The Ministry of Education and the Embassy of the United States of America are pleased to announce that the Government of the United States of America is offering the following scholarships for study in the United States.
Scholarships will be awarded under the J. William Fulbright Program for study in a two-year Master’s Degree program during the 2005 – 2007 academic years (July 2005 – June 2007). Individuals from both the public and the private sectors may apply. Female, minority and provincial candidates 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. Fulbright grants will be awarded for graduate study at the master’s degree level in all fields of study except medicine. (Applications will be accepted in public health.)
The Humphrey Fellowship provides mid-career professionals from developing countries an opportunity to enhance their professional capabilities through participation in specialized, 10-month, non-degree programs at selected American universities. Fellowships will be granted for the 2005-2006 academic year (August 2005 – June 2006). Ideal candidates have a proven track record of leadership, a public service commitment, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study at a leading U.S. university. The program awards a certificate from the U.S. Government; it is not designed to deliver an advanced degree. Professionals from both the public and the private sectors are eligible to apply. Female, minority and provincial candidates are encouraged to apply.
Humphrey Fellowships are offered in the following fields: communications/journalism; natural resources and environmental management; public policy analysis and public administration; economic development; agricultural development/agricultural economics; finance and banking; human resource management; law and human rights; urban regional planning; technology policy and management; educational planning, educational administration, teaching of English as a foreign language (teacher training or curriculum development,nonproliferation studies, prevention of trafficking in persons and policy development and management for anti-trafficking efforts, public health policy and management, HIV/AIDS policy and prevention, drug abuse education, treatment and prevention.
· Lao citizenship. Age 40 or under for Fulbright scholarships and age 45 and under for Humphrey Fellowships. · Must have completed undergraduate education and hold a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with a superior academic record. Humphrey Fellowship applicants must have completed a university degree program requiring at least four years of full-time study, have at least five years of work experience, and qualify for admission to U.S. programs of graduate study. · Proficiency in the English language (measure by a TOEFL score of 550 or above for Fulbright and 525 or above for Humphrey or an equivalent TELP (Test of English Language Proficiency) score. Appointments for TELP tests can be arranged with the embassy after submission of a satisfactory application form.
Registration forms for the TELP test are available at the U.S. Embassy guardhouse or from the Public Affairs Section.
Please summit completed registration from to Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy. The closing date for TELP applications is July 7, 2004. The appointment for Test of English Proficiency which will be administered on July 10 and 11 will be made for eligible applicants at the time registration application is submitted to public Affairs Office, U.S. Embassy, Rue Bartholonie, Vientiane. Applicants from outside Vientiane please call 020 5509 316 during official hour for more information on how to apply.
· Applicants who pass the TELP will be given the official application forms for the Humphrey Fellowship or Fulbright Scholarship programs. Oral interviews which will take place at the end of August.
CLOSING DATE FOR TELP APPLICATIONS: JULY 7, 2004