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Organisation : U.S. Embassy & Consulates In South Africa
Announcement : Fulbright Scholarship Foreign Student Application 2020-2021
Applicable for : South African citizen or eligible for South African citizenship
Deadline : April 19, 2019
Head Office : Pretoria
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Fulbright Scholarship Foreign Student Program

Applications for the 2020-2021 Fulbright Foreign Student Program are now open. The scholarships cover up to the full cost of tuition and living expenses in the U.S.

Related : U.S. Embassy & Consulates In South Africa Flagship Fulbright Foreign Student Application 2018-2019 :

This world-renowned program offers scholarships to South Africans interested in pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree at any accredited tertiary institution in the United States.

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Provides Grants for South African university graduates to pursue a Master’s or Doctoral degree at a United States university in any subject .
Grants are awarded for two years towards one degree – Master’s or Doctorate (renewable each year).

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.


** Be a SA citizen (Non-SA citizens are required to apply in their country of citizenship, even if they are resident in SA)

** Have a four-year bachelors degree, a three-year bachelors degree plus honors year, or a four-year B-Tech degree when applying for Masters

** Have a Master’s degree when applying for a Doctoral degree
** For Non-Degree studies: Must be registered for PhD with a South African university

What do we look for in our applicants?

** 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 ambassadorial 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 ambition and leadership potential, and
** A desire to further the Fulbright Program and give back to your home country upon returning.

Registration Process

** All Fulbright Foreign Student Applications must be completed online

** If you applied for a Fulbright Scholarship the previous year, and want to re-apply, you will need to create a new account with a new email address.
** You will be asked to create an online account: a username and password. The username is your email address.

** An email will be sent to you confirming your User ID and Password.

New Registration :
To register for an account, please enter the information requested below.
Step 1 : Enter Email Address
Step 2 : Enter First Name
Step 3 : Enter Last Name
Step 4 : Enter Birth date
Step 5 : Click on Continue button.

Login :
To log in, please enter your email address and password.
Step 1 : Enter Email Address
Step 2 : Enter Password
Step 3 : Click on login button.

Reset Password :
If you have forgotten your password, you may request a new password by email.
Step 1 : Enter Email Address
Step 2 : Enter Birth date
Step 3 : Click on reset password

** Keep this information in a safe place.
** You can log in and out of the application form as frequently as you like.
** You should also bookmark the URL for the embark application site for future reference

Selection Process

** The Selection Committee and the Interview Panel will also be looking for clear reasons for selecting your US university preferences.

** The Fulbright Awards 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.

About Us

In 2018, 29 South African students and scholars received fully-funded Fulbright scholarships to complete postgraduate studies at American academic institutions and to conduct research in the United States.

These talented South Africans are currently pursuing studies in fields ranging from molecular biology, viticulture, economics, and audiology, to mechanical engineering, occupational therapy and philosophy at institutions including Ohio State University, University of Missouri, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of California, and the University of Pennsylvania.

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