Fulbright Scholarship Program for Nigerian Students 2021

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Fulbright Scholarship Program for Nigerian Students 2021. The Fulbright Scholarship is largely intended to help Nigerian students improve their skills. The Fulbright Visiting Scholarship Program helps scholars conduct study and teach at colleges and universities around the United States. So, what exactly are you waiting for? Free research in the United States.

You may read more about the Fulbright scholarship and how to apply here. Follow the items listed below to get a complete picture of what this topic includes.

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is administered by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. All Foreign Student Program applications are processed by these offices.

Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. Please use the drop-down menu here to find information about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines.

If your country is not listed there, you are not eligible to apply.

Level/Field of Study

The Scholarship is designed for Students pursuing their doctoral and Research program in any choice Course.

Host Nationality

Fulbright Scholarship Program for Nigerian Students is taken and hosted in the USA. This is a scholarship for Nigerian Students to study in the USA.

Eligible Nationality

The Fulbright Scholarship Program is only available to Nigerian Students. You can also check our scholarship by country category for more scholarship updates. A must-read if you want to win this award: 15 Important Tips on Winning a Scholarship.


Fulbright Scholarship for Nigerians is a Training  program designed primarily to strengthen the capacities of African universities through higher degree training and to develop the potential of their academic staff

 Eligibility Fulbright Scholarship Nigeria 2021

  1. Applicants must be citizens or nationals of Nigeria, or permanent residents holding a valid passport issued by the government of Nigeria.
  2. Applicants must be doctoral students and have the endorsement of their home institution.
  3. You must be at least two years into their doctoral program in any discipline.
  4. Applicants must have an outstanding academic record and a high level of English proficiency.
  5. Applicants must meet a minimum score of 100 in the internet-based TOEFL test.
  6. You must have high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program as scheduled and to returning home.
  7. Only applicants with strong proposals, outlining their research objectives, methodology, time-frame, and justification for conducting the research in the U.S. will be short-listed for interviews.
  8. Preference will be given to applicants who have not studied in the U.S.
  9. Applicants in business, law, and accounting should understand that most U.S. institutions rarely accept research students in these fields due to the high demand for full-time programs and tuition concerns. As a consequence, we face great challenges in finding placements for such grantees unless their proposals are tilted toward economics, development-related areas, democracy, human rights, and conflict resolution.

How to Apply Fulbright Scholarship Program for Nigerian Students 2021

ONLY online applications are accepted.  Interested applicants can apply online at the following website: http://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international/

Fulbright Scholarship Nigeria 2021 Application Deadline

  • Application closes: 1st June 2021. The scholarship is not ongoing for now.
* – Country/Area has FLTA program



Sub-Saharan Africa


Public Affairs Section
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive Central District Area

FLTA Information


Cultural Affairs Assistant, U.S. Embassy
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive,
Central Area, Abuja

Fulbright Program Officer
Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General
2 Walter Carrington Crescent
Victoria Island, Lagos


[email protected]

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: Fulbright Commission

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