Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program in the United States for International Students—2024

Applications are now being accepted for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program in the United States for International Students. Fields open for this scholarship includes: Science, engineering, technology, arts, journalism/public relations/media studies, agriculture/food science, economics, environmental science, international relations, political science, public administration/policy, public health, and tourism.

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is administered by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. All Foreign Student Program applications are processed by these offices.

The Fulbright Program, the flagship international academic exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, has fostered mutual understanding between the United States and other countries since 1946.

Each year, the U.S. Congress appropriates funds to the U.S. Department of State to sponsor the Fulbright Program. Many foreign governments contribute substantially as well. Additional direct or in-kind funding is provided by U.S. and foreign institutions of higher education, non-governmental organizations, private organizations, corporate partnerships, and individual donors.

Fulbright is unique in its binationalism and noted for its merit-based selection process and academic prestige. Fulbrighters come from all backgrounds and are selected regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Study Programme: Postgraduate Degrees

Eligible Countries: International Students

Country Host: USA

Scholarship Reward: Monthly stipend, healthcare benefits

Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

  • Applicants must be nationals of a foreign country at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be DOCTORAL OR PHD students who have completed a significant amount of their doctoral program in Nigerian universities and have the endorsement of their home institution.
  • Applicants must have an outstanding academic record and high level of English proficiency.
  • Applicants must take their first TOEFL exam by May 2023.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum score on required standardized tests (TOEFL: a score of 90)
  • Applicants must have high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program as scheduled and to returning home.
  • Only applicants with strong proposals, outlining their research objectives, methodology, time-frame, and justification for conducting the research in the U.S. will be short-listed for interviews.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not studied in the U.S.

Benefits of the Scholarship

  • The grant covers the grantee’s round-trip airfare to the U.S.,
  • A settling-in allowance
  • Monthly stipend, housing allowance, books-and-supplies allowance, and computer allowance.
  • The grant also covers basic university health insurance as a primary insurance coverage and the Fulbright ASPE health benefit as secondary coverage.

Required Documents to be Submitted

  • A clearly written research objective.
  • Professional resume.
  • Three letters of reference specifying the personal, academic and professional competence of the candidate (submitted electronically and attached to the online application).
  • Student copy of academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended should be scanned and attached to the online application if available.
  • TOEFL score report.
  • Hard copies of official academic transcripts from higher institutions should be forwarded to our office by regular mail.

Application Process

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Application Deadline

Differs depending on the country

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