The United States of America's diplomatic mission in South Africa is housed within the U.S. Embassy. Its primary objective is to strengthen diplomatic relations between the two countries. The embassy is also committed to offering support and services to American citizens residing in or traveling to South Africa. Additionally, it endeavors to enhance economic, political, and cultural ties between the U.S. and South Africa while contributing to the democratic and economic development of the latter.
Address: U.S. Embassy Pretoria 877 Pretorius St Arcadia Pretoria
Phone: +27 (12) 431-4000 Fax: +27 (12) 342-2299
The South African Fulbright Foreign Student Program offers grants to South African university graduates seeking post-graduate studies in the United States. Students can pursue studies in any subject, except for MBA and programs that require contact with patients
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program, offered by the U.S. Embassy in South Africa, provides funding for South African students to pursue graduate-level studies in the United States. The program aims to promote cultural exchange and academic excellence, and is open to students from all fields of study.
The bursary covers tuition and fees, a living stipend, health insurance, and travel expenses. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent and meet English language proficiency requirements.
The program is highly competitive, and successful applicants will be selected based on academic achievement, leadership potential, and commitment to community service.
Requirements and eligibility
To be eligible for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program in South Africa, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be a citizen of South Africa or a permanent resident with at least five years of permanent residency status in South Africa. Please note that South African nationals with dual citizenship from the United States are not eligible for the program.
Hold one of the following academic degrees:
For Visiting Student Researcher: Be registered for a PhD at a South African university at the time of application (May 1, 2023) and still be registered at the time of commencing research in the United States (August 2024).
For a Master's degree: Hold a 4-year Bachelor's degree, BTech degree, or a 3-year Bachelor's degree with an Honors degree.
For a Doctorate degree: Hold a Master's degree.
It is important to carefully review the eligibility requirements before applying to ensure that you meet all of the necessary criteria
How to apply
If you are interested in applying for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, please follow these steps: