Fulbright Scholarship: Special Graduate Study Program for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Competition for Academic Year 2020-2021 is now CLOSED.


The Embassy of the United States of America in Montenegro is pleased to announce special graduate study program for the 2020-2021 academic year.  The Fulbright Study Program enables young professionals from Montenegro to study for one year or longer at U.S. universities to pursue Master’s level of study in the academic disciplines related to countering disinformation and malign influence, including fields important to improving media literacy and critical thinking.

These can be but are not limited to: media studies, communications and journalism, documentary filmmaking, information technology, law, public policy, political science, ethics, and psychology.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must have Montenegrin citizenship;
  • Applicants must be proficient in oral and written English (selected candidates will take TOEFL and GRE tests).
  • Applicants must be eligible for a J-1 visa, which requires the grantee to return to Montenegro for a minimum of two years at the end of the grant period.
  • Applicants must have completed undergraduate education at the time of application.
  • Applicants already studying in the U.S. are ineligible for a Fulbright grant.
  • Applicants must receive a satisfactory medical clearance.
  • Persons desiring permanent residence in the United States are not eligible.

General Selection Criteria:

  • Strong academic record.
  • Adaptability and personal suitability.
  • Applicants should be representative and responsible citizens who contribute to a full and fair picture of the culture of Montenegro.
  • Preference is given to applicants who have not had a prior opportunity for studying in the United States.


All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, and sex.


Selection Procedures:

  • Applications are subject to pre-screening
  • Applicants recommended by reviewers are invited for an interview conducted in person in English by a selection committee comprised of the Embassy representatives, U.S. and Montenegrin scholars, and Fulbright alumni
  • Nominees are subject to final approval by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board

How to apply:

Completed applications must include:

  • Online application at  https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2020.

  • Three (3) Letters of Reference (can be submitted online by instructors, professors or work supervisors, or sent via e-mail to the U.S. Embassy);
  • Academic transcripts/diplomas (certified translation into English or verified copies of original academic transcript and degree certificate – scanned and attached to the application);
  • Valid results from the U.S. standardized tests – TOEFL (required for all candidates) and GRE (required in most fields of study) – if the applicant has taken these tests in the past two years. Please note that we shall organize taking of the required tests for the selected candidates;
  • Copy of passport.
  • Deadline: September 20 2019.


Please scan all the above mentioned documents and upload to your online application.  Please note that all items should be translated into English.

Nominated candidates will have to submit a copy of the original academic transcript bearing all official legalization stamps to the U.S. Embassy Podgorica. 

 The U.S. Embassy will advise the nominated candidates to submit a medical history and examination report if and when necessary.