The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in South Africa invite applications for the South Africa Fulbright Foreign Student Program (FFSP) for the 2022/23 academic session.
The following opportunities are available:
- VSR (non-degree): South African PhD students enrolled with a South African University may apply to conduct one year’s research at a U.S. university as a Visiting Student Researcher (VSR). Current National Research Foundation (NRF) funded PhD students are encouraged to apply.
- MA/PhD: Post-graduate students may apply for scholarships towards Masters or Doctorate degrees. Scholarships are awarded for two years towards one degree – Master’s or Doctorate (renewable each year).
In order to be eligible for the South Africa Fulbright Foreign Student Program, you must
- be a South African citizen OR a permanent resident with a minimum of 5 years of permanent residency status in South Africa (Please note: S.A. nationals with dual citizenship from the U.S. are not eligible for the program).
- have a four-year bachelor’s degree, or a three-year bachelor’s degree plus honors year, or a four-year B-Tech degree when applying for a Master’s.
- have a Master’s degree when applying for a Doctoral degree.
- be registered for a PhD with a South African university for Non-Degree (Visiting Student Researcher) studies.
- 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 interpersonal 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 leadership potential.
- A desire to further the Fulbright Program and give back to your home country upon returning.
All applications should be made online via the official website.