Programme outline

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is for postgraduate study or doctoral research that will be carried out in the U.S. for the 2018/19 academic year. Applications are invited from South African students who want to pursue a Master's or a PhD degree. The program provides funding for up to two years of study. Applications from students registered for doctoral degrees in South Africa who wish to pursue one year of graduate study in the United States for non-degree purposes are also accepted. Please note that MBA and medical studies are not supported.

Degree level

Master's and Doctorate Degrees


Application deadline is 17 April 2017.


Applicants must:

  • Be a South African citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a 4 year BTech degree or must have completed a Bachelors (Hons) or an equivalent four-year university
  • Must have a Master's degree if applying for a Doctoral degree
  • For non-degree studies: Applicants must be registered for a PhD at a university in South Africa

Application Information

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Application process

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All questions related to the application form should be emailed to:Fulbright_Program_Safrica@state.gov


Please note that this opportunity is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions. If there are any discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above.