2020-2021 FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM (FFSP)
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program (FFSP) is the largest Fulbright program with Africa and provides financial assistance for a maximum of two years of study toward a graduate degree from a U.S. university. The FFSP program is open to any qualified candidate but strongly encourages the inclusion of female candidates and prefers candidates who have not had extensive recent experience in the United States. Recent (within three years) recipients of Fulbright grants are not eligible to apply, and it should be emphasized that funding is for a maximum period of two years only. All disciplines and academic fields of study are available under this program, with the exception of medicine and other clinical studies.
II. SELECTION CRITERIA
Screening procedures vary from country to country and adjustments are made to accommodate local preferences. To maintain the integrity of the selection process, applications are considered in a transparent competition, and the screening committee is comprised of qualified U.S. and local members.
- Nominees must be citizens or nationals of Guinea, or permanent residents holding a valid passport issued by the nominating country.
- Nominees must be citizens or nationals of the nominating country, or permanent residents holding a valid passport issued by the nominating country.
- Nominees must have at least the equivalent of four (4) years of university study and the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree. Nominees 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 their home country. 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 degrees. Only candidates showing very good academic results and with excellent references can be accepted.
- Nominees should have a sufficient level of English proficiency to enable them to engage in full-time graduate level study in the U.S. Be proficient in English with the ability to score 90 or more on the internet-based TOEFL exam or 550 or more on the paper-based TOEFL.
- Nominees should have a sufficient level of English proficiency to enable them to realistically accomplish full-time graduate level study in the U.S.
- Nominees must meet the minimum score on required standardized tests.
- Nominees should have a high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program as scheduled and to returning home.
- Preference will be given to nominees with no extensive or recent U.S. experience.
- Local employees of U.S. missions abroad employed by the State Department are ineligible for grants during the period of their employment and for two years following the termination of employment.
Deadlines: The official deadline to submit your preliminary application and your TOEFL test score is April 30, 2020.
All applications received will be screened and ONLY short-listed applicants will be contacted and invited for an interview.
Please direct questions to ConakryPD@state.gov for more information.
Please click on the link below to download the preliminary application form: https://gn.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/218/2020-2021-Humphrey-Fulbright-Preliminary-Application-Form.pdf