Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2025-2026 (Deadline: May 4, 2024)

Deadline: May 4, 2024

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the 2025-2026 Fulbright Foreign Student Program for graduate study in the United States leading to a Master’s or Doctoral degree. 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: 

  • Be a citizen of Cambodia; 
  • 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 Doctoral program; 
  • Be proficient in English (a minimum score of 570 on TOEFL or TOEFL ITP, or 230 on computer-based TOEFL, or 88 on internet based TOEFL, or 7.0 on IELTS); 
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt readily to a foreign environment; 
  • Be in good health and able to undergo a rigorous study program; and 
  • Not have extensive experience living or studying in the United States. 

Fulbright Foreign Student Program 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 Timeline  

  • Applications openFebruary 1 
  • Applications closeMay 4 
  • InterviewJuly 
  • TOEFL iBT testAugust 
  • GRE/GMAT testSeptember 
  • Review of university submission plan – October  
  • Outcomes of university placement – March/April 2025 
  • Visa application – June 2025  
  • Pre-departure OrientationJuly 2025 
  • Departure to the United StatesJuly/August 2025 

Application Instructions 

Applicants who do not already have a minimum TOEFL score of 570 or equivalent should plan to take a proficiency test prior to the application deadline. Proof of English proficiency, official transcripts, and diploma certificates must accompany the complete application form.  Applicants will be deemed ineligible without providing these documents. 

All costs associated with English language tests are borne by the applicants themselves. 

Students receiving a 570 or above on the TOEFL ITP or equivalent are invited to apply for the Fulbright program online.  

Note: Applications written or assisted by technological tools (including, but not limited to, translation services, editing software, and artificial intelligence tools), will be disqualified. You will also be disqualified for plagiarism. By submitting your Fulbright application to the U.S. Embassy, you agree that giving false or misleading information in the application will result in exclusion from the competition or immediate dismissal from this program. 

The application and detailed instructions are available at https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2025  

The Fulbright Selection Committee will only accept online applications. Applicants must submit all required supporting documents and test score reports directly to the online application.  

Contact Information 

Public Affairs Office
Tel: 023-728-248
Email: PASExchanges@state.gov