For information on programs in the Sub-Saharan Africa Region, contact: FBstudent.AF@iie.org
2024-2025 Sub-Saharan Africa Program Information
Regional Program for Study/Research Awards:
The countries listed above are those in which it is anticipated that grants will be available for the current academic year.
Selection for countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the exception of South Africa, will be made based on the quality of the applications, rather than per-country quotas. Distribution of awards to countries in the region will vary annually according to the caliber of the applicants.
English Teaching Assistant Programs are available to:
Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, and Zambia.
Grants are not available to:
Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (DRC-Kinshasa), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sao Tome and Principe, the Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, or Sudan.
Multi-country applications are not accepted.
All candidates for study/research awards to Africa are required to obtain their own affiliations with an educational and/or research or other institution in the host country. Candidates should also consider initiating the research clearance procedure at the time of filing their Fulbright applications, since this can be a lengthy process in some countries.