern Standard time via: https://webportalapp.com/

Program Eligibility

Global UGRAD is open to all academic fields of study and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, or disability.

The Global UGRAD Program is open to anyone who meets the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be a citizen of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands or Vanuatu to apply for the Global UGRAD Program.
  • Applicants must be studying in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands or Vanuatu to apply for the Global UGRAD Program.
  • Scholarships will be granted to students who currently are enrolled in full-time undergraduate programs only, having completed a minimum of their first semester of study. Participants must have at least one semester or an equivalent term to complete at their home institutions upon completion of the Global UGRAD Program.
  • Applicants should demonstrate leadership potential through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.
  • Applicants must achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 48iBT.
  • Preference will be given to those who have had little or NO experience in the United States or outside of their home countries.
  • Has a solid command of written and spoken English (English Language training for some finalists is possible);
  • Able to begin studies in the U.S. in January 2024 (selected participants may not defer to a later date);
  • Eligible to receive and maintain the U.S. student exchange visa (J-1) required for the program;
  • Applicants are over 18 years of age.
  • Cleared by a physician to participate in the program

Individuals in the following circumstances are NOT eligible for the Global UGRAD Program:

  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States;
  • Individuals currently studying, residing, or working outside of their home country;
  • Anyone who has already graduated from university
  • Local employees of the U.S. missions abroad who work for the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); employees are also ineligible for one year following the termination of employment;
  • Immediate family members (i.e. spouses and children) of U.S. Department of State and USAID employees; family members are also ineligible for one year following the termination of employment;
  • Current World Learning employees and their immediate family members

For more info please visit: https://www.worldlearning.org/program/global-undergraduate-exchange-program

If you have questions, please write to: pdportmoresby@state.gov

For detailed information please visit the Global UGRAD website and Global UGRAD Facebook page.  The house program description, program eligibility, a link to the online application and a great video of current UGRAD students encouraging others to apply.  

Global UGRAD YouTube Channel features videos that past participants have made about their experiences in the U.S.



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