2024-2025 Fulbright Call for Applications
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is the largest Fulbright program in Africa, primarily designed to strengthen African universities through higher degree training. Qualified candidates from other educational, cultural, and professional institutions may also apply. Recent graduates, especially women, are encouraged to apply. Although candidates for PhD programs may apply, priority will be given to candidates for Master’s programs. Successful candidates will be funded for a maximum of two years. The Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Academic Placement staff work to match each Fulbright candidate with U.S. university programs that provide the best academic fit. The staff work with a full range of U.S. colleges and universities in all fifty states and the District of Columbia.
Successful candidates from Guinea will be granted for a maximum of two years. All awards are contingent upon approval by the Fulbright Scholarship Board, availability of funds, and successful academic placement.
Applications are considered in a transparent competition. The interview committee is comprised of qualified local representatives from the U.S. and host country.
- Must be a Guinean citizen, or permanent residents holding a valid Guinean passport.
- 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 three (3) year undergraduate degrees.
- Should have a sufficient level of English proficiency to enable them to engage in full-time graduate level study in the U.S.
- Must meet the minimum scores on required standardized tests.
- Should have a high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program as scheduled and to returning home.
- Candidates with no extensive or recent U.S. experience will be given preference.
- Local Employees Staff (LES) employed by the State Department and affiliated agencies: United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Peace Corps, CDC are ineligible for grants during the period of their employment and for one year following the termination of employment.
- TOEFL is required of all nominees; scores must be available when the application is submitted to IIE. A score of 90 on the IBT (Internet-based Test) is desirable; however, 80/120 is preferable.
- GRE is required for candidates in all fields except law and business. Candidates should re–take the GRE if they are below the fiftieth percentile in any section.
- Three letters of recommendation are required.
- Plagiarism disqualifies any applicant from this competition.
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship, a Fulbright Exchange, brings accomplished 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. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship builds connections between U.S. and foreign leaders to advance solutions to the most pressing global challenges, from combatting climate change, to protecting human rights, increasing access to education, and building global health security.
Through academic study and professional development with U.S. counterparts, The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program enhances leadership among international professionals who collaborate to address local and global challenges and foster change for our collective good.
To qualify, applicants must:
-Be a Guinean citizen
-Hold a university degree (at least a 4-year Bachelor’s degree)
-Have a minimum of five years of full-time professional experience
-Demonstrate a commitment to public service and potential for professional advancement
-Be interested in the policy aspects of their field of specialization
-Have both the need to participate in the program and the potential to benefit from it
– Be proficient in both written and spoken English, and have a valid English language test score of minimum of TOEFL IBT 71, TOEFL ITP/PBT 525, or comparable IELTS score.
Qualified applicants for Fulbright Foreign Student Program and The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship must submit their applications via the following link : https://apply.iie.org/apply/?sr=b29b205d-36bc-44e5-8e02-1d3e90c567a4 . no later than April 15, 2023, at Midnight.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the Public Affairs Section .