Application Period Started for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2021-2022

The U.S. Embassy in Belarus is pleased to announce a competition for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program scholarships in the 2021-2022 academic year for graduate students or young professionals from Belarus who have already obtained a bachelor’s degree.

The program enables its participants to research and study for up to two years at U.S. universities to pursue master’s degrees in the fields of Economics, Education, Environmental Policy and Management, International Affairs, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Library and Information Science, Public Administration, Public Health and Public Policy. Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition.

The Fulbright program provides funding for the duration of the study. The grant covers tuition, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance.

In addition to these scholarships, internships will be available on a competitive basis. This competition will take place in the U.S., once participants have initiated their studies there.

Fulbright Grantees enter the United States on an Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa under the Department of State program and are subject to the 2-year home-country residence requirement associated with the J-1 visa.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Belarusian citizenship and current residence in Belarus
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Completed undergraduate education and a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

On-line applications must be submitted by September 1, 2020.  Applications and instructions are available at: . Please do NOT send paper copies to the Embassy as all applications are submitted online ONLY.

For additional questions, please send an email to the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy at 

The selection of candidates for the Program is carried out by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Minsk. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in October.

Candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, status as a parent, protected genetic information, or sexual orientation.