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October 2021

August 2021

  • Dear candidates,

    Due to the sudden rise in the covid cases in Karachi, the Government of Sindh has imposed a stricter lockdown to ensure that people stay at home and practice social distancing. Therefore, in view of the recent government directives with regards to the city-wide lockdown, please note that the Prometric testing center Karachi will be closed effective 31st July until 8th August 2021. All the candidates scheduled on these dates will be informed through email about the cancellation.

    Please be informed that Prometric is in the process of rescheduling all such exams. Prometric's Candidate Care department will be ensuring the timely transmission of information regarding the cancellation of exam dates and will be facilitating the affected candidates with their rescheduling requests as well.

    Your patience and understanding in this matter are highly appreciated. For any further assistance or information, please feel free to contact on the following channels:

    Prometric Test Center Karachi
    testing.khi@usefp.org

    Prometric Candidate Care Malaysia
    00 60-37628 3333
    pro.globalcandidateservices@prometric.com

June 2021

  • Accepting Applications

    The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan invites applications for the 2022 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Competition. This program consists of 10-12 months of graduate-level, non-degree academic coursework and an opportunity to work in the United States in the relevant field.

    Application Deadlines Tuesday, July 20, 2021

    To Apply, visit https://usefp.org/scholarships/humphrey.cfm
    For queries, email humphrey@usefp.org

  • Apply Now

    USEFP is now accepting applications for the 2022 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program. The Fulbright FLTA Program is a non-degree program that provides English language teachers at college or university level in Pakistan an opportunity to refine their teaching skills and increase their English language proficiency.

    Application Deadline: Tuesday, July 13, 2021

    To Apply, visit: https://usefp.org/scholarships/flta.cfm
    For queries, email flta@usefp.org

May 2021

  • USEFP test centers in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi will remain closed from May 10 to May 16 due to the country-wide lockdown imposed by the Government of Pakistan. The test takers who are affected by this closure will be contacted by Prometric, ETS, and Pearson VUE, for the rescheduling of their exams. GRE candidates applying for the Fulbright Scholarship must provide an alternative date before the application's deadline of June 9, 2021. USEFP will make sure that everyone is accommodated and able to take their exam before the deadline.

    We regret the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. For any further assistance or information, please feel free to contact the following channels:


    Prometric Candidate Care Malaysia 00 60-37628 3333 pro.globalcandidateservices@prometric.com
    USEFP Test Center Karachi 021-32630670 testing.khi@usefp.org
    USEFP Test Center Lahore 042-35762466 testing.lhr@usefp.org
    USEFP Test Center Islamabad 051-2272708 testing@usefp.org
  • Dear Candidates,

    We all know that Government of Pakistan has a strict lockdown nationwide in order for the next coming days, with a complete ban on operations of all kinds of businesses, NGOs, Public transport and obstructed exits/entry points of many cities. Many of the candidates reached out to us stating their predicament about not being able to reach the center and the negative impact this lockdown will have on their test. We are having candidates from all over Pakistan coming in for their tests and as the majority of the candidates will not be able to take their tests during the period, USEFP management has been requested to follow the instructions and remain closed for the lockdown period starting from May 10 - May 16.

    Impacted candidates will be receiving emails soon from testing clients, in case they do not get any information about the cancellation/rescheduling of their exam they can reach Prometric registration center on the following contact points:


    Call: 00603 7628 3333
    Email:pro.globalcandidateservices@prometric.com

    Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

April 2021

  • Dear Candidates,

    As many of you are worried about your exams being postponed due to the recent circulating news about the possible lockdown, we would like to clarify that USEFP is operational under the SOPs mandated by the government of Pakistan and currently running on reduced capacity. As our testing centers administer essential exams for healthcare and industrial professionals, we do not intend to close down our testing centers. We will continue to serve with strict anti-COVID policies in place for the staff and candidates alike.

    Stay safe and good luck for your exams.

  • The selection process for the 2021 Fulbright Scholar Program is now complete. Twenty-two scholars will pursue their post-doctoral research in diverse fields, starting from August/September 2021. USEFP has informed the selected candidates via emails and acceptance letters. All the unsuccessful candidates have also been notified by email.

    If you are a scholar/professional with a PhD degree and interested in applying for the program, look out for our next announcement in October.

  • In compliance with the government's current policy to curb the COVID-19 outbreak in Pakistan, USEFP has cancelled the SAT administration scheduled for May 08 in its centers. If you have been registered with USEFP center for your SAT test, please contact College Board for retest/refund/cancellation of your exam.

    We regret the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

March 2021

  • Apply Now

    The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) is pleased to announce the 2022 Undergraduate Semester Exchange Program for Pakistan. The program provides full-time undergraduate students from Pakistan the opportunity to enrich their education through one semester of full-time, non-degree academic study in the United States.

    Apply by April 28, 2021!

    To apply, visit https://usefp.org/scholarships/global-ugrad.cfm

    For queries, email undergraduate@usefp.org

  • Dear candidates,

    It is to announce that due to an unforeseen technical issue at Prometric Karachi Test Site 8781, the following exams (USMLE, DHA, OMSB, SCHS, EMOH, SCHQ) scheduled till 29th March 2021 have been canceled until further notice.

    The technical issue resulted in the malfunctioning of the hardware equipment, and since the equipment is critical for delivering the exams, we are making all efforts to make it operational as soon as possible. For that matter, Prometric has already initiated the process of exporting the required equipment to Pakistan. We understand that this exam is crucial for your future career; therefore, USEFP and Prometric are taking all necessary measures to expedite the resolution of this technical issue.

    Please note that Prometric is in the process of rescheduling all such exams. Prometric's Candidate Care department is ensuring the timely transmission of information regarding the cancellation of exam dates and is facilitating the affected candidates with your rescheduling requests as well.

    We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused. Your patience and understanding in this matter are highly appreciated.

    For any further assistance or information, please feel free to contact the following channels:

    Prometric Candidate Care Malaysia
    00 60-37628 3333
    pro.globalcandidateservices@prometric.com

    Prometric Test Center Karachi
    021-32630670
    testing.khi@usefp.org

  • Accepting Applications

    The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) has announced the opening of the 2022 Fulbright Student competition. The prestigious Fulbright Program is the flagship academic scholarship program of the U.S. Department of State and is offered in 160 countries. The Program fully funds graduate degree study, including tuition, maintenance, insurance, and air travel. This year the Graduate Record Examination (GRE General) will be required of all applicants, and the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) requirement set for last year has been removed.

    Application deadline is June 9, 2021.

    For application form and details, visit: https://usefp.org/scholarships/fulbright-degree.cfm

February 2021

  • Congratulations, Global UGRAD Finalists!

    USEFP is pleased to announce that the selection process for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan for Fall 2021 group) is complete. 140 Pakistani students from across the country have been selected for the cohort. All the selected candidates have been contacted and informed via emails and acceptance letters.

    If you have not received the letter or congratulatory email, please be informed that, unfortunately, you have not made it to the final selection.

    The program for the year 2022 will be announced in the next couple of months.

January 2021

  • Calling Shortlisted Candidates for Interviews

    Great news for the Global UGRAD applicants who submitted applications for last year's competition: We will be selecting more students for the Fall 2021 group. We have already selected 37 women, but will be interviewing for another 100 students - both women and men. The shortlisted candidates will be called within this week (Jan 18-24).

    If you didn't apply for the program last year or want to reapply, applications for 2022 will be accepted in March.

November 2020

  • Recruitment Process Remains Paused

    Dear Applicant,

    We know you have been waiting to hear from us about your pending application for the Fulbright Visiting Scholarship Program. We are sorry to share this update with you so late.

    Due to COVID-19, the recruitment process for the 2020 Fulbright Scholar Program remains paused. Considering the evolving situation and the global pandemic's impact, we hope to resume the process in a couple of months and reach out to shortlisted candidates for interviews. The selected candidates will be able to join the 2021 cohort instead of 2020.

    We regret any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • Attention 2021 Fulbright Master's and PhD, Humphrey Fellowship, and FLTA Applicants!

    The final selection process for the 2021 cohort is now concluded. All of the successful and unsuccessful candidates have been informed. For those of you who did not make it to the final cut, please do not be discouraged. This year was extraordinarily competitive and we urge all of you to reapply in the next round. We also encourage you to make use of free EducationUSA Pakistan advising services, through which you can send direct applications to your preferred universities. For details, visit https://educationusa.pk/

    Thank you for sending your applications!

  • Dear Global UGrad Applicant,

    On behalf of the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan, we want to thank you for your application for the 2020 Global Undergraduate Semester Exchange Program for Pakistan. Our selection process for the 2021 Spring group is now complete, and all the selected candidates have been notified accordingly.

    For further details, please email at undergraduate@usefp.org

October 2020

  • We are receiving calls and emails from applicants regarding the status of their applications and interviews. Please be informed that interviews for the 2021 Fulbright Master's and PhD, FLTA, and Hubert H. Humphrey programs have concluded, and the final selection process is currently underway. The selected candidates will be notified by mid-November.

    Best of luck!

September 2020

  • Dear 2021 Fulbright Student (Master's and PhD) and Fulbright-Higher Education Commission (HEC) PhD Program Applicants!

    USEFP is receiving a lot of calls and emails from applicants inquiring about the status of their applications. Please be informed that we are currently in the process of reviewing your applications received for the 2021 Fulbright Program. As soon as the process is complete, the shortlisted applicants will be notified about the interviews. The final selection results will be announced in October.

    Best of luck!

  • As you are aware, due to the COVID-19 situation the UGRAD selection process had come to a halt. Due to the continued uncertainty, we regret that we are only able to select a small group comprised only of women for the Spring 2021 cohort.

    The remaining interviews have been conducted online on September 10, 2020. The final selection will be made from these and the earlier interviews. We regret that we are unable to select more this year when we have so many excellent applicants. We encourage those of you, not selected this year to reapply for the next group, which will be advertised in a couple of months. Those of you who are graduating and ineligible to reapply, we encourage you to apply for the next Fulbright Master's degree competition.

  • Thinking about studying in the United States? Don't know what school to go to or how much it will cost? Not sure how COVID-19 will affect your college application, or how to apply for a student visa? Come and attend the biggest U.S. University Virtual Fair happening in Pakistan - dedicated to helping students like you discover the numerous educational opportunities available in the United States! Get virtually connected with representatives from over 100 accredited U.S. colleges and universities, explore different possibilities, and discover the right one for you!

    For students seeking Master's or PhD programs in the United States:
    U.S. University Graduate Virtual Fair
    October 2 & 3, 2020: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    Click here to Register: http://bit.ly/EdUSAFair20GenWeb

    For high school students seeking Associate or Bachelor's programs in the United States:
    U.S. University Undergraduate Virtual Fair
    October 9 & 10, 2020: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    Click here to Register: http://bit.ly/UGEdUSAFair20GenWeb

    Given the current challenges of COVID-19, this virtual fair provides a unique opportunity for Pakistani students to interact directly with university representatives from over 100 U.S. colleges and universities. Participants will gain valuable information about academic programs, campus life, financial aid options, application procedures, and safety precautions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual tour makes it easy to learn about the advantages of studying in the United States and to meet with EducationUSA advisors about your future college needs.

    This year's U.S. University Fair is a first-time-mega collaborative effort between EducationUSA advising centers in Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and Afghanistan.