Fulbright Scholarship Program 2021/2022 Application Update

The U.S. Department of State is now accepting applications from suitably qualified students into their Fulbright Scholarship Program for students. It is a fully funded scholarship. Scroll down to read in details.

Fulbright Scholarship Program

About Fulbright Scholarship Program

The Fulbright foreign Student Program (formerly Fulbright JSD) is a non-degree program funded by the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. and administered by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York.

This scholarship program is designed primarily to strengthen the capacities of African universities through higher degree training and to develop the potential of their academic staff. It is targeted at young and exceptionally promising faculty members who wish to conduct their doctoral research in the United States.

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Eligible Countries

Citizen of Nigeria

Acceptable Course

Research in any subject

Admissible Criteria

The grant is open to claimants who must hold a doctorate degree or equivalent terminal degree in their fields and have at least three years of university teaching experience and a productive scholarly record.

Applicants without doctorate degrees but holding a master’s or equivalent graduate degree are eligible in the program and curriculum development category. They should not have experience or limited experience in the U.S. Applicants must be in good health.

How to Apply for Fulbright Scholarship Program

 Eligible candidates can apply for the bursary through the online application process. If you have questions regarding this process, you can email AygbusiCO@state.gov.

Supporting Documents

Applicants must have to submit a letter of invitation from U.S. academic or research institutions.

Admission Requirements

For gaining the benefits of this opportunity, students need to have a master’s degree or research degree or research experience in the related field.

Language Requirement

Aspirants must have sufficient proficiency in English to carry out their research projects and collaborate effectively with colleagues.?


The award covers the candidate’s J-1 visa, round trip airfare to the U.S., a settling-in allowance, professional allowance, monthly stipend, housing allowance, books-and-supplies allowance, and computer allowance.

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It will also cover basic university health insurance as primary insurance coverage and the Fulbright ASPE health benefit as secondary coverage and travel of one dependent if he/she will stay with the grantee for at least 80% of the grant period and the dependent allowance.


Application Deadline for Fulbright Scholarship Program

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