The U.S. Embassy in Cameroon announces an open competition to recruit qualified candidates for the 2021-22 Fulbright Foreign Student Program (FFSP). Please carefully follow all instructions below.
The FFSP targets students interested in graduate study in the United States. However, we will prioritize the selection of Fulbright Master’s candidates over Ph.D. candidates. Grantees will be funded for up to two years of degree study. Students accepted to degree programs less than two years are only eligible to receive funding through the designated period of degree completion – as stipulated by the host institution. Candidates in non-degree research (i.e. visiting researchers) will participate in an academic year (9-10 months) non-degree research program.
The FFSP is open to students in all disciplines; however, proposals for medical study involving patient contact cannot be approved under the Fulbright Program.
Applicants must be Cameroonians or permanent residents qualified to hold a valid Cameroonian passport.
Applicants must have at least the equivalent of four (4) years of university study and the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree. Applicants that have three (3) years of tertiary study should have the equivalent of thirteen (13) years of primary and secondary school and their undergraduate degree should allow them to be eligible to pursue higher education in Cameroon. Please note that final equivalency decisions will be determined by each U.S. university and not all institutions will accept a three (3) year undergraduate degree.
Applicants should have a level of English proficiency that is sufficient to engage in full-time graduate level study in the U.S. However, there is an option to do long-term English language study for candidates with moderate English language skills.
Applicants should be highly motivated and demonstrate a serious commitment to completing the program as scheduled and to returning to Cameroon.
Candidates with no extensive or recent U.S. experience will be given preference.
Fulbright Student alumni, including Humphrey Scholar alumni, are ineligible.
Additional selection criteria for applicants in the Long-Term English (LTE) training component
Applicants accepted for long term English training must be candidates for a Master’s degree in their current field. Individuals seeking Ph.D., MBA, Law, or non-degree programs are not eligible for the long-term English component.
Applicants in this category must be available to begin their LTE training in January 2022.
The preliminary application is available on the U.S. Embassy website at https://cm.usembassy.gov/. Completed applications must be sent electronically to ExchangesYaounde@state.gov no later than midnight Cameroon time on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Candidates MUST attach a copy of bachelor’s degree diploma, certificate, license or equivalent. DO NOT ATTACH TRANSCRIPTS OR LETTERS OF REFERENCE.
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