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Fulbright Foreign Student Program
March 28, 2020

The U.S. Embassy Public Diplomacy Section announces the 2023 Fulbright Foreign Student Program, which awards scholarships to Zimbabwean university faculty for advanced degrees in the United States. Designed primarily to provide professional development and strengthen higher education, the Student Program is the largest Fulbright program in Africa. The premier international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States Department of State, the United States Congress annually appropriates the funds for the Fulbright program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Zimbabwean citizenship;
  • Affiliation with, and commitment to work at an educational institution in Zimbabwe upon completion of the program;
  • Completed prior academic study equivalent to at least a 4-year U.S. bachelor’s degree;
  • English fluency;
  • Outstanding academic records and preparation in their chosen field;
  • Satisfactory test scores (TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, etc.). N.B. Test fees are paid for finalists by the Fulbright program; and
  • High motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program within a specific timeframe and returning home immediately upon completion of studies.

Application/Selection Process
After national selection, an independent review committee in the United States will make their recommendations to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The Institute of International Education will seek university placement of successful candidates. Awards and university placements will be announced in March/April 2023 for programs beginning in August/September 2023.

Program Grant Provisions