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THE FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP 2010 COMPETITION

The Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Nepal (also known as USEF or the Fulbright Commission)
announces the 2010 competition for the Fulbright scholarship. Those selected would begin their studies in the US beginning August-
September 2011. The scholarships are divided into two categories:
1) Fulbright Student Scholarship: It provides all expenses (including travel) for a master’s degree program of up to two years at
selected U.S. universities, in any field except medicine, engineering or computer science.
2) Fulbright Science and Technology Ph.D. Scholarship: A worldwide program, designed to be among the most prestigious
international scholarships in science and technology. Grantees will be enrolled for PhD study at top U.S. universities in the
fields of science, technology, or engineering. Eligible fields include: Aeronautics and Astronomics/Aeronautical Engineering,
Agriculture (theoretical or research-based focus only), Astronomy/Planetary Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Engineering,
Chemistry, Computer Sciences/Engineering, Energy, Engineering (electrical, chemical, civil, mechanical, ocean, and
petroleum), Environmental Science/Engineering, Geology/Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Information Sciences and Systems
(engineering focus only), Materials Science/Engineering, Mathematics, Neurosciences, Oceanography, Public Health
(theoretical research focus only) and Physics. Agriculture has been included as a new field and while agriculture tends to be a
fairly applied field of study, those wishing to pursue theoretical and research-based study in such areas as entomology, plant
biology, plant pathology, and soil science are eligible for this Award.
All Fulbright Science and Technology Ph.D. Scholarship grantees receive tuition, a monthly stipend for up to 36 months,
health and accident coverage, a book and equipment allowance, travel support, specially tailored enrichment activities, and are
eligible to apply for additional research funding and professional conference allowances. After three years, U.S. universities
have agreed to fund the remaining expenses toward completion of a Ph.D.
The selected candidates, depending upon their university placement, could also earn an M.S. en route to the Ph.D.
Applicants for both programs may be employees in any government, private business, NGO or INGO. Students in
humanities and social sciences and those who completed their S.L.C. or its equivalent degree from rural,
underrepresented areas are strongly encouraged to apply.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE APPLICATION FORM
Pick up an application form and information sheet at the Fulbright Commission (USEF/N), Gyaneshwor (between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.,
Monday - Friday) or at other distribution points, or download one from the internet www.fulbrightnepal.org.np. Study this
information sheet and carefully plan your study proposal. Consult reference books, the internet and talk with your counselors and
colleagues. Gather the required documents as soon as possible, not waiting till the last minute. If you have any questions, come to
one of the Question & Answer sessions on Thursday, February 25, at 4:00 p.m. or on Wednesday, March 3 at 4:00 p.m. at the
USEF office in Gyaneshwor. The submitted applications (whether hand-delivered or mailed) must reach USEF/Nepal no later than
4:00 p.m., Monday, March 15, 2010.
General Requirements for Entering the Competition
All applicants must:
1. Possess Nepali citizenship.
2. Demonstrate in post-intermediate degrees a minimum aggregate mark of: 54% for students in non-technical fields (humanities
and social sciences), and 62% for students in science and technical fields. (The minimum requirements for students under the
semester system are: 65% in non-technical fields; 75% in technical fields; or a Cumulative GPA of 3.50/4.00 in either field.)
Examples of aggregate mark calculation:
i) For those applying for a master's degree in the US under the Fulbright Student Scholarship, or for a Ph.D. degree under
the Fulbright Science and Technology Ph.D. Scholarship with a four-year bachelor's degree from Nepal/India: average
marks obtained in the four-year bachelor's.
ii) For those applying for a master's degree in the US under the Fulbright Student Scholarship, or for a Ph.D. degree under
the Fulbright Science and Technology Ph.D. Scholarship with a two-year/three-year bachelor's degree and a two-year
master's degree from Nepal/India: (average marks obtained in the master's + average marks obtained in the bachelor's) ÷
2.
iii) For those applying for a Ph.D. degree in the US under the Fulbright Science and Technology Ph.D. Scholarship with a
US equivalent master’s degree: average marks obtained in a US equivalent (at least 16+2 year duration) master's degree.
If the grading systems, fields of study or educational systems for the bachelor’s and master’s level are different (percentage and
GPA grades, non-technical and science/technical fields, yearly and semester systems, etc.), the applicant needs to meet the
minimum score requirements separately, not in the aggregate.
3. Have a high level of competence in speaking, reading and writing English. (Applicants who pass the first screening will be
required to sit for an English test during the application process. The English language test requirement during the selection
process may be waived for those who pass the initial screening and have either: 1) a valid CBT TOEFL score of 230 (or iBT
TOEFL score of 88, or PBT TOEFL score of 570) or higher for the Fulbright Student Scholarship applicants and a valid CBT

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TOEFL score of 237 (or iBT TOEFL score of 92, or PBT TOEFL score of 580) or higher for the Fulbright Science and
Technology Ph.D. Scholarship applicants; or 2) have passed the English language test administered by USEF/Nepal in April
2009.)
4. Be under 40 years of age for those applying for the master’s degree under the Fulbright Student Scholarship or for Ph.D. degree
under the Fulbright Science and Technology Ph.D. Scholarship as of the application submission deadline (March 15, 2010).
5. (a) Applicants for the master’s degree under the Fulbright Student Scholarship program: possess either a four-year bachelor’s
degree; or, if the bachelor’s degree was of fewer than four years duration, then a master's degree is also required, such that the
total number of years of formal education equals at least 16. Students with a three-year bachelor's degree who have completed
only the first year of a two-year master's degree program, and master's degree students who have cleared all exams but still need
to fulfill other university-mandated degree requirements are ineligible to apply. Similarly, students who have two or more two-
year/three-year bachelor’s degree but no master’s degree are ineligible to apply for the Fulbright program.
(b) Applicants for the Ph.D. degree under the Fulbright Science and Technology Ph.D. Scholarship program: Candidates who
meet the above (a) criteria are eligible to apply under this program. In addition, applicants who possess a master’s degree that is
equivalent to the US master’s degree, that is, a master’s degree that required at least 18 years of continuous study, are also
eligible to apply for this scholarship. After nomination by the Commission, the nominee is expected to achieve a PBT TOEFL
score (or equivalent) of at least 580 and take the GRE General Exam. A GRE Subject Exam score report will also be needed for
all selected candidates in the following fields of study: biology; biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology; chemistry; computer
science; mathematics; and physics. Test vouchers for standardized tests will be provided for all nominees. Nominees will be
required to take the tests soon after the nomination in order to ensure that test scores can be sent to the US by August 20, 2010.
6. Work requirement: For the Fulbright Student Scholarship program, applicants must have at least three years (for men) or one
year (for women) of post-bachelor’s degree, full-time, professional work experience in an area directly relevant to the applicant’s
chosen field of study as of the application filing deadline date (March 15, 2010). This experience must be documented by letters
(or attested copies) from employer(s) that verify applicant’s position(s) and years of employment. Even if you worked at several
organizations, you are eligible to apply as long as your work experience at those organizations adds up to the minimum work-
duration requirement. There are no work requirements for the Fulbright Science and Technology Ph.D. Scholarship.
7. Be in excellent health, as evidenced by a letter from a medical doctor.
8. Be eligible for a non-immigrant J-1 U.S. visa, and not already in possession or in the process of obtaining a U.S. immigrant visa
(“green card”).
Note: Individuals holding master’s degrees equivalent to a U.S. master’s degree are ineligible to apply for the Fulbright Student
Scholarship, but are eligible to apply for the Fulbright Science and Technology Ph.D. Scholarship. Individuals who have previously
resided in the United States for six months or more during the preceding five years prior to the application submission deadline are
ineligible to apply for both the Fulbright Student Scholarship and the Fulbright Science and Technology Ph.D. Scholarship. In
addition, this competition is not open to: individuals with, or in the process of obtaining, U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident
status; employees of USEF Nepal and local employees of U.S. Mission in Nepal who work for the US Department of State, and their
spouses and dependent children (who are ineligible for grants during the period of their employment and for one year following the
termination of employment).
(All applicants must submit documentary evidence for items No. 1, 2, 5, and 7. The Fulbright Student Scholarship applicants
must also submit documentary evidence for item No. 6.)

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General Instructions for Completing and Filing the Application Form

• Read these instructions carefully. Complete the application carefully and correctly and submit within the deadline. Incomplete
or late applications will not be considered. The application forms from previous years should not be used, nor the questions
asked in the application, especially on the electronic version, deleted or altered.
• All responses, including dates, in the application must be in English, and machine written (computer or typewriter). Handwritten
applications will be rejected. Double check for correct spelling and grammar. Write “Not Applicable” or “N/A” in places where
the information requested is not applicable to you.
• For question no. 4, your proposed field of study must be a recognized discipline for advanced study, not a professional job
specialty. Fulbright Science and Technology Ph.D. Scholarship candidates should write down the field of study as given in the
list under Section 2 of Page i. For example, instead of writing “Ph.D. in Nano-Materials,” they should write, “Physics.”
• For question no. 17, under “name of degree” clearly state I.A., I.Sc., I.Com., B.A., B.Com., etc., so we know exactly which
degrees you have received. Give the name and location of the schools, colleges or universities from which you graduated. For
major subject, give your major field. Do not list all the subjects you studied. The duration of the course is the number of years
the course is supposed to run; not how many years it took you to complete the degree. Check an appropriate box next to the
duration (or write the duration in the given box if it is different from the available options); and also mention in one of the
columns whether the degree was completed under the semester system or yearly system. You should not convert your grades
from GPA to percentage figures, if the normal grading system at your place of study is GPA/CGPA, and your GPA or percentage
figures should not be rounded up.
• For question no. 19, give a complete description of your employment, including job title and your job duties.
• Questions 21 (parts A & B), your statement of purpose and autobiographical essay, must be well written for content,
thoughtfulness, grammar and spelling. Many candidates are eliminated because of weak essays. Each essay should be no longer
than two typed, single-spaced pages. (Remember, longer is not necessarily better.)
• This application must be completed and submitted to the Fulbright Commission Office in duplicate, accompanied by two recent
photos of the applicant. (You may want to make a photocopy of the application after you have completed one set. If one set of
attached documents already contain attested copies, the second set of documents need not be separately attested.)
• A complete application includes:
a) One set consisting of the following documents in the given order:
i) Completed application (with signature).
ii) Attested copies of diplomas/certificates (arranged in a chronological order; the oldest at the top and the most recent at the
bottom; starting from SLC or equivalent degree). Certificates in languages other than English must be accompanied by
complete English translations.
iii) Attested copies of marksheets/transcripts for all of the examinations (arranged in a chronological order; starting from
SLC or equivalent degree). Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by complete English
translations.
(Please ensure that the diplomas/certificates are not mixed with marksheets/transcripts; they should be in separate sets.)
iv) Attested copy/ies (or original) of the proof of the required years of employment (three years for men; one year for
women; arranged in a chronological order) for the Fulbright Student Scholarship applicants.
v) Attested copy of Nepali citizenship (no need for English translation).
vi) Attested copy (or original) of physician’s letter attesting to your good health. The letter should be brief and written not
more than 6 months before the application submission deadline, and should be on the physician’s letterhead or a hospital
letterhead.
vii) Attested copy of valid TOEFL score report (only if the test has been taken).
b) One photocopy set of above documents, listed under (a);
Each set of application should have one staple in the upper left hand corner. Do not use special binding, multiple paper clips,
individually sealed envelopes, plastic cover sheets, etc. Attestation of photocopies of documents may be made by the issuing
institution, USEF Nepal, Government of Nepal, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University or a government approved notary
public. Please do not attach any extra documents (certificates etc.) other than those mentioned above.
• Seal the two sets of application (we need just two sets whether you are applying only for Fulbright Student Scholarship, only
for Fulbright Science and Technology Ph.D. Scholarship or both) in one envelope, label that envelop “The Fulbright
Scholarship Program Application,” and hand deliver that to the guards at the gate of the Commission office or mail to the
following address:
The Commission for Educational Exchange between the U.S. and Nepal (Fulbright Commission/USEF-Nepal),
P.O. Box: 380,
Gyaneshwor,
Kathmandu, Nepal
The submitted applications (whether hand-delivered or mailed) must reach USEF/Nepal no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday,
March 15, 2010. Late applications will not be considered.

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FOLLOWING SUBMISSION:
• Visit the Commission or check its website on March 19 to see if your application was received at the Commission. The list
of applications received at the Commission by the deadline will be posted on the bulletin board inside the gate at the Fulbright
Commission (Gyaneshwor), and the Commission website www.fulbrightnepal.org.np.
• The list of those who pass the initial screening and their test dates will also be posted on the Commission notice board, and
the Commission website. Visit the Commission or check its website on Tuesday, April 6 to find out (a) if your application
passed the initial screening and (b) what your assigned English Language testing date is. Those who pass the initial screening
will be required to sit for an English language exam between April 20-22. The English language test requirement during the
selection process may be waived for those who pass the initial screening and have either: 1) a valid CBT TOEFL score of 230 (or
iBT TOEFL score of 88, or PBT TOEFL score of 570) or higher for the Fulbright Student Scholarship applicants and a valid
CBT TOEFL score of 237 (or iBT TOEFL score of 92, or PBT TOEFL score of 580) or higher for the Fulbright Science and
Technology Ph.D. Scholarship applicants, and have attached copies of the score report with the application); or 2) have passed
the English language test administered by USEF/Nepal in April 2009.
• Appear at the Fulbright Commission (Gyaneshwor) for English language testing on your scheduled date with a photo
identification (e.g. passport, driver’s license, etc.).
• The results of the English test will be posted at the Fulbright Commission and the website approximately two days after the
last test. Note, however, that passing the English test is not a guarantee that you will be interviewed.
• The Fulbright Board Pre-selection Committee will review completed applications and announce the list of applicants to be
interviewed. The list of finalists and their interview date will be posted on the bulletin board inside the gate at the Fulbright
Commission (Gyaneshwor) and on the Commission website www.fulbrightnepal.org.np on May 28, 2010. Those who pass the
English test (or who are waived from taking the test because of their qualifying scores in TOEFL or the English language test
administered by USEF/Nepal as mentioned above) are requested to check the bulletin board (or the website) on that date.
Interviews are tentatively scheduled to occur in or about 1st/2nd week of June 2010. If you are a finalist, you must be available
during these times.
• Visa sponsorship: All grantees must receive an exchange visitor (J-1) visa which requires that the individuals return to Nepal
upon completion of their academic project. Grantees are not eligible for an immigrant visa, for permanent residence, or for a non-
immigrant visa as a temporary worker ("H" visa) or trainee, or as an intra-company transferee ("L" visa) to re-enter the United
States until they have accumulated two years residence in Nepal after returning from the United States on an exchange visitor
visa. This does not preclude the individual from going to the United States on other visas during the two-year period.
• PLEASE NOTE:
1) Fulbright Student Scholarship: Depending upon budget availability, up to nine principal candidates and one alternate
candidate will be nominated by the Fulbright Board in Nepal for the Fulbright Student Scholarship.
2) Fulbright Science and Technology Ph.D. Scholarship: Up to two candidates will be nominated to participate in the
international Fulbright Science and Technology Ph.D. Scholarship competition. A US-based screening committee, not the
Fulbright Board in Nepal, makes the final selection of the Fulbright Science and Technology Ph.D. scholarship winners.
Since final selection is based on an international competition, no specific seats have been allocated for Nepal.

GOOD LUCK!!

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THE FULBRIGHT COMMISSION (USEF/NEPAL)
APPLICATION FORM FOR ADVANCED STUDY IN THE U.S.
THE FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2011-2012
Note READ THIS FIRST: Familiarize yourself thoroughly with the accompanying instructions on pages (i)-(iv) before completing
this application. This application form, together with the accompanying instructions at the beginning, should be thirteen (13) pages
long. If you are downloading this form from the Internet www.fulbrightnepal.org.np, be sure to use size “A4” paper. This form is
used for two separate competitions, administered concurrently, the Fulbright Student Scholarship and the Fulbright Science and
Technology Ph.D. Scholarship competition. All answers must be machine written—either by typewriter or computer. Duplicate,
hardcopies of this application form must be completed and submitted to the Fulbright Commission office, accompanied by two sets of
other required documents. The submission deadline is 4 p.m., Monday, March 15, 2010. Late or incomplete applications will
not be considered. If you have any questions, come to one of the Question & Answer sessions: Thursday, February 25, at 4:00 p.m.
or Wednesday, March 3, at 4:00 p.m. Both Q&A sessions will be held at the USEF office in Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu.
1. Name: Last: PANDEY First: RAJ Middle: KUMAR

2. A. Applying for (check one or more as applicable; and rank your preference,
“1” being your first choice and “2” being your second choice, etc.):
i) Fulbright Student Scholarship (for Master’s degree)    

ii) Fulbright Science and Technology Ph.D. Scholarship (for Ph.D. degree)    
Attach recent photo
B. Have you applied for a Fulbright scholarship before?
Yes No If yes, in what year(s), and for which programs?          

3. English language test scores:

i) TOEFL score (if already taken): N/A TOEFL test date (Month/year): N/A
ii) Did you pass the English language test administered by USEF/Nepal in April 2009? Yes No
(Please note that these tests are not required to file the application. However, the English language test requirement during the
selection process may be waived for those who pass the initial screening and have either: 1) a valid CBT TOEFL score of 230
(or iBT TOEFL score of 88, or PBT TOEFL score of 570) or higher for the Fulbright Student Scholarship applicants and a valid
CBT TOEFL score of 237 (or iBT TOEFL score of 92, or PBT TOEFL score of 580) or higher for the Fulbright Science and
Technology Ph.D. Scholarship applicants, and have attached copies of the score report with the application); or 2) have passed
the English language test administered by USEF/Nepal in April 2009)
4. List your proposed major field of study: 1) Political Science; 2) International Economics; 3) Development Studies

5. Indicate if you have or are planning to apply for a fellowship/scholarship other than Fulbright:N/A
PERSONAL BACKGROUND
6. Home address: Triveni Susata VDC-1, Nawalparashi, Lumbini,Nepal

7. Telephone no.: Office: 977-01-4227779/305 Residence: 9841-813529 Mobile: 98510-86884

8. Current mailing address (if different from home address):      

9. E-mail: rajkpandey2000@hotmail.com, rajkpandey2000@yahoo.com Fax no.: 977-01-4225063

10. Date of birth (English calendar – Month/Day/Year): April 17, 1974 Age as of March 15, 2010: 35 Years

11. Place of birth (district, and country): Nawalparashi, Lumbini, Nepa

12. Country of present citizenship:Nepal Country of present residence: Nepal

13. Marital status (check one): Single / Married / Divorced

14. Please list the names and ages of your children: N/A

15. State of your health: Good

Have you ever been hospitalized? Yes No If so, please give the reason(s) and the date(s):      

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16. Please list any foreign countries, including the US, you have visited and dates of your stay (include month and year for both
beginning and end dates; add a separate sheet of paper if needed):      

17. ACADEMIC RECORD:

Name of degree Name and Date, degree Major Class or Semester or Percentage of
address, including received subject division yearly system marks or GPA
country, of obtained
institution
A. High school SLC Board, Nandi 18 June 1995 Rural First Division Yearly System 69%
degree: SLC, Night School, Economics
AISSE etc. Naxal, Kathmandu,
(specify) Nepal
Degree:
SLC

B. Intermediate, TU/People's 5 February Management Sec. Division Yearly System 51.2%


Higher Campus, 1998
Secondary, Pakanajol,
10 + 2 etc. Kathmandu, Nepal
(specify)
Degree:
I Com

C. Bachelor’s TU/People's 27 December Management Sec. Division Yearly System 46.79%


(specify degree Campus, 2002
and indicate Pakanajol,
the duration) Kathmandu, Nepal
Degree:
BBS
Duration: 2-yr.
3-yr.
4-yr.
Other:       yr.
D. Master’s U/Patan Multiple 09 October Rural First Division Yearly System 69%
(specify degree Campus, Patan, 2007 Development
and indicate Lalitpur,
the duration) Kathmandu, Nepal
Degree:
MA Rural D
Duration: 1-yr.
2-yr.
Other: 2 yr.
E. Any other                                         
professional or
technical
degrees
Degree:
     
Duration:.

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18. List any prizes, medals or scholarships you have received:
     

19. EMPLOYMENT RECORD: Beginning with the most recent employment, list and describe all paid employment. Identify
each employer. Fully describe the mission of each office, agency or company where you worked and fully describe each
position you have held. Use extra pages if necessary. (Note: To be eligible for the Fulbright Student Scholarship, men must
demonstrate at least three years and women at least one year of post-bachelor’s degree, full-time, professional work experience
in an area directly relevant to their chosen field of study as of the application filing deadline date March 15, 2010. Even if you
worked at several organizations, you are eligible to apply as long as your work experience at those organizations adds up to the
minimum work-duration requirement.)

A. Position/Title:       Name of employer/firm & its mission or business:       Dates: From – To Total number
(month & of months
year):      worked:     

Job Description:      

B. Position/Title:      Name of employer/firm & its mission or business:      Dates: From – To Total number
(month & of months
year):      worked:     

Job Description:      

C. Position/Title:      Name of employer/firm & its mission or business:      Dates: From – To Total number
(month & of months
year):      worked:     

Job Description:      

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D. Position/Title:      Name of employer/firm & its mission or business:      Dates: From – To Total number
(month & of months
year):      worked:     

Job Description:      

E. Position/Title:      Name of employer/firm & its mission or business:      Dates: From – To Total number
(month & of months
year):      worked:     

Job Description:      

F. Position/Title:      Name of employer/firm & its mission or business:      Dates: From – To Total number
(month & of months
year):      worked:     

Job Description:      

20. List any research projects/publications you have authored or co-authored:


     

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21. Personal Essays: (This two- part question is an extremely important part of your application. Please respond carefully,
thoroughly, and thoughtfully. If necessary, please use additional pages, but do not exceed two single-spaced pages for either part,
or four pages for the entire question 21.)

A. Statement of Purpose: Give a statement below explaining what you hope to accomplish by going to the U.S. for advanced
study. At the least, your statement should include: (a) how you will build upon your studies and work experience to date; (b)
how you plan to utilize this academic experience after your return to Nepal; (c) your short and long-term professional goals;
and (d) why you wish to study in the U.S. in particular.

     

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B. Personal Essay: Write an essay about yourself that will assist the Selection Committee in judging what sort of person you
are. Please include statements about your education and upbringing, your most significant achievements, and the
experiences and persons that have affected your personal, academic and professional growth. (Attach additional pages if
necessary, but do not exceed two single-spaced pages.)

     

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SUPPLEMENTARY FORM FOR FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
The Fulbright Program was proposed by US Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas shortly after World Ward II and was signed
into law by President Harry S. Truman on August 1, 1946. Although the Fulbright Program has been refined and expanded by
subsequent laws, the Program’s basic objective remains what it has always been: to promote mutual understanding between the
people of the United States and those of other countries. Today, there are over 155 countries participating in the program with more
than 294,000 alumni. The Program is primarily funded by annual appropriations from the U.S. Congress and by contributions from
partner nations, the private sector, and academic institutions in the United States and abroad.

The Fulbright Program, including eligibility, selection of individuals, and obligations of applicants and grantees, is governed by the
Policies established by the Presidentially-appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. These Policies supersede all
other documents, and may be viewed at: http://fulbright.state.gov/fulbright/become/programwork/program-structure-and-rules

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The purpose of the Fulbright Program is the promotion of mutual understanding among nations. If you are selected as a
Fulbrighter, in addition to your academic objectives, do you anticipate becoming involved in any way with American society
beyond the scope of your immediate academic objectives? If yes, explain how; if no, why not? (Please use only the space
provided.)

My immediate primary goal is certainly to acquire further education so that I will wholeheartedly participate in admitted academic
course. Moreover, I will definitely learn from the host nation’s cultures, communities, socio-economic values and so on because a
person can never work along and in aloof. S/he has to regularly interact and communicate with the various walks of lives from
different communities. During informal communication, interactions and discussions, certainly some may influence me and/or I may
also be able to persuade to the people of developed nations through my opinions, statements and visions.

If I am selected for the scholarship, I will not only present myself bul I will also represent to my nation: Nepal and its socio-cultural
values to the host nation. And, I will share my know-how about my nation to the peer groups of my circle of influence. In this way,
other people will also be able to learn about Nepal in particular and developing countries in general from me.

I may be able to convey the developmental messages and contribute to the people of developed country in understanding the socio-
economic challenges, threats, opportunities and possibilities of the developing countries so that they can better understand to people of
backward societies.

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FOR ALL APPLICANTS (those applying only to the Fulbright Student Scholarship program, or only to the Fulbright Science and
Technology Ph.D. Scholarship program, or applicants applying to both programs): Please read carefully and sign.

- I understand that any incomplete application, or applications falsified by omission or misinformation will automatically be
disqualified.

- I also understand and agree that if a grant is awarded to me for study in the United States:

• I will complete the prescribed course contemplated by the grant unless released as outlined for me by those under
whose supervision I will be placed;
• I will return to my home country upon completion of my study and that I will abide by the USEF, US State
Department and any other rules and regulations now or later established in connection with the grant;
• Upon completion of any studies in the U.S., I will engage myself for at least two years working in a related field
in Nepal;
• I further agree not to engage either directly or indirectly in any political activity in the U.S. during the tenure of the
grant and this agreement.

- I do not possess a U.S. immigrant visa (“Green Card”), nor am I in the process of obtaining one.

- I certify that all information given in this application is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

- I understand that a formal award of a grant is also dependent upon my acceptance to a U.S. institution for study and my eligibility
for a visa to the United States.

- I understand that initial selection in Nepal does not guarantee me a final placement and an award.

_______________________________________ __________________________
Applicant’s Signature Date

NOTE: DUPLICATE, HARDCOPY APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE FULBRIGHT COMMISSION


(USEF/N) NO LATER THAN MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010, 4:00 P.M. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE
CONSIDERED.

Please indicate how you learned about this competition:

• From a friend:
• From a newspaper or magazine (list name):
• Other source (specify):     

Please indicate where you obtained the application form for this competition:

• From the USEF office:


• From the USEF website:
• Other source (specify):      

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Applicant Checklist

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IN SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION!
APPLICANT CHECKLIST
FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

Completed Application.

Attested evidence of each secondary institution or university degree,


diploma, or certificate awarded to you, arranged in a chronological
order, with the oldest at the top and the most recent at the bottom (for
example, S.L.C. certificate, I.Sc. certificate, B.Sc. certificate, M.Sc.
certificate).

Attested transcript (mark sheet) from each secondary institution or


university, with the oldest at the top and the most recent at the bottom
(for example, S.L.C. transcript, I.Sc. transcript, B.Sc. transcript, M.Sc.
transcript).

(Please ensure that the diplomas/certificates are not mixed with


marksheets/transcripts; they should be in separate sets.)

Attested copy/ies (or original) of the proof of the required years of


employment (three years for men; one year for women; arranged in a
chronological order), if you are applying for the Fulbright Student
Scholarship.

Attested copy of Nepali citizenship (not the English translation).

Attested copy (or original) of physician’s letter attesting to your good


health.

Attested copy of valid TOEFL score report (only if the test has been
taken).

Documents arranged in the above given order.

Two sets of application.

Signature on the application form.