The following programs are available to U.S. Scholars in South Africa

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South Africa

Congratulations on receiving a Fulbright grant! The resources on this page are designed to familiarize you with your host location and provide important context and information as you prepare to travel abroad. We encourage you to review the readings, websites, and logistical information offered by local contacts. Click the section headings below to display the information.

Orientation Information

As part of your Fulbright grant, you are required to attend a virtual Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) from July 15-18, 2024. The PDO will provide sessions and activities to help you prepare for your upcoming experience. You will receive an email in mid-June that will direct you to the PDO website where you can register for the event. If you have any questions regarding the PDO, please email FulbrightPDO.AF@iie.org.

Contact Information

U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section
877 Pretorius St., Arcadia
Pretoria, 0001
Tel: +27 (0) 12 431 4156
Email: fulbright_program_safrica@state.gov
Website: http://za.usembassy.gov
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/USEmbassySA

Fulbright Office South Africa: fpsa@state.gov

For more information, see the first page of the country guidelines.

Country Information

Travel Precautions and Information

Alum Contacts

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Alumni Ambassadors

Nishanta "Nishi" Rajakaruna

Dr. Nishanta “Nishi” Rajakaruna is a professor in the Biological Sciences Department at California Polytechnic State University. He has taught botany for 20 years and received two Fulbright Scholar Awards, to Sri Lanka and South Africa, as well as two Fulbright Regional Travel Program Grants, to India and Madagascar.

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Social Sciences and Humanities

All applicants must meet the Program eligibility requirements (click to review the requirements).

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Grantees proposing a teaching component must teach undergraduate or graduate courses designated by host institutions or do a combination of teaching and research in their area of specialization. If teaching, the grantee must contribute to curriculum development, supervise research, advise theses and provide tutorials, as needed. 

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Science and Technology

All applicants must meet the Program eligibility requirements (click to review the requirements).

Visit our Scholar Directory to view and search all Fulbright alumni. You can also learn more about Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors.

Grantees proposing to teach must teach undergraduate or graduate courses designated by host institutions or do a combination of teaching and research in their area of specialization. If teaching, the grantee must contribute to curriculum development, supervise research, advise theses and provide tutorials, as needed. 

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