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za.usembassy.gov The Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program : South African university

Organization : South African university
Announcement: Fulbright Scholarship Program
Applicable For : SA citizen
Deadline : February 1, 2017

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Website : https://za.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educational-exchanges/fulbright-flagship-programs/

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program :

** Provides Grants for South African university graduates to pursue a Master’s or Doctoral degree at a United States university in any subject (excludes studies that require contact with patients).

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** 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.

** Preliminary Applications for the 2018-2019 Academic year are open.
** Applications may be completed online at apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international

Eligibility :
** 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.

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.

** Final application submissions take place between February 1, 2017 and April 17, 2017
** More information on the Fulbright Program visit eca.state.gov/fulbright/
** Questions on the application process, please contact the Fulbright Office –  Fulbright_Program_SAfrica AT state.gov

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