Study in The U.S for Free – Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Scholarship Title

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

 

Organizers

 

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is a research program funded by the U.S department of state and administered by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundation or U.S Embassies. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships annually. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States.

 

Eligibility

 

Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. The eligibility or requirements listed below are specific to only Nigerians.

If not Nigerian Click Here, select your country to find information about the Fulbright Program in your home country

To be eligible for a grant:

  • Applicants must be citizens or nationals of Nigeria, or permanent residents holding a valid passport issued by the government of Nigeria.
  • 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.
    Note: MASTERS and First Degree applicants are NOT qualified to apply for this program.
  • Applicants must have an outstanding academic record and high level of English proficiency.
  • Applicants must take their TOEFL exam.
  • 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.
  • Those in business, law and accounting should understand that most U.S. institutions rarely accept research students in these fields due to high demand for full-time programs and tuition concerns. Therefore, we face great challenges in finding placements for such grantees unless their proposals are tilted toward economics, development related areas, democracy, human rights and conflict resolution.

 

Funding

 

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.

Note: The grant does not cover travel of dependents, hence grantees will not be allowed to travel with spouse and children to the United States.

 

Institutions

 

The team at the Fulbright Commission determines which university or universities would be a good fit for you, based on your interests, test results, grades and budget. The Fulbright Commission is independent of the participating universities, however, the universities make admission and scholarship decisions.

Fields of Study:  Competition is open for the following study fields:  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.

Note: The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is extremely competitive, particularly in the fields of journalism, communication, and business administration, sciences such as chemistry, biology, physics, and engineering related disciplines

 

Requirements

 

A complete application includes:

  1. An online application which includes:
    • A clearly written research objective.
    • Professional resume.
  1. Three letters of reference specifying the personal, academic and professional competence of the candidate (submitted electronically and attached to the online application).
  2. Student copy of academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended should be scanned and attached to the online application if available.
  3. TOEFL score report.

Note: Hard copies of official academic transcripts from higher institutions should be forwarded to our office by regular mail.

For Candidates in the South/ South- East/ South West of Nigeria please address the envelope to the Fulbright Program Officer, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General, 2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos

For Candidates in the North-Central/North-East/North-West of Nigeria please address the envelope to the Cultural Affairs Assistant, U.S. Embassy, Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central Area, Abuja

Applicants with specific questions not addressed by the online application instructions may e-mail them to Nigeriafulbright@state.gov

 

Application Period

 

Application for the Fulbright Scholarship for 2023/2024 started on March 1, 2022 and would end on October 11. 2022.

 

Application Process

 

All applicants must fill out the application forms completely and attach their supporting documents online (3 academic and professional references, Curriculum Vitae, academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended and writing sample.)

Applicants should log onto the website, enter an e-mail address and create a password.  Please remember this password because it will be used throughout the application process.  Applicants are also advised to read the instructions preceding the application carefully and seek the assistance of senior colleagues who are Fulbright alumni before they fill out the forms.  All  FFSP program applicants   should select “Visiting Researcher “or “non-degree” as their degree objective in their applications.

 

 

 

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We would like to make clear the fact that this is not the official scholarship page or website, and we are not in any way partnering or affiliated to the scholarship body and their partner institutions. This is but a carefully constructed summary of the most essential information about the scholarship, together with necessary application links and contact. In as much as we can assure 90% accuracy of the details we provide concerning this scholarship, we still advise that you do your due diligence as an applicant.

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