Fulbright Scholarship Program

Scholarships for citizens of the Eastern Caribbean

The application period has been extended to Friday, June 21, 2019.

The Fulbright Graduate Student Program also known as the Foreign Student Program is targeted to qualified graduates, with a first- or upper second- class honors Bachelor’s degree, who wish to pursue graduate studies at the Master’s or a Ph.D. degree level. Past Fulbright Scholars from Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean have studied law, business, economics, and statistics.

Applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), based on the field of study and they must submit their GRE or GMAT scores along with their applications to be considered for interview.

Please visit the Fulbright Scholars Page to see some of our recent Fulbright Scholars with ties to the Eastern Caribbean.

Application Process:

When the application period opens, this page will be updated with the link that applicants must use to apply for the program. They should create an account and electronically submit the application by the stated deadline.

GRE website: http://www.ets.org/gre
GMAT website: http://mba.com/the-gmat.aspx
For instructions: BridgetownExchanges@state.gov

Application portal:


The application for FY2020 Fulbright Programs administered by LASPAU will be available beginning February 1, 2019.

To begin a new application, candidates should visit the following link: https://laspau.tfaforms.net/forms/view/135.

The application will also be accessible through the Fulbright page on LASPAU’s website: https://www.laspau.harvard.edu/program/fulbright-foreign-student-program/

Applicants should go to the “How to Apply” tab and click on the Apply Now button.

For information regarding Fulbright Program Requirements please see below.

Standardized Testing

Most American graduate programs require Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores from applicants. For information regarding examination content and testing dates please visit the GRE website.

Prospective Fulbright scholars who wish to pursue a Master of Business Administration must take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). For further information please visit the GMAT website.


Fulbright Scholars must attend accredited institutions. Please consult the Database of Accredited Post Secondary American Institutions and Programs.

Foreign Residency Requirement

Fulbright Scholars are subject to the two-year home-country foreign residency requirement.  This rule mandates that upon completion of their studies all Fulbright Scholars must return to their home country for two years.  Scholars within the two-year period are not prohibited from traveling to the United States, but may be ineligible for certain employment-based or family-based visas until the foreign residency requirement is satisfied.

For further information please contact Embassy Bridgetown via email, or call staff assistant Lisa Howell at 246-227-4354.