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The Fulbright Foreign Student Program in the United States (Master’s Degree in Law)
April 27, 2023

Competition for the 2024-2025 Academic Year Is Now Open

The Embassy of the United States of America in Croatia is pleased to announce a special Fulbright Graduate Study Program competition for the 2024-25 academic year.

This Fulbright Foreign Student Program brings citizens of other countries to the United States to study for master’s degrees at U.S. universities. The program has brought some of the world’s finest minds to U.S. campuses and offers program participants insight into U.S. society and values. Many foreign Fulbright grantees are early-career professionals who will return to take leadership positions in their home countries, often working in the public sector including in government or at universities. Please read all instructions and information carefully before applying.

This special program will enable recent graduates and young professionals from Croatia to study for one year at U.S. universities to pursue master’s level study in law in the fields of: environmental and energy law, information technology and AI law and cybersecurity law.

Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition.  This prestigious award covers tuition and fees at a U.S. university, a monthly living stipend, health insurance, and international airfare.

This special opportunity is a joint program of the U.S. Department of State and the Government of Croatia and is administered in Croatia by the U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Education.

Link: https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2024/

Application Deadline:  May 31, 2023


Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be citizens of the Republic of Croatia. Permanent U.S. residents and persons with dual (Croatian and U.S.) citizenship are ineligible.
  • Applicants must be proficient in oral and written English (selected candidates will take TOEFL).
  • Applicants must be eligible for a J-1 visa, which requires the grantee to return to the Republic of Croatia for a minimum of two years at the end of the grant period.
  • Applicants must have a graduate degree in law at the time of application, or in case you are graduating this summer, please provide degree until September 1, 2023.
  • Applicants already studying in the U.S. are ineligible for a Fulbright grant.
  • Applicants must receive a satisfactory medical clearance.
  • Persons desiring permanent residence in the United States are not eligible.
  • The eligible fields of study for this program are the following: environmental and energy law, information technology and AI law and cybersecurity law.


  • Applications should be completed in English and submitted online at: https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2024/
  • Each page of the application carries its own instructions, which should be read carefully.
  • Every question must be answered completely. Please limit your responses to the space provided.
  • Completed applications should be submitted online by May 31, 2023.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A complete application includes:

  • An application form submitted online (do not submit a paper copy to U.S. Embassy Croatia)
  • A detailed statement of proposed activity (personal statement and study objectives essay)
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference

The following documents should be scanned and uploaded within your online application. Documents should be scanned as a PDF and each scanned document may not be bigger than 2 MB.

  • A copy of the bio page of your passport
  • A copy of your graduate degree in law/diploma and university transcripts (certified translation into English or verified copies of original academic transcript)
  • A letter from your employer confirming employment (if you are employed).
  • Any optional supplementary documents

Other Important Information

Standardized Tests

Applicants are not required to take the TOEFL test prior to being accepted into the program. Once an applicant is selected as a primary or alternate candidate, he or she will be required to take the official TOEFL test and will receive instructions on how to apply. The TOEFL test is an admissions requirement at all U.S. universities for applicants whose native language is not English.

Change of Plans

You should promptly inform the U.S. Embassy of any change in your academic status or future plans after your application has been submitted.

Qualified applicants must submit their applications online at https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2024/  no later than May 31, 2023. Application forms and instructions on how to fill out your application can be found at: https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2024/.

In order to maintain the transparency of the selection process and ensure due process for all candidates, we ask you to please refrain from contacting any of the panels members, or having others contact them, on your behalf, as they will not be permitted to respond to your inquires and your application might be disqualified. Instead, please send any inquiries to the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb email contact for Fulbright: fulbrightcroatia@state.gov.

For information to assist in preparing your application, please refer to the below documents.

For additional information or for any questions, please contact:

Public Diplomacy Section/Fulbright Program

E-mail: fulbrightcroatia@state.gov