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Organization : U.S. Embassy & Consulates in South Africa
Scholarship Name : Fulbright Scholarship Program
Applicable For : SA citizen
Scholarship Deadline : April 22, 2018.
Website : https://za.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educational-exchanges/fulbright-flagship-programs/

U.S. Embassy Fulbright Scholarship Program

** The Fulbright Program is the flagship international education exchange program sponsored by the United States government, and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Related : U.S. Embassy & Consulates in South Africa The Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program : www.southafricain.com/5610.html

The Fulbright Program attracts some of the greatest minds and talents in the world who share many attributes, amongst them a passion for innovation and collaboration. The Fulbright Program operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

Approximately 8 000 grants are awarded annually. Since its inception in 1946 approximately 360 000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the program

The Programs

** 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).

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.

Deadline

** Applications open for 2019-2020 to begin study in the United States from August 2019.
** Apply between December 1, 2017 – April 22, 2018.

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.

Fulbright Specialist Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP), part of the larger Fulbright Program, was established in 2001 by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

The program consists of field-driven initiatives in which foreign host institutions conceptualize and design projects of interest within an eligible discipline that represent a priority for their respective organizations. These projects are then paired with highly qualified U.S. academics or professionals who share their expertise and assist with strengthening linkages between U.S. and foreign host institutions.

Participating foreign host institutions benefit by:
** Gaining global perspectives from experienced U.S. academics and professionals;
** Executing projects that require a rapid response or flexible timeline through short-term exchanges, and
** Building sustained relationships with individuals and institutions in the U.S.

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