2017-18 FULBRIGHT PROGRAMS for University Study and Research in the United States


The U.S. Embassy in Bamako is currently seeking to recruit qualified Malian applicants to pursue graduate studies or conduct research and professional development programs in the United States

2017-18 Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program: This program funds two years of higher level education in the United States, leading to a Master’s degree.  The JSD candidates should have at least the equivalent of four years of university study or the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree and must have an English proficiency with a TOEFL score of 575 (PBT) or 90 (iBT). To increase our engagement of underserved communities, the Embassy may nominate candidates (Master’s level) for participation in long-term English (LTE) language training for a period of up to eight months. They must also take the GRE and/or the GMAT.  For preliminary application purposes, candidates may submit ALIGU scores in lieu of TOEFL.* Candidates will also be required to attain required scores on the GRE or GMAT. The applications are available here.

2017-18 The Fulbright Senior Research Program: This program funds university professors, who hold a PHD or a Doctorate, to carry out research or participate in a professional development program in an academic institution in the United States. The length of the program is between 4 and 9 months. This program requires an English proficiency of 550.  For preliminary application purposes, candidates may submit ALIGU scores in lieu of TOEFL.* The applications are available here.

The preliminary application forms are downloadable from our website by clicking here (JSD Development Program; Fulbright Senior Research Program) and are also available at the American Embassy located in ACI 2000 Street 243 Door 297 Bamako, Mali.  Please return the completed application forms to the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section. The deadline for receipt of applications for all the other Fulbright programs is April 29, 2016.  For more information, please email pasbamako@state.gov.

* The ALIGU is administered by Cours des Langues in Quinzambougou (2021 7422).  The TOEFL is administered at Cours des Langues and at CEFLA/IHEM in Hamdallaye ACI 2000 (20 29 6727).