Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodFlexible Start
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program in South Africa aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and South Africa.
Fulbright grants start between August 2022 and March 2023, subject to the approval of the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria.
As a condition of their grants, all grantees may be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2022.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: Applicants are strongly encouraged to consider whether a language other than English will be necessary for the successful completion of their projects.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Applicants should identify an educational institution, research facility, or other appropriate institution for their projects. They are strongly encouraged to include affiliation letters and/or research clearance letters with their applications. Affiliation is possible at any of the 26 universities in South Africa. Affiliation with other public or private institutions will also be considered. Applicants are encouraged to contact the U.S. Embassy’s Fulbright Office if they have questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
The U.S. Embassy in South Africa supports a balanced countrywide distribution of grants. Priority consideration will therefore be given to proposals involving affiliation with previously disadvantaged host institutions and to those seeking affiliations beyond heavily-subscribed institutions, dependent on the field of study. Institutions in the Western Cape Province are often heavily subscribed, so applying for opportunities in the more rural provinces may make an application more competitive.