2022 – 2023 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 the African continent, 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 beginning either January 2022 or March 2022. Candidates must be seeking a Master’s degree in their current field. Individuals seeking Ph.D., MBA, Law, or non-degree programs are not eligible for the LTE component. Applicants in the fields or sub-fields of English, TEFL, and Linguistics must have a minimum TOEFL score of 65 to apply for LTE.

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.

  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. 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.
  3. Applicants should have a sufficient level of English proficiency to enable them to engage in full-time graduate level study in the U.S.
  4. TOEFL is required of all applicants. A score of 70 on the Paper-delivered Test and 90 on the IBT (Internet-based Test) is desirable; however, scores of 80/100 are 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’s candidates; a minimum score of 600 is required for Ph.D. candidates. The Embassy will register pre-selected applicants for those tests.
  5. Applications MUST include three (03) letters of reference.
  6. Applications MUST include copies of University transcripts.
  7. Applicants should have a high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program as scheduled and to returning home.
  8. Applicants seeking to pursue a Ph.D. must detail their intended research area and be prepared to submit a writing sample.
  9. Applicants with no extensive or recent U.S. experience will be given preference.
  10. No applicant may receive more than one Fulbright Student grant, including Humphrey Scholar alumni. This does not apply to the Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program alumni.
  11. Local employee staff (LES) abroad employed by the State Department/United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are not eligible for grants during the period of their employment and for one year following the termination of employment.

Qualified applicants must submit their applications online at https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2022 NO LATER THAN MAY 15, 2021.

For additional instructions about the application process, please contact Ghazali Mahamat at the following e-mail address: mahamatgi@state.gov