Masters and PhD Fulbright Scholarships in USA

Masters and PhD Fulbright Scholarships in USA

The annual Fulbright Scholarships are offered by the United States Government to Indonesian citizens. Fulbright scholarships are offered in several types.

Among them are the Fulbright Master’s Degree Program and the Fulbright PhD Degree Program.

You can use this scholarship to continue your Masters or PhD studies at universities in America with a full scholarship.


  • J-1 visa support
  • Indonesia – USA economy class ticket
  • Funding for tuition fees, living expenses, and other expenses
  • Health and accident insurance

The United States Scholarships in the Fulbright Program can be used to pursue studies or research in a variety of fields except Medicine related to patient care.

Submission of proposals is also opened in the fields of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), and Health.

Applications in the STEM field are prioritized in the field of environmental conservation, exploration of alternative energy, or climate change mitigation.

Fulbright scholarships will last one to two years for Masters applicants, and three years for PhD applicants.

Candidate selection is preferred for those who have never studied in the United States before.

For PhD programs, scholarships are preferred for applicants who plan to teach at universities in Indonesia.


  • Has completed undergraduate studies (S1).
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.00 (scale 4.00).
  • Have a minimum TOEFL ITP score of 550 or an equivalent IELTS score.
  • Willing to work at the institution of origin at least five years before retirement after completing the scholarship program.


  • Has completed Masters studies (S2).
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.00 (scale 4.00).
  • Have a minimum TOEFL ITP score of 575 or an equivalent IELTS score.
  • Willing to return to Indonesia and take up academic positions in higher education after completing the study period.
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  • citizens and not permanent residents of the United States or currently residing in the US.
  • Have leadership qualities and demonstrate experience in community service.
  • Have prepared themselves and can show commitment to the chosen field of study.
  • Communicate fluently in English.
  • Have a satisfactory academic record.
  • Demonstrate that you can complete postgraduate studies or do research in the USA.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to return to Indonesia after completing the Fulbright Scholarship Program.
  • Applicants do not meet the requirements if:
  • Are employees or relatives of employees who work for AMINEF, the United States Embassy, ​​or the US Department of State.
  • Currently pursuing another degree program.
  • Are getting other scholarships at the time of scholarship registration.
  • Take another similar program for a double degree.


The scholarship application form includes one page of study objectives, one page of personal statement, a bibliography of your published work, and samples of academic writing.

Download the Master Program Form

Download the PhD Program Form

  • A copy of the latest TOEFL ITP or IELTS score taken within the last 2 years.
  • 2 (Two) Reference Letters, either from your employer or a lecturer / professor at the university.
  • Copy of diploma and academic transcript (in original / Indonesian and English translation).
  • Copy of ID card or passport.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).


To apply for a Fulbright Scholarship, applicants can send all the documents (hardcopy) mentioned above to:
American Exchange Foundation from each countries

Fulbright Scholarship

The deadline for registration is up to 15 FEBRUARY 2021.

If you are selected to be a scholarship recipient, you are also required to take an official TOEFL iBT test and GRE (Graduate Record Examination) for all fields of study except Law and Business, or

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GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) for studies of Business Administration, Finance, and Accounting.

Only participants who pass the selection will get notification and proceed to the interview stage.

Interview selection will be held around April 2021. Announcement of selected participants will be held in June 2021.

If anyone has questions about the Fulbright Scholarship, you can directly contact email: or visit the official website:

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