Academic Exchange Programs

The Fulbright Student (Pre-Doctoral) Awards are offered every year to qualified Jordanian students for higher study and research in the United States. These scholarships are fully funded by the Fulbright Commission in Jordan and are intended for two years’ full-time study towards a Master’s degree only in all fields of student except for medicine, veterinary science, and dentistry.

Application deadline: Annual/winter. Please see the Fulbright Commission in Jordan website for more information.

The Fulbright Scholar (Post-Doctoral) Awards are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degree (or other terminal degree) – typically within the five previous years. Postdoctoral awards are available in STEM fields, the arts, humanities, and social sciences. These grants present an excellent opportunity for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources, and to make connections with others in their fields.

Scholars will be expected to engage with graduate students in the host country and to be involved with host-university in cutting-edge research in their specializations. In addition to their primary research or teaching activities, grantees will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community.

Application deadline: Annual/summer. Please see the website for more information.

The Scholar in Residence Award sends Jordanian scholars and professionals from Jordan to lecture in U.S. colleges and universities for one semester or one academic year.

The program assists U.S. higher education institutions in expanding programs of academic exchange. By supporting non-U.S. scholars through grants for teaching at institutions that might not have a strong international component, both the U.S. institution and the scholar grantee benefit.

Although preference is given to proposals in the humanities or social sciences, other fields focusing on international issues will be considered.

Application deadline: Annual/fall. Please see for more information.

The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars and Secondary Educators are post-graduate level academic programs for mid-career foreign scholars, faculty, practitioners, and secondary educators whose purpose is to strengthen curricula and to improve the teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad. SUSIs for Scholars are six-weeks long; SUSIs for Secondary Educators are five-weeks. These Institutes are comprised of a four- to five-week academic residency and a one- to two-week educational study tour to a different region of the United States. During the Institutes, scholars engage in rigorous academic coursework and panel discussions, interact and establish networks with American scholars, meet with experts in respective disciplines, visit civic institutions, and in some cases, participate in research symposia and conferences. In 2018, cohorts of 18 to 20 participants will take part in 10 scholar programs under the following disciplines:

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Demonstrated English language proficiency
  • Have limited prior experience in the United States
  • Have firm plans to enhance, update, or develop courses and/or educational materials with a U.S. studies focus
  • Not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa

Prospective participants should contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Amman for up-to-date information about the Institutes. U.S. Embassies manage the nomination of candidates, as well as organize participants’ visa interviews and international travel to the United States.


The Georgetown Leadership Seminar is a five-day premier executive education program conducted and hosted by the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Over the last 36 years, over 1000 participants have represented more than 100 countries during the seminar. These innovators and leaders are members of an exclusive global alumni network that includes presidents and prime ministers, royalty, parliamentarians and cabinet officials, CEOs and heads of NGOs, high ranking military officers, journalists and academics.

The objectives of the Georgetown Leadership Seminar are:

  • To promote among emerging world leaders a dialogue leading to cross-disciplinary cooperation in international affairs
  • To expose participants to, and therefore broaden their understanding of, the major issues in the foreign policy-making process in the United States through direct contact with top level American policy makers
  • To establish and cultivate an ongoing network crucial to strengthening international cooperation and areas of agreement among leaders in the global community

The U.S. Embassy in Amman nominates outstanding individuals in Jordan to attend the seminar. Contact the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Amman for more information about the nomination process.



Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) offers students from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) a unique opportunity to pursue higher education and earn a Master’s degree through leading American accredited institutions in the MENA region. TLG equips graduate students with the professional experience needed to advance knowledge and contribute to the achievement of socially relevant outcomes through research that furthers the professionalization of merging leaders. Degrees in medicine or law are not supported under this program.

 Who Can Apply?

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  1. Be committed to complete your Master’s degree within two-years.
  2. Be committed to pursue hands-on public policy research and
    work as a part of the program.
  3. Demonstrate academic excellence.
  4. Be a citizen of Jordan.
    Note: American citizens or U.S. Legal Permanent Residents are not
    eligible to apply.
  5. Demonstrate financial need status per MEPI and American University of Beirut (AUB)’s Financial Aid policies.

Application Process

Recruitment launches in the fall of each year. More information will be posted when the application launch is announced.