Apply Now for 2020 Fulbright (Visiting Students & Scholars) and HHH Programs


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The U.S. Embassy in Bamako seeks qualified applicants to pursue advanced studies in the United States under the 2020 Fulbright Foreign Student program. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program will provide a scholarship for students to obtain a Master’s degree from an accredited U.S. university starting the fall of 2020. We accept candidates in all fields of study. All candidates must meet the following selection criteria:

  1. Nominees must be citizens or nationals of Mali, or permanent residents holding a valid passport issued by Mali.
  2. Nominees must have at least the equivalent of four (4) years of university study and the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
  3. Nominees should have a sufficient level of English proficiency (575-PBT/90-iBT) to enable them to engage in full-time graduate level study in the U.S.
  4. Nominees should have a high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program as scheduled and to returning to Mali.
  5. Nominees with no extensive or recent U.S. experience will be given preference.

Please do not complete an online application. You must download and fill out the preliminary application form, then send to The submission deadline for applications is February 22, 2019.


For Professional Development in the United States


The U.S. Embassy in Bamako seeks qualified applicants to pursue professional development in the United States under the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program, which must be in the eligible fields below. The Humphrey Fellowship program is a competitive scholarship for mid-level professionals from around the world who have shown a demonstrated commitment to public service in both the private and public sectors.

Sustainable Development
a. Agricultural and Rural Development
b. Economic Development/Finance and Banking
c. Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
d. Urban and Regional Planning

Democratic Institution Building
a. Communications/Journalism
b. Law and Human Rights
c. Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
d. Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
e. Technology Policy and Management
f. Human Resource Management

a. Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
b. Higher Education Administration
c. Teaching of English as a Foreign Language

Public Health
a. Public Health Policy and Management
b. HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
c. Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment

Appropriate candidates are mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have a commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement.  Prospective Fellows should have a minimum of five years of professional experience, after completing a university degree, prior to August 2018 and should be interested in the policy aspects of their fields of specialization. Candidates must have completed a university degree program requiring at least four years of full-time study in order to qualify for admission to U.S. programs of graduate study. Candidates should be proficient in both written and spoken English and should normally have a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 525 paper-based or 71 iBT. (Candidates with lower scores may be nominated for Long-Term English training.)

Please do not complete an online application. You must download and fill out the application form, then send to The submission deadline for applications is February 22, 2019.

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program – Apply Now!

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program provides grants to approximately 850 foreign scholars from over 100 countries to conduct post-doctoral research at U.S. institutions from an academic semester to a full academic year.

Please register now and fill out the application form online, and then submit by February 22, 2019.