Fulbright Program

 Application to the Fulbright Foreign Student Program is now  Open

OPPOTUNITY TO GET A MASTER’S DEGREE
FROM A U.S. COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is a U.S. Department of State funded scholarship that gives young professionals an opportunity to study for master’s degree in the United States. Program participants also get an understanding of U.S. society and values. Successful candidates are expected to return to Sierra Leone after their studies and contribute to the country’s development in their respective field. The Fulbright Award is merit-based and highly competitive.

Interested candidates should submit their contact information, updated CV, and a full-page Statement of Interest, specifying their study goals and qualifications, no later than November 20, 2020 to the U.S. Embassy Security Post, Southridge, Hill Station, Freetown.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Must be a Sierra Leonean citizen currently living in Sierra Leone
  • Hold a minimum first degree (bachelor’s equivalent with excellent score)
  • Must have at least five consecutive years professional experience
  • Must demonstrate outstanding academic and English language competencies
  • Must exceed Fulbright Program minimum score on TOEFL & GRE tests (tests can be taken after selection)
  • Prior stay in the United States must be fewer than ten months
  • Must not be a Diversity Visa lottery participant at the time of applying

FIELDS OF STUDY:

All fields are permitted, except for medicine; however, studies in related fields such as public health (theoretical research focus only).

Candidates working in trade and economy, good governance, security, environmental, public administration fields are encouraged to apply.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

Please Contact Cultural Affairs Assistant of the U.S. Embassy on 099-105-364 or send an email to pasfreetown@state.gov if you need more information. More information available at https://sl.usembassy.gov/education-culture/