If you are reading this content then you are in luck as USA Government is looking at offering Nigerians a fully funded Fulbright Scholarship Program to all eligible graduate students to study in the United States of America.

Below we will leave the link to Apply for this Scholarship but for now let us dive into the whole details of this scholarship.

The Fulbright Scholarship covers the entire study costs including tuition, accommodation, living allowance, visa, and travel costs, for all successful applicants all over the world.

In this post, the details of the United States Government Scholarship, its eligibility requirements, benefits, and the step-by-step application procedure will be provided in simple terms.

What do you need to know about the Fullbright scholarship?

Fulbright Scholarship Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States.

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is administered by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. All Foreign Student Program applications are processed by these offices.

Just like every other scholarships, here are the steps to get this scholarship;

  • Applicants must be citizens, nationals of or permanent residents of a foreign country.
  • Applicants must be MASTERS OR PHD students and have the endorsement of their home institution.
  • Applicants must have an outstanding academic record and high level of English proficiency.
  • Applicants must take their first TOEFL exam by May 2024.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum score on required standardized tests (TOEFL: a score of 90)
  • Applicants must have high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program as scheduled and to returning home.
  • 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.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not studied in the U.S.

Benefits of Fulbright Scholarship 2024

  • The Fulbright Scholarship covers the grantee’s round-trip airfare to the U.S., a settling-in allowance, monthly stipend, housing allowance, books-and-supplies allowance, and computer allowance.
  • The scholarship also covers basic university health insurance as a primary insurance coverage and the Fulbright ASPE health benefit as secondary coverage.

Required Documents for Fulbright Scholarship

  • To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;
  • A complete application includes:
  • An online application which includes:
  • A clearly written research objective.
  • Professional resume.
  • Three letters of reference specifying the personal, academic and professional competence of the candidate (submitted electronically and attached to the online application).
  • Student copy of academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended should be scanned and attached to the online application if available.
  • TOEFL score report.

Hard copies of official academic transcripts from higher institutions should be forwarded by regular mail.

Now after reading the whole content and you are looking to Apply for this scholarship, below is the guide.

How to Apply for Fulbright Scholarship 2024 (Step by Step)

To apply for the United States Government Fulbright Scholarship Program, interested and qualified applicants should follow the instructions below;

  • click on the button below to visit the Fulbright application page
  • use the dropdown menu to select your home country
  • read the requirements for your country as well as the required documents
  • All applicants must fill out the application forms completely and attach their supporting documents online.
  • only shortlisted candidates will notified by email.

Here is the link to Apply for the scholarship.



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