The primary goal of the Fulbright Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of South Africa through educational exchanges.
Since 1953, more than 1,500 South Africans and Americans have participated in the Fulbright exchange program. Over these 60 years, the Fulbright program in South Africa has produced exceptional leaders, many having come from the disadvantaged communities of the apartheid era who today are in prominent positions in government, parliament, educational institutions and the non-profit and private sectors.
The Public Affairs Office of U.S. Mission in South Africa administers several programs for both American and South African citizens to whom grants are given for research, teaching, curriculum development, and Master’s and Doctoral studies in a wide variety of fields. The Fulbright Program offers invaluable opportunities for intellectual, professional, and artistic growth. It also enables grantees to meet and work not only with people of the host countries, South Africa and the United States, but also with nationals from around the world in classrooms, libraries and social environments.
The primary source of funding of the Fulbright scholarships to and from South Africa comes from the U.S. Government. Higher education and research institutions in South Africa and the United States support the exchange program through shared costs or non-monetary contributions.
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The Program provides participants with a non-degree, academic-year program at a U.S. community college designed to build participants’ technical skills in applied fields, enhance their leadership capabilities, and strengthen their English language proficiency. The program is limited to students who have successfully earned a secondary school diploma, and have at least one year of post-secondary academic or work experience in one of the eligible fields of study...
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