Eligibility

The scholarship is available to Iraqi citizens residing in Iraq. Candidates must be 18 years of age by the start of the program. The scholarship supports Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral levels of study at a U.S. university or college in one of the following fields: business, economics, education administration, engineering, geology, geophysics, law, public health or public policy. Preference will be given to candidates pursuing studies in geology, geosciences and petroleum engineering.

Applications are judged on merit in an open and independent review conducted by a selection panel comprised of international education experts. Selection panels will recommend finalists to the program sponsor, who will endorse the final selection. 

Applicants must demonstrate a minimum 580 TOEFL score on the paper-based test/a score of 85 on the TOEFL iBT/or 6.5 -7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. All transcripts, TOEFL score reports and reference letters should be submitted through the online application system. Email islp@iie.org with any questions or problems.

Special Note: Students must demonstrate a willingness and ability to reside in the United States for the full duration of study. Dependents may not accompany scholarship recipients.

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