Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Are you preparing to persue post-graduate studies or research? Would you like to do that in America on a bursary?
We have a program for you!

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program offers grants to pursue academic courses, for credit, at post-graduate level, or to engage in research or projects supervised by an approved institution, or to do coursework for non-degree purposes.

We are now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year.  The deadline is April 20th, 2015.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Please note that this year we are using the Embark system for electronic application submissions.
Please read all instructions carefully.
All applicants are required to select a place of interview should you be selected as a finalist requiring an in-person interview. Please download the interview location page, mark the city of preference, and upload the document on page 13 of the application form. Your application will be considered incomplete without this page.


Requirements for Consideration

  1. For Master’s studies: Must have completed a Bachelor (Hons) or an equivalent four-year university or technikon (B.Tech) degree
  2. For PhD studies: Must have a Master’sdegree
  3. For non-degree studies: Must be registered for PhD in South Africa

Application Information

  • Length of grant: Two years
  • Start of grant: 13-15 months after application deadline
  • Average number of grants per year: 20
  • Must be a South African citizen or a permanent resident of South Africa
  • Here is the link to the online application – http://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international/20, please read the instructions carefully before completing your application.


Application Documents (Download the documents in PDF and MSWord  format)

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