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South African Fulbright Foreign Student Program for Studies in USA 2022/23

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the South African Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2022/23 aimed at providing grants for South African graduates to enroll in a postgraduate study at a United States university.

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.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): U.S. Embassy & Consulates in South Africa

Scholarship Type: Full funding

Host Institution(s): Universities in USA

Scholarship Worth: Not specified

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Masters and PhD

Nationality: South Africans


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South African Fulbright Foreign Student Program | DETAILS

The program provides an opportunity for South African students to pursue a post-graduate studies at a United States university in any subject excluding MBA and studies that require contact with patients. Several opportunities are available including opportunities for South African PhD students enrolled with a South African University to conduct one year’s research at a U.S. University as a Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) and opportunity for post-graduate applicants to apply for scholarships towards Masters or doctorate degrees.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the South African Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2022, applicants must meet the following:

  • Be a South African citizen OR a permanent resident with a minimum of 5 years of permanent residency status in South Africa.
  • PhD research (VSR) applicants must be registered as a PhD student at a South African university, to participate in an academic year in the U.S. to conduct research related to their studies. You should be registered with a South African University as a PhD student at the time that you will commence your research in the U.S.
  • Master’s degree applicants must have obtained relevant bachelor’s degree from a reputable institution of higher learning.
  • Doctoral students must have obtained relevant master’s degree from a reputable institution of higher learning.
  • Possess sufficient level of English proficiency to enable them to engage in graduate level study in the U.S.
  • Be highly motivated and committed to returning to S.A. after the program.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities.
  • Be able to meet the minimum scores on required standardized tests such as the GRE and TOEFL.

See Also: US Embassy Fulbright African Research Scholar Program 2022-2023

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the South African Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2022 are to complete an online application by the application deadline.

Required documents:

  • Transcripts
  • Graduation certificate(s)
  • An explanation sheet on the grading system used by your university.

N/B: Transcripts and certificates must be in English

Application Deadline: 1st May 2022

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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