2020 – 2021 Fulbright Foreign Student Program- Call For Applications

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Chad is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program.   This is the largest Fulbright program with 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.

Good candidates with limited English proficiency may be considered for the Fulbright Long-Term English (LTE) Program.  LTE Fellows will receive up to 8 months English language training prior to their academic programs.

Successful candidates will be funded for a maximum of two years. All awards are contingent upon approval by the Fulbright Scholarship Board, availability of funds, and successful academic placement.

Selection Criteria

  1. Applicants must be citizens or nationals of Chad, or permanent residents qualified to hold a valid Chadian passport.
  2. Applicants must have at least the equivalent of four (4) years of university study and the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
  3. Applicants should have a sufficient level of English proficiency to enable them to realistically accomplish full-time graduate level study in the U.S.
  4. TOEFL is required of all applicants. A score of 575 (paper-based test) or 90 (computer-based test) is desirable. However 600/100 is preferable. GRE is required for applicants seeking admission in all fields except law and business. Applicants must score above the 50th percentile in either section. A minimum 550 GMAT score is required for Master candidates and a minimum score of 600 is required for Ph.D. The Embassy will register pre-selected applicants for those tests.
  5. Applicants should have a high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program and to return home.
  6. Applicants seeking to pursue a Ph.D. must detail their intended research area and be prepared to submit a writing sample.
  7. Applicants with no extensive or recent U.S. experience will be given preference.
  8. No applicant shall receive more than one Fulbright Student grant, including Humphrey Scholar alumni. This does not apply to the Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program alumni.
  9. Local employees of the U.S. missions abroad employed by the State of Department are ineligible for grants during the period of their employment and for one year following termination of employment.

Qualified applicants must submit their applications online at https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2020 no later than May 31, 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the Public Affairs Section after May 31 for additional instructions about the application process.

For inquiries about the application process, please contact Felix Mbatalbaye at the following e-mail address: mbatelbayefn@state.gov.