Friday, February 6, 2009

Fulbright Student Fellowships for 2010-2011

Educational Exchange

U.S. Embassy, Phnom Penh
February 04, 2009

Fulbright Program
The Fulbright Program

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for 2010-2011 Fulbright Student Fellowships for graduate study in the United States leading to a Master’s degree or a Ph.D. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified candidates under the auspices of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Program, subject to the availability of funding.

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress as a means “to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” For more than sixty years the Fulbright Program has provided opportunities for foreign nationals to study, teach and pursue research in the U.S.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have a strong academic background and a record of excellence in previous studies;
  • Have completed a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university for those applying to study in the U.S. for a Master’s degree program, or have a Master’s degree from a recognized college or university for those applying to study in the U.S. for a Ph.D. program;
  • Be proficient in English (minimum score of 570 on TOEFL or ITP, or 230 on computer-based TOEFL), or 88 on internet based TOEFL, or 7.0 on IELTS;
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt readily to a foreign environment;
  • Be in good health and able to undergo a rigorous study program; and
  • Have no previous study experience in the United States.

Fulbright Student Fellowship grants provide round-trip transportation to the United States, as well as tuition, fees and living expenses for full-time graduate study. Grant provisions do not include financial support for dependents.

Application Instructions

Applicants who do not already have an official TOEFL score of 570 or above should plan to take the Institutional TOEFL Practice (ITP) on March 21, 2009 at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. Registration for the ITP is available through the Educational Advising Center at RUPP (room 103) from Monday-Friday, with a registration deadline of March 13, 2009. The next ITP available will be April 25, 2009, with registration deadline of April 17, 2009. Please contact Mr. Hang Chanthon for registration of the ITP at 023-884-320.

Students receiving a 570 or above on the TOEFL or ITP are invited to apply for the Fulbright program online. The application and detailed instructions are available at:, or The Fulbright Selection Committee will only accept online applications, which will be due by June 12, 2009. Applicants must submit all required supporting documents and test score reports directly to the Fulbright Committee of the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh. For further information, please contact Mr. Chau Sa at tel. 023-728248, or email:

Those interested in applying for the Fulbright program are strongly encouraged to attend one of the following information sessions:

Phnom Penh

  • Royal University of Phnom Penh: March 5, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
  • Pannasastra University of Cambodia: February 26, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, contact Ms. Sok Vanna to register your attendance at 012-230-002 or 023-993-957
  • Royal University of Law and Economics: Wednesday, March 19, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, contact Mr. Kim Savun to register your attendance at 012-627-446
  • Royal University of Agriculture (RUA), February 17, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM
  • National University of Management (NUM), March 6, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
  • Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA), March 10, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM


  • Battambang University, February 13, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
  • The University of Management and Economics: February 13, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM

Siem Reap

  • Build Bright University: February 11, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM
  • Southeast Asia University, February 11, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Kampong Cham

  • Western University, February 28, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
  • University of Management and Economics: February 28, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM


  • Build Bright University: March 4, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, tel. 016-531-123
  • University of Management and Economics: March 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, tel. 012-885-303


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