J. William Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Announcement


The United States Embassy in Apia announces that resident nationals of Samoa are now eligible to apply for the J. William Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program brings citizens of other countries to the United States for study at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions and offers program participants insight into U.S. society and values.  Successful candidates receive up to three years of graduate-level studies at some of the finest higher learning institutions in the United States.  The Embassy is now accepting applications for study commencing in 2020.

Applications for study in the following fields are open to those individuals interested in pursuing a Master’s degree at a U.S.-based affiliated academic institution:

  • Communications/Journalism
  • Economic Development/Finance and Banking
  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • Information Technology
  • Human Rights
  • Natural Resources/Environmental Policy/Climate Change
  • Agriculture
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • International Relations

Apply: Download the application form here.

 Email your completed application form to EducationUSASamoa@state.gov with the subject heading “Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Application,” by COB, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. 

Include a copy of your university transcript and CV or resume.

Hard Copies will NOT be accepted.

Application deadline:  COB, July 17, 2019

For all other queries please send your correspondence marked “Fulbright Query” to EducationUSASamoa@state.gov.  For telephone queries:  +685 21631 x2239.

Note:  This is not for undergraduate or PhD study.  U.S. Citizens/Nationals are not eligible for this scholarship.