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The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for 2012-2013 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

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 TOEFL Institutional Testing Program (ITP) on March 26, 2011 or April 23, 2011 at the Royal University of Phnom Penh.  Registration for the ITP is available through the Educational Advising Center at RUPP from Monday-Friday, with a registration deadline of March 19, 2011 and April 13, 2011 respectively.  Please contact Mr. Hang Chanthon for registration of the ITP at 023-884-320.

Students receiving a 570 or above on the TOEFL 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 10, 2011. 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: 023-728-248, or email:

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

Phnom Penh

  • Mekong University: Monday, February 28, 9:00 to 11:00
  • Build Bright University: Thursday, March 3, 10:00 to 12:00
  • Phnom Penh International University: Wednesday, March 2, 10:00 to 12:00
  • National University of Management: Friday, March 11, 9:00 to 11:00
  • Pannasatra University of Cambodia: Saturday March 12, 8:00 to 10:30
  • Royal University of Law and Economics: Wednesday, March 23, 9:00 to 11:00

Sihanouk Ville

  • University of Management and Economics, March 5, 14:00 to 16:00
  • Build Bright University, March 6, 8:30 to 10:30

Kampong Cham

  • University of Management and Economics: Saturday March 12, 15:00 to 17:00
  • Chea Sim Kamchaymea University: Sunday March 13, 8:30 to 10:30


  • University of Management and Economics: March 16, 14:00 to 16:00
  • Angkor Khemara University: March 17, 8:30 to 10:30

Siem Reap

  • Pannasatra University of Cambodia: March 18, 14:00 to 16:00
  • University of South East Asia: March 19, 10:30 to 12:00
  • Build Bright University: March 19, 14:00 to 16:00

Deadline: June 10, 2011