Fulbright Scholarship Program for Nigerians 2019


The U.S is currently offering a scholarship Program for Nigerian students. The American Fulbright scholarship program 2019 of competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946.

However, The American Fulbright scholarship program was established to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.

fulbright scholarship program 2019
fulbright scholarship program 2019

Details Of The Fulbright Scholarship Program

Course(s) Offered: Several

Course Level: Graduate (training)
Provider: U.S. Department of State; IIE
Country to Study in: USA

Eligibility For American Fulbright Scholars Program

  1. Applicants must be citizens or nationals of Nigeria, or permanent residents holding a valid passport issued by the government of Nigeria.
  2. Must be doctoral students and have the endorsement of their home institution.
  3. Be at least two years into their doctoral program in any discipline.
  4. Have an outstanding academic record and high level of English proficiency.
  5. Meet a minimum score of 100 in the internet based TOEFL test.
  6. Must have high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program as scheduled and to returning home.
  7. Only applicants with strong proposals, outlining their research objectives, methodology, time-frame, and justification for conducting the research in the U.S. will be short-listed for interviews.
  8. Preference will be given to applicants who have not studied in the U.S.
  9. Applicants in business, law and accounting should understand that most U.S. institutions rarely accept research students in these fields due to high demand for full-time programs and tuition concerns. As a consequence, we face great challenges in finding placements for such grantees unless their proposals are tilted toward economics, development-related areas, democracy, human rights and conflict resolution.

Eligible groups
Citizens of Nigeria

Participating Institutions
Nevertheless, All approved U.S. universities and research institutions

Fields of study
Moreover, any discipline at any Nigerian university or research institute (however, for 2017 the natural and social sciences, arts and humanities will be given priority)

Number of awards
Not specified by sponsor

Sponsorship duration
From an academic semester to a full academic year (program length is 3 to 6 months, 6 months to 1 year)

Scholarship benefits of Fulbright scholarship

The Program provides grants to conduct post-doctoral research at U.S. institutions. Objectives of the Program include:

  1. Promote institutional linkages between U.S. and Nigerian universities and institutions.
  2. To expose Nigerian academics to the U.S. education system and standard research facilities for timely completion of their doctoral program.
  3. Also promote teaching and research as well as manpower development for Nigeria’s higher institutions of learning.
  4. To expose grantees to leadership skills and voluntary service with a view to sensitizing them to imbibe these values when they return home.

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Method of Application For Fulbright Scholarship Program 2019

  1. All prospective applicants for the Fulbright JSD Program must understand that the program is a non-degree program.
  2. The application and instructions can be found at the official website via the links below.
  3. All applicants must fill out the online application forms completely and attach their supporting documents online (3 academic and professional references, Curriculum Vitae, academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended and writing sample.)
  4. Applications must be submitted online on or before the deadline below.

How To Apply For Fulbright Scholars Program

Therefore, Interested applicants who wish to apply, can do so by clicking the link below: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international/


American Fulbright Scholarship Program Applications begin February 1 yearly. However, deadline for submitting online application and all supplementary documents is June 1.

Application Deadline: 1 June.

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