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Call for applications for the Fulbright fellowship, cycle 2025-2026
January 16, 2024

The Embassy of the United States in the Republic of Congo is accepting applications for the Fulbright scholarship for the academic cycle 2025-2026 from January 22, 2024, until April 30, 2024.

What is the Fulbright Foreign Student Program? 

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is a study program funded through the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York. Initiated by U.S. Senator William J. Fulbright in 1946, the program was created to increase international educational exchange between Americans and citizens of more than 150 countries worldwide. Please see the links below for more information. https://eca.state.gov/fulbright/fulbright-programs   and https://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/

What does the Fulbright offer?

The Fulbright Scholarship allows Congolese students to study in the United States and earn a master’s degree from an American university. The award includes funding for tuition and required fees for books, equipment’s, travel expenses, monthly stipend for room & board, and a supplemental health and accident coverage plan. All applicants should note that funding is provided for no more than two years of study.

Note: Applicants can apply for PhD as well but the funding available from the State Department only covers two years of study

Immigration requirements:

Applicants must comply fully with U.S. immigration laws and regulations and must return to the Republic of Congo upon completion of their studies.

Who is eligible in the Republic of Congo?

Program participants will be selected through a merit-based, open competition in which leadership potential, academic excellence, and ability to adjust to life in the U.S. are all considered.  This highly competitive program considers an applicant’s scholastic achievements, the potential benefits of the applicant’s proposed course of study to Congolese society at large, the candidate’s demonstrated capacity and willingness to give back to his or her community, and willingness to contribute to a better understanding between the people of the United States and the Republic of Congo.

Applicants must:

  • Be a Congolese citizen,
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Possess a strong academic background,
  • Be proficient in English

How to Apply?

1-Apply online at: https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2025 No later than April 30,2024.

2- Applicants must provide (scan and upload):

  • all university transcripts,
  • certified copies of degrees,
  • three letters of recommendation.

  *All required documents must be uploaded online. If all documents are not uploaded, the application will be considered incomplete.

 Note: At least one letter of recommendation should be from a former professor or academic, and one from a current or former employer, if applicable. Official translations are required for non-English degrees and transcripts.

 Link to Application: https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2025 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Questions? Email:PASBrazza@state.gov