Conakry, September 8 2020
For Immediate Release
U.S. Embassy Conakry is pleased to announce the opening of two Fulbright program competitions for the 2021-2022 academic year: the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. These exchange programs are funded by the U.S. Department of State and were initiated by U.S. Senator William J. Fulbright in 1946 to increase international educational exchange between Americans and citizens of more than 150 countries worldwide.
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides Guinean graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to pursue fully-funded graduate-level study in the United States. Applicants may apply in most fields of study, including humanities, social science, science, technology, and engineering, but not clinical studies such as medicine, nursing, or dentistry. Applicants must have excellent academic track records, strong English language skills, outstanding character, and a desire to use skills gained in the United States to serve Guinea upon completion of their studies. The program is administered by the U.S. Embassy to Guinea. Interested applicants must complete preliminary application by March 30, 2021, and may find full program details at https://gn.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educational-exchange/fulbright-scholarship/
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright exchange that brings mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and substantive professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts in fields that are crucial to foreign policy goals. By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S. higher education, society, culture, and professional organizations, the program provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Americans and their professional counterparts overseas. Interested applicants must complete preliminary application by March 30, 2021, and may find full program details at https://gn.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educational-exchange/humphrey-fellowship/
In addition to academic experiences, Fulbright scholarships also provide transformative cultural exchange experiences. As Fulbright or Humphrey participants, Guinean grantees will have the unique opportunity to experience life in the United States and share Guinea’s unique culture and traditions with Americans.
These opportunities are only open to Guinean citizens residing in Guinea and preference will be given to applicants who have little or no previous experience studying or living in the United States. There are multiple rounds to the application and selection process, and all applicants are assessed on the basis of merit. All costs related to these programs will be covered by the U.S. Department of State, including international airfare, lodging and visa-related fees. For all details on eligibility and application requirements for these and all U.S. exchange programs offered for Guineans, please visit U.S. Embassy Guinea’s website at: https://gn.usembassy.gov/