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South African Fulbright scheme to be ‘phased out’


Replacement programme will see South African PhDs registered locally spend a year in the US

The Fulbright scholarship programme that enables South African nationals to study for a fully-funded PhD in the United States will be phased out, the US Embassy announced this month.

The programme will be replaced by a programme co-run by the US and South Africa’s National Research Foundation. The Fulbright Visiting Scholars Research Programme, launched on 21 April, will place South African PhD candidates registered at a local university in the US for a year.

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