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 2018.

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

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

Applications can be downloaded from: or to request an application and all other queries please send your correspondence marked “Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship” to For telephone queries: +685 21631 x2231

Further information on the Fulbright Foreign Student Program can be found at:

Application deadline: July 20, 2017
Please email your application to with the subject heading “Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship.” Include a copy of your university transcript and CV or resume. Hard Copies will NOT be accepted.

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