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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts. Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

FPA

U.S. Professor/Administrator

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor or administrator at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar or Student Program.

Mozambique

Open Study/Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
Flexible Start
Award Profile

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.

Grant Period
Flexible Start

9 Months

Fulbright grants will begin between August 2022 and March 2023, subject to the approval of the U.S. Embassy in Maputo.

Orientation
Pre-Departure Orientation

As a condition of their grants, all grantees may be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2022.

Candidate Profile

Prior experience in the country is preferred, but not required. Candidates from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Required - Intermediate

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
Independent Study/Research: Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment: No
Affiliation
Letter required for independent research at deadline

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. 

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Tuition not covered in grant benefits
Housing Arrangements

Fulbrighters should contact the U.S. Embassy's Public Affairs Section or former Fulbrighters for housing recommendations in Mozambique.

Eligibility

Dual citizens of this country are eligible

Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant

Dependents
Dependent support is available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website