Fulbright Student Fellowships

Fulbright Student Fellowship Program

Scholarship for a Master’s Degree in the United States

** The deadline for the online application is June 19, 2020

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the 2021-2022 Fulbright Student Fellowship for graduate study in the United States.

Fulbright Scholarships will be awarded for study in a Master’s degree program during the 2021-2022 academic year (July 2021-June 2022).  Fulbright grants will be awarded for graduate study at the Master’s degree level in all fields of study except medicine. (Note: However, applications will be accepted in the field of public health.)  Individuals from both the public and the private sectors may apply.  Women, minorities, and candidates from outside the capital city of Vientiane are encouraged to apply.

The Fulbright Program was established by the U.S. Congress in 1946 to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.


In order to be eligible to apply for the Fulbright Program, applicants must:

  • Be a Lao citizen;
  • Be age 40 or under;
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with at least four years of full-time study, a superior academic record, and qualify for admission to a U.S. programs of graduate study.
  • 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.
  • Be proficient in English.  Proficiency in the English language is measured by a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 88 or 7.0 IELTS.  Those who do not yet have an English test score will be invited to take an English screening test at the American Center@Thatdam. (tentatively to be held on July 11, 2020).

Individuals in the following circumstances are not eligible for the Fulbright Program:

  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States;
  • Individuals currently studying, residing, or working outside of Laos;
  • Local employees who work for the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). These U.S. government employees are also ineligible to apply for one year following the termination of employment;
  • Immediate family members (i.e. spouses and dependent children) of U.S. Department of State and USAID employees. These family members are also ineligible to apply for one year following the termination of employment.

Application Procedure

The deadline for online application is June 19, 2020.

All supporting documents must be submitted to the online application directly. To access the application, please visit the online portal https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2021

Supporting Materials: Applicants must submit official transcripts of academic performance for all years of study. If the applicants have attended more than one university during their undergraduate degree, transcripts from all universities attended must be submitted along with the application.

Contact us:

For further questions beyond this announcement please contact:

Fulbright and Humphrey Office

Public Diplomacy Section

U.S. Embassy Vientiane

Thadeua Road, Km 9, Ban Somvang Tai

Vientiane, Laos

Email: USGscholarshipsLaos@state.gov

Tel: +856-21-487055