Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodFlexible Start
The aim of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in Mozambique is to promote mutual cultural understanding and strengthen educational ties between the U.S. and Mozambique.
Mozambique has a population of approximately 30 million people. The official language is Portuguese, but many indigenous languages are spoken throughout different regions of the country (e.g., Makhuwa, Changana). Located in Southeastern Africa, the country boasts a tropical climate and over 1,200 miles of coastline.
Fulbright grants will begin between August 2022 and March 2023, subject to the approval of the U.S. Embassy in Maputo.
As a condition of their grants, all grantees may be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2022.
Prior experience in the country is preferred, but not required. Candidates from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: Intermediate Portuguese language skills are necessary, not only for the development of the proposed project, but also in order to settle in easily and communicate on a daily basis. Higher level proficiency may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project. Knowledge of an indigenous language is not required, but may be useful, especially outside of urban areas.
Fulbright Proposal Types
It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure affiliation with an appropriate host institution. Applicants are required to include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. Affiliation letters are also needed in order to obtain a visa.
If the prospective host institution is a Mozambican college or university, a separate application to that institution is not required.
Fulbrighters should contact the U.S. Embassy's Public Affairs Section or former Fulbrighters for housing recommendations in Mozambique.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant