- The process for receiving competition applications for a Fulbright grant from the United States government is now open.
This program is looking for students who already have a university degree, and who are interested in pursuing graduate studies – masters and doctorates – at an American university, for a maximum of two years in the case of masters. Priority will be given to those wishing to specialize in:
- Teaching English
- Environmental issues and sustainable development
- Science, technology, engineering and mathematics
- Government and public administration
- United States culture, history, and literature.
The deadline for receiving applications is April 30, 2021.
Priority will be given to admission offers to colleges that offer partial or total tuition waiver for Fulbright candidates. The final decision of which higher education center to choose to study will be taken jointly with the State Department and the United States Embassy. Priority will be given to the program’s least expensive admission offers.
Scholarship holders in this program undertake to return to Costa Rica at the end of two years of study and to reside permanently in the country for two years after their return.
Among the program requirements:
- Be a Costa Rican citizen or legal permanent resident of Costa Rica, living in Costa Rica.
- Holds at least a full university baccalaureate degree. Certain fields require bachelor’s and master’s degrees for those wishing to pursue a doctorate.
- Good command of the English language.
- The field of study shall be: the social and natural sciences, humanities and the arts.