The South African Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides grants for South African university graduates to pursue post-graduate studies at a United States university in any subject (excludes MBA and studies that require contact with patients).
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad across the globe to conduct research and study in the United States of America. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. Around 4000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.
If you are looking to study in a foreign country such as the USA for your PhD, Masters or Postgraduate studies and check the following boxes:
Required scores for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for each specific field of study
Clear written study objectives
Leadership and ambassador skills with a genuine desire to learn about the United States and share the South African culture
Extracurricular and community experience
Evidence of ambition
Passion to further the Fulbright program and give back to home country
Requirements and eligibility
To qualify for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program you need to meet the following requirements:
South African citizen
Have a four-year bachelor's degree , a three-year bachelors degree plus honours year or a four-year B-Tech degree if applying for Masters
Have a Master's degree when applying for a Doctoral degree
For non-degree studies you must be registered for a PhD with a South African university
How to apply
Applications have closed for the 2022-23 academic year.
To apply for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program fill out the online application.
All applications must be done online and specific instructions for South African applicants can be found here.
There is a lengthy selection process and and applicants invited to take part in the section process must be available to:
Once short-listed participate in an interview
Attend a half day workshop on the process (invitation only)