Fulbright Foreign South African Student Program for Studies in USA 2022-23

Fulbright Foreign South African Student Program for Studies in USA 2022-23

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Scholarship Description:

Applications solicited from suitably qualified candidates for the South African Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2022/23, aimed at providing grants for South African graduates to enroll in a postgraduate study at a United States university.

Students are selected through a rigorous application and interview process and receive a high level of support ranging from visa processing and health insurance to a comprehensive pre-departure orientation and re-entry session.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): 

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in South Africa


Various universities in USA

Degree Level:

Masters and PhD

Study Program:

VSR (non-degree) : South African PhD students enrolled with a South African University may apply to conduct one year’s research at a U.S. University as a Visiting Student Researcher (VSR). Current National Research Foundation (NRF) funded PhD students are encouraged to apply.

MA/PhD: Post-graduate students may apply for scholarships towards Master’s or Doctorate degrees. Scholarships are awarded for two years towards one degree – Master’s or Doctorate.

Scholarship Worth: 

Fully Funded

Eligible Nationalities:

South Africans

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Academic excellence
  • Required scores for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for each specific field of study
  • Clearly written study objectives
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills with evidence of cultural sensitivity and a genuine desire to learn more about the United States and share with American citizens aspects of South African culture
  • Experience and interest in extracurricular and community activities
  • Evidence of leadership potential
  • A desire to further the Fulbright Program and give back to your home country upon returning
  • The Selection Committee and the Interview Panel will also be looking for clear reasons for selecting your U.S. university preferences. The Fulbright Program expects candidates to conduct a thorough university search and to identify institutions which are a strong fit for their academic, personal and professional goals.

Application Procedure:

Prospective Fulbright participants should be aware that public health conditions, availability of consular services and travel, as well as U.S. institutional operating status and policies may affect their ability to travel to the U.S. and participate in academic programs.

Guidance for applicants:

Application Deadline:

May 1st, 2022

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