Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) 3 Jul 2022 - 12:24 -------------------------------------------------- Title : US May Resume Fulbright Program for Afghans -------------------------------------------------- The US State Department says it is considering resuming the Fulbright scholarship program for Afghan students. Text : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)_A spokesperson for the US State Department told VOA: “We continue to work towards the safe resumption of the Fulbright program for Afghan students.” He added: “For this course, we are considering semi-final applicants [for the academic year] 2022-2023.” The semi-final applicants have already passed most of the eligibility stages and exams, including the English language test, which are required to join this study program, VOA reported. After the collapse of the previous government and the Islamic Emirate’s takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021, the United States canceled the Fulbright program for Afghans. Every year, about 4,000 foreign students from dozens of countries receive Fulbright scholarships. More than 400,000 students from 160 countries have participated in this program since its inception in 1946. From 2003 to 2021, more than 950 Afghans have benefited from the opportunity to study at the master’s and doctorate level in Fulbright programs. Fulbright master’s programs are one or two years, but the study period of the doctoral level is five years.