Fulbright Program For Foreign Students in the United States

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Applications to the Fulbright program to undertake a master’s or PhD degree in the United States of America are now open for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational and cultural exchange program. The program is led by the US government in partnership with 160 countries around the world.

The Fulbright program enables graduate students, young professionals, and foreign artists to study and conduct research in the United States. Approximately 4,000 international students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.

About the FULBRIGHT program

LEVEL : Master, Doctoral research.
FINANCING : Fully funded.
DEADLINE : Depending on the country.
GROUP TARGET : 160 countries.
COUNTRY HOST : United States.

Benefits of the Fukbright program

The benefits of the program include:

  • Round-trip economy class plane ticket.
  • University tuition fees.
  • Health insurance.
  • Monthly allowance.
  • Allowance for study books.
  • Cultural and Professional Enrichment Activities: Discover life in the United States and share your unique culture and traditions.
  • Become a member of a network of alumni of world leaders.
  • Pre-academic, bridging and enrichment training seminars.
  • Gain knowledge and skills that contribute to your home community.
  • Improve your English language skills.

Eligible countries

The countries highlighted in blue are eligible.

Eligibility criteria

This Fulbright scholarship program is aimed at graduates and professionals from a variety of social, economic, academic and professional backgrounds. A competitive candidate should have an excellent academic record, strong English skills. Preference will be given to applicants who have never studied or lived in the United States. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All Fulbright scholarship recipients must return to their home country or home country for at least two years upon completion of the program.

In addition, the candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (undergraduate degree) at the time of the program start date.
  • Strong academic language
  • Proficiency in English and / or ability to complete a long-term English program (LTE) in the United States prior to the degree program.
  • Additional eligibility requirements differ depending on the country of citizenship.

Nevertheless, students cannot apply to programs with clinical requirements such as

Application procedure

Applications will be accepted from most fields of study, including humanities, social sciences, sciences, technology and engineering. However, master’s degree programs related to clinical studies, such as dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, are not allowed. Healthcare professionals can apply for university degrees. Areas such as public health and nursing administration are permitted.

Procedures vary considerably from country to country. Click on the “Official website” button for more country-specific details.

Below is a list of the application deadlines for some countries:

 Official website


  1. Je suis Josué Matabaro, congolais(RDC) avec un diplôme de deuxième cycle en science social et j’aimerais postuler à cette bourse d’étude.
    comment procéder pour avoir la fiche de demande du bourse?

  2. Dear Sir,
    Please, I am a Ghanaian holder of an unconditional offer of admission to study a one year Engineering postgraduate course in Scotland, UK (University of Aberdeen) starting September, 2022 and with this enquiring for how I can win your favor of financial support whether in the form of loan, grant, or scholarship. I promise to go your terms regarding your support after the program.
    Hoping to hear from you soon.

    Yours sincerely,

    Philip Mensah.

  3. Hi,
    I am from Ethiopia . I want to apply for a masters degree US Scholarship in Public Health. Please what is the process like and the deadline for Ethiopian?

  4. Hi,
    I am from Nigeria . I want to apply for a masters degree US Schorlarship in Public Health Administration. Please what is the process like?

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