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FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM IN USA

Application deadline: June 1, 2020

Type: Post Graduate

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The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is a fully-funded program that provide opportunities for researchers in African Universities to conduct their doctoral research in the US while developing their potentials. The US Department of State funds this program.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is designed primarily to strengthen the capacities of African universities through higher degree training and to develop the potential of their academic staff. It is open to young and up-and-coming faculty members who wish to conduct their doctoral research in the United States.
From its inception, the Fulbright Program has fostered bilateral relationships in which citizens and governments of other countries work with the US to set joint priorities and shape the program to meet shared needs. The world has been transformed in ensuing decades, but the fundamental principle of international partnership remains at the core of the Fulbright mission.
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is a research program funded by the US Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York.

ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES

The countries eligible for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program are listed here

WHAT THE PROGRAM COVERS

The Fulbright Foreign Students Program provides;

  • Round-trip airfare to the US
  • A settling-in allowance
  • Monthly stipends
  • Housing allowance
  • Books and supplies allowance
  • Computer allowance
  • Health insurance
Opportunities for Africans in USA

What The Fulbright Foreign Student Program does not provide

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program does not cover the travel of dependents. Hence grantees will not be allowed to travel with spouses and children to the United States.

Fulbright Fully funded foreign student program
Fulbright Foreign Student Program

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicants must be citizens or nationals of participating countries, or permanent residents holding a valid passport issued by the government of the participating countries.
  • Applicants must be DOCTORAL OR Ph.D. students who have completed a significant amount of their doctoral program in universities in their home country 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 a high level of English proficiency.
  • Applicants must take their first TOEFL exam by May 2020.
  • 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 persuasive proposals, outlining their research objectives, methodology, time-frame, and justification for researching in the US will be short-listed for interviews.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not studied in the US.
  • Those in business, law, and accounting should understand that most US institutions rarely accept research students in these fields due to the high demand for full-time programs and tuition concerns. Therefore, we face enormous challenges in finding placements for such grantees unless their proposals are tilted toward economics, development-related areas, democracy, human rights, and conflict resolution.

FIELDS OF INTEREST

The areas eligible for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program are 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.

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING

The deadline for submitting online applications and all supplementary documents varies by country Check your country application deadline here

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants are expected to fill an online application form and attach documents required as stated by the Fulbright Foreign Student Program
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Hard copies of official academic transcripts from higher institutions should be forwarded to the office by regular mail. Kindly check your country requirements for details.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION

  • An online application
  • A 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 copies of academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended should be scanned and attached to the online application if available.
  • TOEFL score report.

Official Program Website

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HOLLAND SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Application deadline: May 1, 2020

Value: $5000

Type: Post Graduate

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The Holland Scholarship is a partial scholarship financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education. This scholarship is intended for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who wish to enroll for Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the Netherlands.

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science together with Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. This scholarship is meant for international students from outside the EEA who want to do their Bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands. The Ministry ensures that it is only students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) that participate or are eligible to apply for it. Now, this avails the opportunity for students in developing countries to take a considerable step academically in pursuing their Bachelor’s degree and Masters.

Holland Scholarship is not a full-tuition scholarship, but the Ministry ensures that qualified students get enough funds to study or carry out research. The scholarship provides a chance for awardees to get to know about the popular Orange Country’s culture even as they study. The scholarship offers the opportunity for the fellows to work while they study.

LEVEL OF STUDY

The Holland Scholarship is open to eligible applicants who wish to begin undergraduate and masters courses in the selected universities in the Netherlands

SESSION BEGINS

The Holland Scholarship sponsors the academic program in the host institutions that begin in 2020/2021

HOST INSTITUTIONS

There are two groups of the institution hosting the Holland Scholarship. The Universities of Applied Sciences and Research Universities

SCHOLARSHIP VALUE

The Holland scholarship is worth € 5,000.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR HOLLAND SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be from a non-EEA country.
  • Be admitted for a Bachelor’s or Master’s program in a participating university.
  • Have never before studied at an education institution in the Netherlands.
  • Meet the specific application requirements of the participating university for the program of choice.
  • Not be eligible for other reasons to pay the statutory tuition fee, which is determined by the Dutch Ministry of Education, and thus be required to pay the institutional tuition fee;
  • Have a minimum score of 550 in the TOEFL English test or a formally recognized equivalent, such as the IELTS (level 6.0).
  • Be applying for an English-taught Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program
  • Have the ability to formulate coherently in written English, and you have a vision of the chosen area of interest. Essay writing is part of the selection procedure.
  • Be strongly motivated to be successful in the sector.
  • Have team spirit and a flexible attitude in an international working environment.
  • Be financially eligible for a Dutch visa.

DEADLINE

The deadline for application is 1 May 2020; however, this deadline varies per host institution.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE HOLLAND SCHOLARSHIP

Eligible applicants are to apply for the Holland Scholarship at the Dutch institution of their choice, provided they meet the institutions’ selection criteria.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

SELECTION PROCESS

  • All applicants for the Holland Scholarship will be informed by email no later than 15 June 2020 regarding the outcome of their registration.
  • The nominees on each institution’s shortlist for the Holland Scholarships for incoming students will be awarded the scholarship only after they have been successfully admitted to the study program.
  • The nominees on the institution’s Holland Scholarship shortlist ranked outside the first ten bursaries (i.e., those on the ‘reserve list’) will be notified no later than 15 July 2020 regarding the final status of their nomination.
  • Applicants who have sound and reasonable arguments to appeal against their rejected registration can send an objection letter to the director of the faculty of the institution where they have applied.

Official Scholarship Website

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