Fulbright Scholarships 2016 now open


The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is sponsored by the USA Government, aimed at graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States for one year or longer at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions. The scholarship is targeted at international students from 155 countries.

The scholarship is administered and processed by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies.

Host Institution(s):
The scholarships cover Masters/PhD Degrees in USA Universities and Academic Institutions

Field(s) of study:
Fulbright encourages applications from all fields, including interdisciplinary ones.
Deadline: varies depending on country, Feb-Oct 2016

Course start date : 2017-2018

Number of Awards:
Approximately 4,000 foreign students are Fulbright scholarships recipients each year.

Scholarship value:
The scholarships generally cover the grant funds tuition, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance, etc. The Fulbright program provides funding for the duration of the study. See the official website and country specific websites for the complete list of scholarship benefits.

Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. Please use the drop-down menu here to find information about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines. If your country is not listed there, you are not eligible to apply.

Application instructions:
Applications for AY 2017-2018 starts to open on the 1st quarter of 2016, depending on the country.
Foreign students must apply through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries. Deadline varies per country but is around February – October annually.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) and the country specific websites for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


For Kenyan Applicants click here and http://nairobi.usembassy.gov/resources/exchange-programs.html for exchange programmes.

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