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Announcement of 2013/2014 Fulbright Graduate Student Program

The Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Kingston is pleased to announce the 2013/2014 Fulbright Graduate Student Program.

Candidates in the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics/engineering or social sciences who wish to continue their studies in the United States for either a Master's or a Ph.D. degree in these fields are eligible to apply.  This is a very competitive program and consideration will only be given to Jamaican-citizen graduates of local universities with first-class honors, upper second-class honors, or lower second-class honors Bachelor's degrees.  No one with a Pass degree or an overall C average or below may apply.  Persons with "green cards" (alien registration cards), or already pursuing studies at a U.S. university, or who are living in the United States, are not eligible to apply for these awards.  Recipients should plan to return to Jamaica on completion of their studies in the United States and must spend at least two years in Jamaica before becoming eligible for consideration to immigrate to the U.S.

Candidates may apply in any of the following disciplines:  Humanities (History, Languages and linguistics; Literature), Performing arts, Philosophy, Religion (Divinity, i.e., M. Div. or D. Min. excluded), Visual arts, Social sciences (Anthropology; Archaeology; Area studies; Cultural and ethnic studies), Economics (MBA excluded), Gender and sexuality studies, Geography, Political science, Psychology, Sociology, Natural sciences (Space sciences; Earth sciences; Life sciences), Chemistry, Physics, Computer sciences, Mathematics, Agriculture, Architecture and design, Education, Engineering, Environmental studies and Forestry, Family and consumer science , Health sciences (Nursing and Medicine excluded), Human physical performance and recreation, Journalism, media studies and communication, Library and museum studies, Military sciences,  Public administration and Social work (M.S.W. excluded).

 Applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examination or the Graduate Management Admission Test, dependent on the proposed field of study.  Applicants must submit their GRE or GMAT scores along with their applications to be considered for interview. 

 Applicants should go to the website for   the online application for Foreign Fulbright Program.   and create an account (i.e. individually created username and password).

If clarification is required on anything related to this program please send an e-mail to

Applicants need to submit along with this application, three letters of recommendation electronically or as hardcopy. Please note that electronic letter submission is convenient and this process allows only program administrators to view such letters. The recommendation letter should be confidential and if submitted as a hardcopy, please contact us for instructions on addressing the letter or any other questions or concerns.                                       

Completed applications should be submitted no later than Thursday, May 31, 2012.  Interviews for short-listed candidates will take place in the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section on Monday, July 9, 2012.