Jordanian Programs FAQs

FAQs for the Jordanian Fulbright Scholar Research Award

Q: Does the applicant need to be in a certain field of study to apply for this Award?
A: Applicants from all fields may apply except those with research purposes and goals that are associated with clinical training such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary sciences.

Q: What is a "Release Letter" that the applicant should secure from his/her home university's President, which should be submitted as part of the application form?
A: A "Release Letter is an official letter from the applicant's home university stating that he/she will be able to secure a release from university duties if he/she is awarded the Fulbright Scholar Award.

Q: What is a letter of invitation?
A: It is a letter from the U.S. hosting university inviting the Fulbright Visiting Scholar, should he/she be awarded a Fulbright Award, to collaborate in his/her research. 

Q: What is the length or duration of a Fulbright Visiting Scholar grant to the U.S.?
A: The minimum is 4 months and the maximum is 9 months.

Q: What are the chances of an applicant who meets all the requirements?
A: The chances of the applicant will greatly depend on the competition with other applicants.

Q: How many publications should the applicant have at the time of submitting the application?
A: The minimum is Five (5) publications or more.

Q: When is the final Post-Doctoral award selections announced?
A: The applications will be reviewed and determined by the Commission's Selection Review Committee (SRC) approximately seven months from the final date of receiving applications (May 31st).

Q: Are dependents eligible to accompany the Scholar to the U.S. for the duration of his/her grant?
A: Yes, they may eligible, taking into consideration that the accompanying dependents must reside with the Scholar for a minimum of 80% of the grant duration in the US.

Q: Can an applicant with dual nationalities (Jordanian and American) citizenship be eligible to apply?
A: No. Jordanian Scholar applicants who hold a U.S. Passport or a U.S. "Green Card" may NOT apply for this Award.

Q: How can I contact the Fulbright Commission by E-mail?
A: Please address all your queries to the following E-mail address: info@fulbright.org.jo

FAQs for The Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants Award (FLTA)

Q: When is the final FLTA award selections announced?
A: The applications will be reviewed and determined by the Commission’s Selection Review Committee (SRC) approximately five months from the final date of receiving applications (May 31st).

Q: Do the applicants need to sit for the TOEFL?
A: Yes, the applicants need to sit for the unofficial TOEFL - ITP test and obtain a minimum score of 550.

Q: Does the applicant need to be nominated by a university or an institution in order to apply?
A: No, The Fulbright scholarship competition is open to all qualified Jordanian applicants. Your home university or institution may wish to nominate you but this will have no bearing on the selection process.

Q: Does the applicant need to be in a certain field of study to be able to apply for the FLTA Program?
A: Yes, applicants should be a Teacher of English or pursuing higher studies as a teacher of English. Moreover, applicants will be considered from the following disciplines with prior teaching experience:

  1. Anthropology
  2. Area Studies
  3. Arts
  4. Communications
  5. Computer Sciences/Technology
  6. Education
  7. Education, Rural
  8. Education, Teacher Training
  9. Educational Administration
  10. Educational Psychology
  11. Humanities
  12. Languages
  13. Literature
  14. Social Sciences
  15. Social Work
  16. Sociology

Q: Do the applicants get to choose where they will be placed - at which university - in the U.S.?
A: No, the FLTA grantees will be placed in a U.S. university through a matching system determined by Institute for International Education (IIE) in New York based on the applicants’ experience, A: academic background and other factors included in the FLTA's application.

Q: Can someone with a US citizenship or green card (residency) apply for a Fulbright grant?
A: No, any one applying for a Fulbright grant must not be a US citizen or hold a green card (residency).

Q: What are the chances of an applicant who meets all the requirements?
A: The chances of the applicant will greatly depend on the competition with other applicants. Thus, it is difficult to determine one’s chances for an FLTA award.

Q: What is the length of the FLTA Program in the U.S.?
A: The FLTA Program is a non-degree, nine month program.

FAQs for the Jordanian Fulbright Student Scholarship – Master’s Degree

Q: When is the final Pre-Doctoral award selections announced?
A: The applications will be reviewed and determined by the Commission’s Selection Review Committee (SRC) approximately five months from the final date of receiving applications (May 31st).

Q: Does a prior acceptance to a university in the US help the applicant?
A: No, having a US university acceptance will not help the applicant or give him/her a better chance of being nominated for a scholarship. This acceptance might be helpful if the applicant receives the scholarship and wishes to attend that same university, however, this is not guaranteed:  The Commission will decide on the final university placement.

Q: Should applicants who studied in the US or the UK sit for the TOEFL exam?
A: Yes, all applicants, regardless of where they obtained their Undergraduate or Master’s degree(s), must sit for the Official TOEFL examination again in order to be able to compete for the scholarship.

Q: Does the applicant need to be in a certain field of study to be able to apply for the scholarship?
A: Applicants from all fields can apply, except those enrolled in disciplines that require clinical training and internships such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science.

Q: Does the applicant need to be nominated by a university or an institution in order to apply?
A: No, the Fulbright scholarship competition is open to all qualified Jordanian applicants. Your home university or institution may wish to nominate you but this will have no bearing on the selection process.

Q: Can the application be submitted without one or all the following tests: GRE, TOEFL, or GMAT?
A: No, the applicants should submit a complete application by the stated deadline, including required official test scores and to make sure to add the institutional codes for the above mentioned tests that are indicated on the website.

Q: Is the Fulbright grant fully funded and what is the length of the program?
A: The Fulbright grant is fully funded and it is a two-year program for the Master’s program.

Q: If an applicant already holds a Masters’ degree, is he/she eligible to apply for another one?
A: It is not recommended to apply for another Masters’ degree.  However, there may be exceptional cases whereby applying for a second Master’s degree may be considered.  This is rare.  For more information, please contact the Fulbright Commission office for advice and further details.

Q: Do graduates of American Universities have a better chance than the other applicants?
A: No, all applications are reviewed and equally evaluated regardless of where the applicant received his/her undergraduate or graduate degree.

Q: What are the chances of an applicant who meets all the requirements?
A: The chances of the applicant will greatly depend on the competition with other applicants. Thus, it is difficult to determine one’s chances for this award.​

Q: Can someone who is already enrolled in a program in the US apply for a scholarship in order to complete his education?
A: No, Fulbright Scholarships are not awarded to complete programs already started in the U.S.

FAQs for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship (HHH)

Q: When is the final Hubert H. Humphrey award selections announced?
A: The applications will be reviewed and determined by the Commission’s Selection Review Committee (SRC) approximately five months from the final date of receiving applications (May 31st).

Q: What is the Hubert H. Humphrey (HHH) Fellowship?
A: The Hubert H. Humphrey (HHH) Fellowship is a mid-career professional non-degree program for qualified candidates in leadership positions that have a commitment to public service.

Q: What is the release letter that the applicant should secure if nominated for this fellowship?
A: A release letter is an official letter from the applicants’ work stating that he/she will be able to secure a release from his/her duties for the Humphrey fellowship once the nominations are announced.

Q: How many years of experience should the applicant have in order to apply?
A: A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience and should be interested in the policy aspects of their fields of specialization.

Q: How long is the Humphrey fellowship?
A: The Humphrey Fellowship is a nine-month, non-degree program that combines academic work with professional experience.

Q: Should the applicant sit for the TOEFL (iBT) or IELTS test?
A: Yes, all candidates should have a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 75 on the Internet Based Test (iBT) or a 6.0 – 7.0 on the IELTS.

Q: What is the institutional code that the applicant should indicate for the TOEFL (iBT)?
A: You must indicate that you want your official score reports to be sent to:
Institute of International Education (Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program) Code Number 9616 
The Binational Fulbright Commission, Code Number 8293.
You must be sure to indicate these two codes (9616 and 8293) on the registration forms or on the answer sheets provided at the time you take the examination.

Q: What are the chances of an applicant who meets all the requirements?
A: The chances of the applicant will greatly depend on the competition with other applicants.

Q: Can an applicant with dual nationalities (Jordanian and American) citizenship eligible to apply?
A: No, it is only for Jordanian citizens residing in Jordan.

Q: How can I contact the Fulbright Commission by E-mail?
A: Please address all your queries to the following E-mail address: info@fulbright.org.jo

FAQs for the Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP)

Q: Who is eligible to apply for the JFDP?
A: Applicants must be full-time, junior faculty employees at an accredited Jordanian university or degree-granting higher education institution. Potential applicants should hold a minimum of an MSc degree with at least 5 years of full-time university-level teaching experience.  Interested applicants who hold a master’s degree and are currently enrolled in a PhD program should possess at least 3 years of full-time university-level lecturing experience.  Applicants who are PhD holders should have a maximum of 5 years of full-time university-level teaching experience.

Q: Could an applicant conduct research while on the JFDP grant?
A: The JFDP is not intended to provide opportunities for individual research projects.

• Do I need to secure an invitation letter from a U.S. University?

No, the U.S. host universities are selected by AMIDEAST, D.C. for each discipline-based cohort.

Q: Do applicants need to secure a “Release Letter” from their home universities?


A: Yes, once a nominee receives a notification of final approval from the Fulbright Commission, he/she must secure a “Release Letter” from their home university certifying their current employment status and the continuity of their contract upon completing the JFDP and return to Jordan.

Q: am a Jordanian citizen living overseas and would like to apply to participate in the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program.  Am I eligible?
A: No, only Jordanian citizens who are residing in Jordan are eligible to apply for this program.

Q: Can an applicant with dual nationalities (Jordanian and American) apply to the JFDP?
A: Persons who are citizens of both Jordan and the United States are not eligible to apply for the JFDP (or any other Fulbright-sponsored program). Moreover, persons applying for or holding a permanent residency status in the United States (Green Card) are not eligible.

Q: What types of activities will I be engaged in during my ten (10) weeks on a U.S. campus?
A: Jordanian Fulbright junior faculty will benefit from a variety of organized seminars addressing the following faculty-development related topics:

  • Curriculum development
  • New research methods
  • Academic leadership and governance
  • Educational administration
  • New media: use of technology in the classroom and in conducting research
  • Educational assessment
  • Experiential learning

Q: Do I receive any certificate upon completing my program?
A: Yes, upon completing the JFDP requirements, the grantee receives a Fulbright Certificate of Completion.

Q: How can I contact the Fulbright Commission by E-mail?
A: Please address all your queries to the following E-mail address: info@fulbright.org.jo

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