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Fulbright Program

J. William Fullbright Foreign Scholarship

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is a U.S. Department of State funded scholarship that gives young professionals an opportunity to study for master’s degree in one of the many colleges in the United States. Program participants also get an understanding of U.S. society and values. Successful candidates are expected to return to Sierra Leone after their studies and contribute to the country’s education and public sector. The Fulbright Award is merit-based and highly competitive.

Interested candidates should submit their names, contact information, and a half-page study objective no later than November 25, 2014 to the U.S. Embassy Security Post, Southridge, Hill Station, Freetown.


  • Must be a Sierra Leonean citizen currently living in Sierra Leone
  • Hold a minimum first degree (bachelor’s equivalent with excellent score)
  • Must have at least four consecutive years professional experience
  • Must demonstrate outstanding academic and English language competencies
  • Must exceed Fulbright Program minimum score on TOEFL & GRE tests
  • Must not have participated in the DV-lottery in the past two years


All fields, with the exception of medicine; however, studies in related fields such as public health (theoretical research focus only) are permitted.

Candidates working in trade and economy, security, environmental, public administration fields are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Cultural Affairs Assistant of the U.S. Embassy on 076-515-364 or send an email to if you need more information.

The Fulbright Program provides scholarships to Sierra Leonean graduate students to study in the United States as well as supporting U.S. students studying in Sierra Leone, and U.S. professors who spend a semester or a year teaching in Sierra Leone.

For further information, please visit:

Department of State - Fulbright Program for Foreign Students website.

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