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Organisation : Department of Higher Education and Training – DHET
Announcement : United States Of America Scholarship
Applicable for : South African Students
Degree : Master’s and Doctorate Degrees

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United States Of America Scholarship :

Programme outline :
** The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is for postgraduate study or doctoral research that will be carried out in the U.S. for the 2018/19 academic year.

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Related : DHET Russian Government Scholarship for South African Students 2017 :

** Applications are invited from South African students who want to pursue a Master’s or a PhD degree.
** The program provides funding for up to two years of study.

** Applications from students registered for doctoral degrees in South Africa who wish to pursue one year of graduate study in the United States for non-degree purposes are also accepted. Please note that MBA and medical studies are not supported.

Degree level :
** Master’s and Doctorate Degrees
Deadlines :
** Application deadline is 17 April 2017.

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.
** 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.

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