- USEFP test centers rescheduling of tests during the lockdown / Eid Holidays
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
USEFP Test Center Karachi 021-32630670 email@example.com
USEFP Test Center Lahore 042-35762466 firstname.lastname@example.org
USEFP Test Center Islamabad 051-2272708 email@example.com
- USEFP test centers to remain closed during the lockdown
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
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
- USEFP Testing Centers to serve with strict anti-COVID policies
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.
- Fulbright Scholar Program Update
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.
- Cancellation of SAT administration scheduled for May 08
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.
- 2022 UGRAD Program
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Important Message For Test Takers In Karachi
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
Prometric Test Center Karachi
- 2022 Fulbright Student Program
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
- GLOBAL UGRAD UPDATE
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.
- GLOBAL UGRAD UPDATE
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.
- Fulbright Scholar Program Update
Recruitment Process Remains Paused
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.
- Fulbright, FLTA, and Humphrey Update
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!
- Global UGRAD Update
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 email@example.com
- Fulbright, FLTA, and Humphrey Update
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!
- Fulbright 2021 Update: Applications in Review
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!
- Global UGRAD Update: Final Selection Process Underway Now!
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.
- Virtual College Fair 2020
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.