History of the Program & Goals
The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas (1905-1995). The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since 1961, more than 130 Nigerien teachers and students have received a Fulbright grant to study in the United States.
The goals of the Fulbright program are to promote cultural exchange, mutual understanding, academic development, personal development, and sharing the Fulbright experience upon returning home.
Eligibility requirements for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program (Master’s degree program)
- Nigerien citizenship (Nigeriens holding U.S. citizenship are not eligible)
- Academic qualifications (at least a bachelor degree or equivalent)
- Language skills (good command of English language – required TOEFL score is 550)
- Commitment to return to Niger after the training and serve your country
- Preference will be given to candidates who have not studied in the U.S.
Fields of Study
All fields of study are eligible except for medical and military studies.
The grant covers all expenses related to the study program (i.e. visa fees, travel, academic fees, financial provisions, health insurance,…etc)
- Complete the online application form at https://www.cies.org/application-login, (check the U.S. embassy website in October/early November of each year for the latest program announced)
- Remember to attach supplemental forms (3 letters of reference; educational degrees and transcripts) to the online application or provide hard copies. Email NigerExchanges@state.gov if you have any questions.