CAMEROUN – Fulbright Student Program

CAMEROUN – Fulbright Student Program
Application Deadline: May 02, 2006
Fulbright Student Program
Instructions for completing the Fulbright Student Program Application

Embassy of the United States of America
Public Affairs Section
Avenue Rosa Parks
P. O. Box 817 Yaounde, Cameroon
Tel: (237) 220 15 00 ext. 4565
Fax: (237) 220 15 00 ext. 4531
Email: [email protected]

Source :
http://yaounde.usembassy.gov/index.html
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Read all instructions carefully before completing the application

STEP 1: Learn requirements for submitting an application

–Applicants must be citizens or nationals of Cameroon.
–Applicants must be candidates for an advanced degree in their field with prior academic study equivalent to at least a four year U.S. Bachelor’s Degree.
–Applicants must be fluent in English.
–Applicants must have outstanding academic records, references, and preparation in their chosen field.
–Applicants must have high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program within a specific time frame and returning home immediately after the approved program.

Additional Specific Program Requirements for Francophone/Lusophone Junior Staff Development Program

–Candidates highly qualified for Master’s Degree programs in Economic, History, Information Sciences, Public Health, Political Science and Public Administration Sciences, with average English language skills, may apply.
–Candidates interested in MBA programs are not eligible.

Application Deadline: May 02, 2006

STEP 2: Record user ID and password in a safe place

Your email address is your user ID. When you created an account for this on-line application, you created a password. An e-mail was sent to you indicating your User ID and Password. Keep this information in a safe place. You can log in and out of the application as frequently as you like; however, you must have your user ID and password. While you cannot change your User ID, if necessary, you can change your password by clicking on “Update My Account” at the top of the Home page of this application.

STEP 3: Complete the application

You do not need to complete this application at one sitting. You can re-enter at anytime and edit your application. But remember that once you submit your application, you can NO longer make changes to it.

All forms in this application are to be completed in English. Items must be answered completely and carefully.

Some helpful “tips”:

Avoid using all capital letters when answering items, e.g. name, address, etc. It is better to use upper and lower case, e.g. Ron Smith.
You can copy and paste information into all text boxes.
In the text boxes, you must limit your responses to the space provided. Information that exceeds the space provided will not display or print. If what you have typed or copied exceeds the size of the box, you must edit it.
You can review each page of the application in its PDF format by clicking on the Preview button on the upper right-hand corner. Closing out of the PDF view will bring you back to your application.
You will create essays on pages 4, 5, and 6. On the essay pages, text entered that exceeds the space provided will display and print. However, it is recommended that you try to keep your essays to one page when possible.
You have several ways in which you can create your essays.

You can compose your essay on-line. Please note, there is a 40-minute ‘time out’ function. In other words, you will need to either complete your essay in 40 minutes or periodically save your essay. You will not be able to customize the formatting of your essay.
You can copy and paste text from another document and edit online. Again, you will have a 40-minute “time-out” function. You will not be able to customize the formatting.
You can upload text from another document. This is the only option where you will be able to have special formatting, e.g. bold, underline, headers, double spacing, etc. While you cannot edit an uploaded document on-line, you can delete your upload, make your corrections in your document off-line, and upload again.
Pages 4 (study objective) and 5 (personal statement) contain a header that displays on the PDF view. Therefore, you must leave a 1½ inch (4cm) margin at the top of every page of your essays to allow space for the header that will appear on the print version of your application.

You should preview all of your essays to make sure the formatting is correct before submitting your application by clicking the preview button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. When you preview an essay, you must use the “Back” browser button to return to your essay. Closing out of the HTML preview (i.e. clicking the X in the upper right-hand corner) will exit you from your application.
Some questions are ‘required.” In other words, you will not be able to complete and submit your application until all required items are completed. When you click on the Application Inspector button on the Home page, your application will be checked for completeness. You will be prompted to enter any missing information on required questions.
Often specific instructions for completing a question or item will be provided in the application. Please read all instructions carefully. In addition, please review the following important information.

Item 1—Name: It is very important that you list your name exactly as it appears (or will appear) on your passport. Please use upper and lower case when entering in your name, e.g. Ron Smith. Also, do not use diacritical markings as this can sometimes create computer-related problems.

Item 11—Application Cycle: Please select “2007-2008’.
Degree Objective: Select one degree from the drop down menu of choices.

Item 12—Field of Study: From the choices, select the field of study most appropriate to your study objective. You can briefly elaborate on the exact nature of your objective in the text box that follows.

Item 14—Institutions Attended: Please list all post-secondary institutions attended in reverse order (putting the most recently attended first). List all post-secondary institutions attended even those from which you did not achieve a degree.

Item 21—Position Code: Please select from the drop down menu the position title which best describes the activity in which you are currently (or most recently) involved.

Item 28—Study/Research Objective: The study/research objective description that you provide is an essential and highly important part of your application. You should take great care to write a clear and very detailed description of the program you want to pursue. Clearly identify the area(s) within your field of study in which you want to specialize or concentrate. If there is specific research that you want to accomplish, please describe. Remember to leave a 1 ½ inch (4 cm) margin at the top of every page to allow room for the header that will appear on the PDF view. Preview your essay to check the formatting before submitting your application.

Item 29—Personal Statement: The personal statement is a narrative statement in which you can include information about your education, practical experience, special interests, career plans, and your purpose in applying for study in the U.S. Again, remember to leave a 1 ½ inch (4 cm) margin at the top of every page to allow room for the header that will appear on the PDF view. Preview your essay to check the formatting before submitting your application.

Item 30—Additional Information: This is not a required page; however, please check with the Fulbright Program Office in your country of citizenship to find out if there is specific information that is required for you to provide on this page. If your Fulbright Program Office does not require specific information, please feel free to use this page to give additional information about yourself. . Many applicants attach a professional resume (useful if you intend to pursue a professional degree, e.g. business or law) or curriculum vitae (useful if you intend to pursue a theoretical, academic degree). While there is no ‘header’ on this page for which you need to leave space, it is still advisable that you preview your information to check the formatting before submitting your application.

Page 7—University Transcripts: You will need to submit ‘official’ transcripts, e.g. transcripts that come directly from your institutions in envelops that have not been opened by you.

Page 8—Personal Information: The information provided on this form will be used by the Fulbright Program Office and Fulbright administrative agencies for internal purposes only.

Item 32—National Identification Number: This is not a required field. However, if your country or state has a system for assigning an identification number, please enter it here.

Page 9—Personal Financial Information: Since the Fulbright grant that may be awarded to you might only cover a portion of your expenses, you may need to provide funds from your own or other sources. Therefore, many (but not all) Fulbright Program Offices require this form. Please complete this form—when it is required—as completely and accurately as possible based on information that you have at the time of application. If you should have a major change in your financial resources while your grant is pending, you should immediately inform the Fulbright Program Office in your home country.

Page 10—University Preference: It is not an expectation that you will have U.S. university preferences. However, if you do, please complete this page as fully as possible. Do not just list the name of a university in which you are interested. Be specific. Provide the name of the department and the specific program within that department in which you are interested. If you have been in contact or correspondence with a faculty member, please provide the name and contact information for that individual.

If you have applied to a U.S. university within the past three years, please list the programs and the results. If you have letters of admission, letters of invitation, or other correspondence from a school, especially a preferred program, please forward a copy (not the original) of this correspondence to the Fulbright Program Office.

STEP 4: Print supplemental forms

It is a good idea to print all supplemental forms prior to submitting your application electronically. However, even after submitting your application you will be able to access these forms. The following forms can be found by clicking on the Supplemental Forms button on the Home page of this application.

a. Letter of Reference/Recommendation: You must have three letters of reference (or recommendation) submitted on your behalf. Letters of reference are extremely important. All letters of reference should be written by teachers under whom you have studied or pursued research or by someone who has supervised you in work related to your proposed field of study. Letters of reference should not be written by persons related to you either by blood or marriage or by personal friends. At least one academic and one professional or work related letter should be included among the letters. The letters should be written in English if possible. If they are not, an original English translation must be provided.

Your recommenders have two ways in which they can submit their letters.
You can print out the Letter of Reference form and forward to your recommenders who will then complete the forms and mail to your Fulbright Program Office.
Your recommenders can complete the forms online and submit electronically. You must click on the Recommendation button on the Home page of this application to register your recommenders.
b. Report on Proficiency in English: Complete only the top section of this form and have the remaining portion completed by one of the types of certified English language evaluators listed on the form. Your language evaluator should return this form directly to your Fulbright Program Office.

c. Information Concerning Foreign Student Academic Records: In order to assist U.S. academic institutions in evaluating more accurately your academic credentials, this form allows you to provide information about the educational and grading system in the country where you did postsecondary study. A separate form should be completed for each college or university attended.

d. Transcript Release Form (for post-secondary U.S. transcripts only): This form is needed for those students who attended a post-secondary program (undergraduate or graduate) in the U.S. Frequently the fees for acquiring multiple copies of U.S. postsecondary transcripts will be covered by the Fulbright Program. Check with your Fulbright Program Office.

e. Signature Form: You must print out, sign, and forward this form to your Fulbright Program Office.

STEP 5: Application inspector
Before you can submit your application electronically, your application will be reviewed for completeness. If there is missing data, you will be prompted to correct.

STEP 6: Review and print your application
Review a PDF version of your application and print a copy for your records.

STEP 7: Submit your application
After completing this application and thoroughly reviewing it, you will submit it electronically to the Fulbright Program Office in your country of citizenship. Please note, it is very important that you identified your country of citizenship correctly in the preliminary questions. In the preliminary question, you were asked to identify your country of citizenship. If you entered the wrong country of citizenship or if the Fulbright program to which you are applying is different from your country of citizenship, you must correct your answer to the preliminary question prior to submitting your application. You can correct your country of citizenship by clicking on the ‘update my answers to preliminary questions” link on the upper-right hand corner of the Home page.

Note carefully, after submitting your application electronically, you will be able to access it in a viewable PDF format and access supplemental forms. You will be able to print your application and supplemental forms. However, you will not be able to make changes to your application. In addition, you will be able to access tracking information (see below for further information).

STEP 8: Track your application for missing documents

At the bottom of the home page of your application, there is a ‘track your status’ link. If items that are still needed to complete your Foreign Fulbright dossier have been identified, they should be indicated here. Only items that are missing will be identified. This table should be routinely updated by the Fulbright Office. Please return periodically to check your status.

STEP 9: Supporting documentation needed to complete your application

Your application is not considered complete until your Fulbright Program Office receives all your supporting documentation. The following must be forwarded to your Fulbright Program Office: the signature form; three letters of reference/recommendation; official academic transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended, copies of diplomas for all post-secondary schools attended, and original English translations (when necessary).

a. Academic transcripts: Applicants must submit official, complete and certified academic documents covering the entire period of study at universities and other post-secondary institutions. Documents must be accompanied by complete official English translations. These documents must consist of:

One certified official record (transcript) from each university or post-secondary institution you attended, even those schools from which you did not receive a degree or diploma. The transcripts should list the subjects you studied and the grades you received during each year of your enrollment. Official transcripts must be submitted directly from the schools in sealed envelopes to your Fulbright Program Office.
Certified, official evidence of each post-secondary or university degree, diploma or certificate awarded to you should be included as part of the completed application.

b. Standardized tests: Check with your Fulbright Program Office to find out which standardized tests are required for completion of this application. You will be required to take one or more of the following standardized tests to gain admission to a U.S. university. For instructions on registration, contact the Fulbright Program Office or the website for the test.

Tests of English Language Proficiency
a. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): TOEFL is an admissions requirement at U.S. institutions for applicants whose native language is not English. All non-native English-speaking candidates should immediately register for TOEFL.
b. TWE (Test of Written English): The TWE is designed to measure an individual’s ability to communicate in writing in English. It consists of essay questions similar to those which students are expected to produce as part of their classroom work at colleges and universities in the United States. The TWE is only administered at paper and pencil TOEFL test locations. The TWE is included as part of computer-based and internet-based TOEFL exams.
c. TSE (Test of Spoken English): The TSE is designed to measure an individual’s ability to communicate verbally in English. Graduate candidates who are recommended for teaching assistantships should register for this test. The TSE is included as part of the internet-based TOEFL exam.
d. IELTS (International English Language Testing System): A growing number of U.S. institutions will accept the IELTS in lieu of TOEFL scores.
e. MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): The MELAB may be accepted as a preliminary English proficiency evaluation for nonnative speakers of English who have not yet been able to sit for the TOEFL exam.
GRE (Graduate Records Examination): The GRE is required by U.S. graduate schools and/or departments for candidates in most fields other than Business Administration and Law. You should make every effort to register for the earliest possible administration of the GRE.
GRE SUBJECT TESTS are required in certain fields. If a GRE Subject Test is offered in your field of study, you should make every effort to register for the earliest possible administration of this exam.
GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test): GMAT is an admissions requirement for applicants proposing to study Business or Management, as well as any fields which may fall within the scope of offerings of a Business school or department. Arrangements should be made immediately to take the GMAT.

IMPORTANT
Note carefully, you MUST indicate that you want your score reports sent to the Institute of International Education (IIE). You must indicate the IIE code on the registration forms and/or the forms provided at the time you take the exam.

For all TOEFL and GRE exams please indicate CODE: 2326.
For the GMAT, please indicate CODE: F0F-4J-28.
For the IELTS, select the Institute of International Education from the ‘Professional Bodies’ listing.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Duration of Grants: Fulbright grants and other fellowships, assistantships, scholarships and educational grants are generally awarded for nine to twelve months beginning in August or September. Candidates appointed to certain types of Fulbright grants may be required to arrive during the summer for an introductory course or intensive English program prior to the academic year. In some cases, arrangements may be made for an extension of the period of grant beyond the first academic year. Candidates should not assume, however, that awards are automatically renewable.
Duration of Degrees: The length of your degree program may exceed the available funding and sponsorship limits of your Fulbright grant. The requirements for completing academic work toward a degree vary depending upon the degree desired, the candidate’s academic background and the regulations of the individual U.S. institution to which the candidate is admitted. It is usually not possible to obtain a degree in one academic year. Although the minimum time required for a Master’s degree is one academic year, a student should expect to spend from at least one summer session to an additional academic year to complete the academic requirements. For the Doctoral degree, at least two to three academic years are required beyond the master’s degree. However, many doctoral students find four or five years necessary, and in some cases even longer.
Change of Plans: You should promptly inform your Fulbright Program Office of any change in your academic status or future plans after your application has been submitted.
Source : Fulbright Student Program
Instructions for completing the Fulbright Student Program Application

Embassy of the United States of America
Public Affairs Section
Avenue Rosa Parks
P. O. Box 817 Yaounde, Cameroon
Tel: (237) 220 15 00 ext. 4565
Fax: (237) 220 15 00 ext. 4531
Email:[email protected]

——————————————————————————–

Read all instructions carefully before completing the application

STEP 1: Learn requirements for submitting an application

–Applicants must be citizens or nationals of Cameroon.
–Applicants must be candidates for an advanced degree in their field with prior academic study equivalent to at least a four year U.S. Bachelor’s Degree.
–Applicants must be fluent in English.
–Applicants must have outstanding academic records, references, and preparation in their chosen field.
–Applicants must have high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program within a specific time frame and returning home immediately after the approved program.

Additional Specific Program Requirements for Francophone/Lusophone Junior Staff Development Program

–Candidates highly qualified for Master’s Degree programs in Economic, History, Information Sciences, Public Health, Political Science and Public Administration Sciences, with average English language skills, may apply.
–Candidates interested in MBA programs are not eligible.

Application Deadline: May 02, 2006

STEP 2: Record user ID and password in a safe place

Your email address is your user ID. When you created an account for this on-line application, you created a password. An e-mail was sent to you indicating your User ID and Password. Keep this information in a safe place. You can log in and out of the application as frequently as you like; however, you must have your user ID and password. While you cannot change your User ID, if necessary, you can change your password by clicking on “Update My Account” at the top of the Home page of this application.

STEP 3: Complete the application

You do not need to complete this application at one sitting. You can re-enter at anytime and edit your application. But remember that once you submit your application, you can NO longer make changes to it.

All forms in this application are to be completed in English. Items must be answered completely and carefully.

Some helpful “tips”:

Avoid using all capital letters when answering items, e.g. name, address, etc. It is better to use upper and lower case, e.g. Ron Smith.
You can copy and paste information into all text boxes.
In the text boxes, you must limit your responses to the space provided. Information that exceeds the space provided will not display or print. If what you have typed or copied exceeds the size of the box, you must edit it.
You can review each page of the application in its PDF format by clicking on the Preview button on the upper right-hand corner. Closing out of the PDF view will bring you back to your application.
You will create essays on pages 4, 5, and 6. On the essay pages, text entered that exceeds the space provided will display and print. However, it is recommended that you try to keep your essays to one page when possible.
You have several ways in which you can create your essays.

You can compose your essay on-line. Please note, there is a 40-minute ‘time out’ function. In other words, you will need to either complete your essay in 40 minutes or periodically save your essay. You will not be able to customize the formatting of your essay.
You can copy and paste text from another document and edit online. Again, you will have a 40-minute “time-out” function. You will not be able to customize the formatting.
You can upload text from another document. This is the only option where you will be able to have special formatting, e.g. bold, underline, headers, double spacing, etc. While you cannot edit an uploaded document on-line, you can delete your upload, make your corrections in your document off-line, and upload again.
Pages 4 (study objective) and 5 (personal statement) contain a header that displays on the PDF view. Therefore, you must leave a 1½ inch (4cm) margin at the top of every page of your essays to allow space for the header that will appear on the print version of your application.

You should preview all of your essays to make sure the formatting is correct before submitting your application by clicking the preview button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. When you preview an essay, you must use the “Back” browser button to return to your essay. Closing out of the HTML preview (i.e. clicking the X in the upper right-hand corner) will exit you from your application.
Some questions are ‘required.” In other words, you will not be able to complete and submit your application until all required items are completed. When you click on the Application Inspector button on the Home page, your application will be checked for completeness. You will be prompted to enter any missing information on required questions.
Often specific instructions for completing a question or item will be provided in the application. Please read all instructions carefully. In addition, please review the following important information.

Item 1—Name: It is very important that you list your name exactly as it appears (or will appear) on your passport. Please use upper and lower case when entering in your name, e.g. Ron Smith. Also, do not use diacritical markings as this can sometimes create computer-related problems.

Item 11—Application Cycle: Please select “2007-2008’.
Degree Objective: Select one degree from the drop down menu of choices.

Item 12—Field of Study: From the choices, select the field of study most appropriate to your study objective. You can briefly elaborate on the exact nature of your objective in the text box that follows.

Item 14—Institutions Attended: Please list all post-secondary institutions attended in reverse order (putting the most recently attended first). List all post-secondary institutions attended even those from which you did not achieve a degree.

Item 21—Position Code: Please select from the drop down menu the position title which best describes the activity in which you are currently (or most recently) involved.

Item 28—Study/Research Objective: The study/research objective description that you provide is an essential and highly important part of your application. You should take great care to write a clear and very detailed description of the program you want to pursue. Clearly identify the area(s) within your field of study in which you want to specialize or concentrate. If there is specific research that you want to accomplish, please describe. Remember to leave a 1 ½ inch (4 cm) margin at the top of every page to allow room for the header that will appear on the PDF view. Preview your essay to check the formatting before submitting your application.

Item 29—Personal Statement: The personal statement is a narrative statement in which you can include information about your education, practical experience, special interests, career plans, and your purpose in applying for study in the U.S. Again, remember to leave a 1 ½ inch (4 cm) margin at the top of every page to allow room for the header that will appear on the PDF view. Preview your essay to check the formatting before submitting your application.

Item 30—Additional Information: This is not a required page; however, please check with the Fulbright Program Office in your country of citizenship to find out if there is specific information that is required for you to provide on this page. If your Fulbright Program Office does not require specific information, please feel free to use this page to give additional information about yourself. . Many applicants attach a professional resume (useful if you intend to pursue a professional degree, e.g. business or law) or curriculum vitae (useful if you intend to pursue a theoretical, academic degree). While there is no ‘header’ on this page for which you need to leave space, it is still advisable that you preview your information to check the formatting before submitting your application.

Page 7—University Transcripts: You will need to submit ‘official’ transcripts, e.g. transcripts that come directly from your institutions in envelops that have not been opened by you.

Page 8—Personal Information: The information provided on this form will be used by the Fulbright Program Office and Fulbright administrative agencies for internal purposes only.

Item 32—National Identification Number: This is not a required field. However, if your country or state has a system for assigning an identification number, please enter it here.

Page 9—Personal Financial Information: Since the Fulbright grant that may be awarded to you might only cover a portion of your expenses, you may need to provide funds from your own or other sources. Therefore, many (but not all) Fulbright Program Offices require this form. Please complete this form—when it is required—as completely and accurately as possible based on information that you have at the time of application. If you should have a major change in your financial resources while your grant is pending, you should immediately inform the Fulbright Program Office in your home country.

Page 10—University Preference: It is not an expectation that you will have U.S. university preferences. However, if you do, please complete this page as fully as possible. Do not just list the name of a university in which you are interested. Be specific. Provide the name of the department and the specific program within that department in which you are interested. If you have been in contact or correspondence with a faculty member, please provide the name and contact information for that individual.

If you have applied to a U.S. university within the past three years, please list the programs and the results. If you have letters of admission, letters of invitation, or other correspondence from a school, especially a preferred program, please forward a copy (not the original) of this correspondence to the Fulbright Program Office.

STEP 4: Print supplemental forms

It is a good idea to print all supplemental forms prior to submitting your application electronically. However, even after submitting your application you will be able to access these forms. The following forms can be found by clicking on the Supplemental Forms button on the Home page of this application.

a. Letter of Reference/Recommendation: You must have three letters of reference (or recommendation) submitted on your behalf. Letters of reference are extremely important. All letters of reference should be written by teachers under whom you have studied or pursued research or by someone who has supervised you in work related to your proposed field of study. Letters of reference should not be written by persons related to you either by blood or marriage or by personal friends. At least one academic and one professional or work related letter should be included among the letters. The letters should be written in English if possible. If they are not, an original English translation must be provided.

Your recommenders have two ways in which they can submit their letters.
You can print out the Letter of Reference form and forward to your recommenders who will then complete the forms and mail to your Fulbright Program Office.
Your recommenders can complete the forms online and submit electronically. You must click on the Recommendation button on the Home page of this application to register your recommenders.
b. Report on Proficiency in English: Complete only the top section of this form and have the remaining portion completed by one of the types of certified English language evaluators listed on the form. Your language evaluator should return this form directly to your Fulbright Program Office.

c. Information Concerning Foreign Student Academic Records: In order to assist U.S. academic institutions in evaluating more accurately your academic credentials, this form allows you to provide information about the educational and grading system in the country where you did postsecondary study. A separate form should be completed for each college or university attended.

d. Transcript Release Form (for post-secondary U.S. transcripts only): This form is needed for those students who attended a post-secondary program (undergraduate or graduate) in the U.S. Frequently the fees for acquiring multiple copies of U.S. postsecondary transcripts will be covered by the Fulbright Program. Check with your Fulbright Program Office.

e. Signature Form: You must print out, sign, and forward this form to your Fulbright Program Office.

STEP 5: Application inspector
Before you can submit your application electronically, your application will be reviewed for completeness. If there is missing data, you will be prompted to correct.

STEP 6: Review and print your application
Review a PDF version of your application and print a copy for your records.

STEP 7: Submit your application
After completing this application and thoroughly reviewing it, you will submit it electronically to the Fulbright Program Office in your country of citizenship. Please note, it is very important that you identified your country of citizenship correctly in the preliminary questions. In the preliminary question, you were asked to identify your country of citizenship. If you entered the wrong country of citizenship or if the Fulbright program to which you are applying is different from your country of citizenship, you must correct your answer to the preliminary question prior to submitting your application. You can correct your country of citizenship by clicking on the ‘update my answers to preliminary questions” link on the upper-right hand corner of the Home page.

Note carefully, after submitting your application electronically, you will be able to access it in a viewable PDF format and access supplemental forms. You will be able to print your application and supplemental forms. However, you will not be able to make changes to your application. In addition, you will be able to access tracking information (see below for further information).

STEP 8: Track your application for missing documents

At the bottom of the home page of your application, there is a ‘track your status’ link. If items that are still needed to complete your Foreign Fulbright dossier have been identified, they should be indicated here. Only items that are missing will be identified. This table should be routinely updated by the Fulbright Office. Please return periodically to check your status.

STEP 9: Supporting documentation needed to complete your application

Your application is not considered complete until your Fulbright Program Office receives all your supporting documentation. The following must be forwarded to your Fulbright Program Office: the signature form; three letters of reference/recommendation; official academic transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended, copies of diplomas for all post-secondary schools attended, and original English translations (when necessary).

a. Academic transcripts: Applicants must submit official, complete and certified academic documents covering the entire period of study at universities and other post-secondary institutions. Documents must be accompanied by complete official English translations. These documents must consist of:

One certified official record (transcript) from each university or post-secondary institution you attended, even those schools from which you did not receive a degree or diploma. The transcripts should list the subjects you studied and the grades you received during each year of your enrollment. Official transcripts must be submitted directly from the schools in sealed envelopes to your Fulbright Program Office.
Certified, official evidence of each post-secondary or university degree, diploma or certificate awarded to you should be included as part of the completed application.

b. Standardized tests: Check with your Fulbright Program Office to find out which standardized tests are required for completion of this application. You will be required to take one or more of the following standardized tests to gain admission to a U.S. university. For instructions on registration, contact the Fulbright Program Office or the website for the test.

Tests of English Language Proficiency
a. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): TOEFL is an admissions requirement at U.S. institutions for applicants whose native language is not English. All non-native English-speaking candidates should immediately register for TOEFL.
b. TWE (Test of Written English): The TWE is designed to measure an individual’s ability to communicate in writing in English. It consists of essay questions similar to those which students are expected to produce as part of their classroom work at colleges and universities in the United States. The TWE is only administered at paper and pencil TOEFL test locations. The TWE is included as part of computer-based and internet-based TOEFL exams.
c. TSE (Test of Spoken English): The TSE is designed to measure an individual’s ability to communicate verbally in English. Graduate candidates who are recommended for teaching assistantships should register for this test. The TSE is included as part of the internet-based TOEFL exam.
d. IELTS (International English Language Testing System): A growing number of U.S. institutions will accept the IELTS in lieu of TOEFL scores.
e. MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): The MELAB may be accepted as a preliminary English proficiency evaluation for nonnative speakers of English who have not yet been able to sit for the TOEFL exam.
GRE (Graduate Records Examination): The GRE is required by U.S. graduate schools and/or departments for candidates in most fields other than Business Administration and Law. You should make every effort to register for the earliest possible administration of the GRE.
GRE SUBJECT TESTS are required in certain fields. If a GRE Subject Test is offered in your field of study, you should make every effort to register for the earliest possible administration of this exam.
GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test): GMAT is an admissions requirement for applicants proposing to study Business or Management, as well as any fields which may fall within the scope of offerings of a Business school or department. Arrangements should be made immediately to take the GMAT.

IMPORTANT
Note carefully, you MUST indicate that you want your score reports sent to the Institute of International Education (IIE). You must indicate the IIE code on the registration forms and/or the forms provided at the time you take the exam.

For all TOEFL and GRE exams please indicate CODE: 2326.
For the GMAT, please indicate CODE: F0F-4J-28.
For the IELTS, select the Institute of International Education from the ‘Professional Bodies’ listing.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Duration of Grants: Fulbright grants and other fellowships, assistantships, scholarships and educational grants are generally awarded for nine to twelve months beginning in August or September. Candidates appointed to certain types of Fulbright grants may be required to arrive during the summer for an introductory course or intensive English program prior to the academic year. In some cases, arrangements may be made for an extension of the period of grant beyond the first academic year. Candidates should not assume, however, that awards are automatically renewable.
Duration of Degrees: The length of your degree program may exceed the available funding and sponsorship limits of your Fulbright grant. The requirements for completing academic work toward a degree vary depending upon the degree desired, the candidate’s academic background and the regulations of the individual U.S. institution to which the candidate is admitted. It is usually not possible to obtain a degree in one academic year. Although the minimum time required for a Master’s degree is one academic year, a student should expect to spend from at least one summer session to an additional academic year to complete the academic requirements. For the Doctoral degree, at least two to three academic years are required beyond the master’s degree. However, many doctoral students find four or five years necessary, and in some cases even longer.
Change of Plans: You should promptly inform your Fulbright Program Office of any change in your academic status or future plans after your application has been submitted.
Fulbright Student Program
Instructions for completing the Fulbright Student Program Application

Embassy of the United States of America
Public Affairs Section
Avenue Rosa Parks
P. O. Box 817 Yaounde, Cameroon
Tel: (237) 220 15 00 ext. 4565
Fax: (237) 220 15 00 ext. 4531
Email:[email protected]

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Read all instructions carefully before completing the application

STEP 1: Learn requirements for submitting an application

–Applicants must be citizens or nationals of Cameroon.
–Applicants must be candidates for an advanced degree in their field with prior academic study equivalent to at least a four year U.S. Bachelor’s Degree.
–Applicants must be fluent in English.
–Applicants must have outstanding academic records, references, and preparation in their chosen field.
–Applicants must have high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program within a specific time frame and returning home immediately after the approved program.

Additional Specific Program Requirements for Francophone/Lusophone Junior Staff Development Program

–Candidates highly qualified for Master’s Degree programs in Economic, History, Information Sciences, Public Health, Political Science and Public Administration Sciences, with average English language skills, may apply.
–Candidates interested in MBA programs are not eligible.

Application Deadline: May 02, 2006

STEP 2: Record user ID and password in a safe place

Your email address is your user ID. When you created an account for this on-line application, you created a password. An e-mail was sent to you indicating your User ID and Password. Keep this information in a safe place. You can log in and out of the application as frequently as you like; however, you must have your user ID and password. While you cannot change your User ID, if necessary, you can change your password by clicking on “Update My Account” at the top of the Home page of this application.

STEP 3: Complete the application

You do not need to complete this application at one sitting. You can re-enter at anytime and edit your application. But remember that once you submit your application, you can NO longer make changes to it.

All forms in this application are to be completed in English. Items must be answered completely and carefully.

Some helpful “tips”:

Avoid using all capital letters when answering items, e.g. name, address, etc. It is better to use upper and lower case, e.g. Ron Smith.
You can copy and paste information into all text boxes.
In the text boxes, you must limit your responses to the space provided. Information that exceeds the space provided will not display or print. If what you have typed or copied exceeds the size of the box, you must edit it.
You can review each page of the application in its PDF format by clicking on the Preview button on the upper right-hand corner. Closing out of the PDF view will bring you back to your application.
You will create essays on pages 4, 5, and 6. On the essay pages, text entered that exceeds the space provided will display and print. However, it is recommended that you try to keep your essays to one page when possible.
You have several ways in which you can create your essays.

You can compose your essay on-line. Please note, there is a 40-minute ‘time out’ function. In other words, you will need to either complete your essay in 40 minutes or periodically save your essay. You will not be able to customize the formatting of your essay.
You can copy and paste text from another document and edit online. Again, you will have a 40-minute “time-out” function. You will not be able to customize the formatting.
You can upload text from another document. This is the only option where you will be able to have special formatting, e.g. bold, underline, headers, double spacing, etc. While you cannot edit an uploaded document on-line, you can delete your upload, make your corrections in your document off-line, and upload again.
Pages 4 (study objective) and 5 (personal statement) contain a header that displays on the PDF view. Therefore, you must leave a 1½ inch (4cm) margin at the top of every page of your essays to allow space for the header that will appear on the print version of your application.

You should preview all of your essays to make sure the formatting is correct before submitting your application by clicking the preview button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. When you preview an essay, you must use the “Back” browser button to return to your essay. Closing out of the HTML preview (i.e. clicking the X in the upper right-hand corner) will exit you from your application.
Some questions are ‘required.” In other words, you will not be able to complete and submit your application until all required items are completed. When you click on the Application Inspector button on the Home page, your application will be checked for completeness. You will be prompted to enter any missing information on required questions.
Often specific instructions for completing a question or item will be provided in the application. Please read all instructions carefully. In addition, please review the following important information.

Item 1—Name: It is very important that you list your name exactly as it appears (or will appear) on your passport. Please use upper and lower case when entering in your name, e.g. Ron Smith. Also, do not use diacritical markings as this can sometimes create computer-related problems.

Item 11—Application Cycle: Please select “2007-2008’.
Degree Objective: Select one degree from the drop down menu of choices.

Item 12—Field of Study: From the choices, select the field of study most appropriate to your study objective. You can briefly elaborate on the exact nature of your objective in the text box that follows.

Item 14—Institutions Attended: Please list all post-secondary institutions attended in reverse order (putting the most recently attended first). List all post-secondary institutions attended even those from which you did not achieve a degree.

Item 21—Position Code: Please select from the drop down menu the position title which best describes the activity in which you are currently (or most recently) involved.

Item 28—Study/Research Objective: The study/research objective description that you provide is an essential and highly important part of your application. You should take great care to write a clear and very detailed description of the program you want to pursue. Clearly identify the area(s) within your field of study in which you want to specialize or concentrate. If there is specific research that you want to accomplish, please describe. Remember to leave a 1 ½ inch (4 cm) margin at the top of every page to allow room for the header that will appear on the PDF view. Preview your essay to check the formatting before submitting your application.

Item 29—Personal Statement: The personal statement is a narrative statement in which you can include information about your education, practical experience, special interests, career plans, and your purpose in applying for study in the U.S. Again, remember to leave a 1 ½ inch (4 cm) margin at the top of every page to allow room for the header that will appear on the PDF view. Preview your essay to check the formatting before submitting your application.

Item 30—Additional Information: This is not a required page; however, please check with the Fulbright Program Office in your country of citizenship to find out if there is specific information that is required for you to provide on this page. If your Fulbright Program Office does not require specific information, please feel free to use this page to give additional information about yourself. . Many applicants attach a professional resume (useful if you intend to pursue a professional degree, e.g. business or law) or curriculum vitae (useful if you intend to pursue a theoretical, academic degree). While there is no ‘header’ on this page for which you need to leave space, it is still advisable that you preview your information to check the formatting before submitting your application.

Page 7—University Transcripts: You will need to submit ‘official’ transcripts, e.g. transcripts that come directly from your institutions in envelops that have not been opened by you.

Page 8—Personal Information: The information provided on this form will be used by the Fulbright Program Office and Fulbright administrative agencies for internal purposes only.

Item 32—National Identification Number: This is not a required field. However, if your country or state has a system for assigning an identification number, please enter it here.

Page 9—Personal Financial Information: Since the Fulbright grant that may be awarded to you might only cover a portion of your expenses, you may need to provide funds from your own or other sources. Therefore, many (but not all) Fulbright Program Offices require this form. Please complete this form—when it is required—as completely and accurately as possible based on information that you have at the time of application. If you should have a major change in your financial resources while your grant is pending, you should immediately inform the Fulbright Program Office in your home country.

Page 10—University Preference: It is not an expectation that you will have U.S. university preferences. However, if you do, please complete this page as fully as possible. Do not just list the name of a university in which you are interested. Be specific. Provide the name of the department and the specific program within that department in which you are interested. If you have been in contact or correspondence with a faculty member, please provide the name and contact information for that individual.

If you have applied to a U.S. university within the past three years, please list the programs and the results. If you have letters of admission, letters of invitation, or other correspondence from a school, especially a preferred program, please forward a copy (not the original) of this correspondence to the Fulbright Program Office.

STEP 4: Print supplemental forms

It is a good idea to print all supplemental forms prior to submitting your application electronically. However, even after submitting your application you will be able to access these forms. The following forms can be found by clicking on the Supplemental Forms button on the Home page of this application.

a. Letter of Reference/Recommendation: You must have three letters of reference (or recommendation) submitted on your behalf. Letters of reference are extremely important. All letters of reference should be written by teachers under whom you have studied or pursued research or by someone who has supervised you in work related to your proposed field of study. Letters of reference should not be written by persons related to you either by blood or marriage or by personal friends. At least one academic and one professional or work related letter should be included among the letters. The letters should be written in English if possible. If they are not, an original English translation must be provided.

Your recommenders have two ways in which they can submit their letters.
You can print out the Letter of Reference form and forward to your recommenders who will then complete the forms and mail to your Fulbright Program Office.
Your recommenders can complete the forms online and submit electronically. You must click on the Recommendation button on the Home page of this application to register your recommenders.
b. Report on Proficiency in English: Complete only the top section of this form and have the remaining portion completed by one of the types of certified English language evaluators listed on the form. Your language evaluator should return this form directly to your Fulbright Program Office.

c. Information Concerning Foreign Student Academic Records: In order to assist U.S. academic institutions in evaluating more accurately your academic credentials, this form allows you to provide information about the educational and grading system in the country where you did postsecondary study. A separate form should be completed for each college or university attended.

d. Transcript Release Form (for post-secondary U.S. transcripts only): This form is needed for those students who attended a post-secondary program (undergraduate or graduate) in the U.S. Frequently the fees for acquiring multiple copies of U.S. postsecondary transcripts will be covered by the Fulbright Program. Check with your Fulbright Program Office.

e. Signature Form: You must print out, sign, and forward this form to your Fulbright Program Office.

STEP 5: Application inspector
Before you can submit your application electronically, your application will be reviewed for completeness. If there is missing data, you will be prompted to correct.

STEP 6: Review and print your application
Review a PDF version of your application and print a copy for your records.

STEP 7: Submit your application
After completing this application and thoroughly reviewing it, you will submit it electronically to the Fulbright Program Office in your country of citizenship. Please note, it is very important that you identified your country of citizenship correctly in the preliminary questions. In the preliminary question, you were asked to identify your country of citizenship. If you entered the wrong country of citizenship or if the Fulbright program to which you are applying is different from your country of citizenship, you must correct your answer to the preliminary question prior to submitting your application. You can correct your country of citizenship by clicking on the ‘update my answers to preliminary questions” link on the upper-right hand corner of the Home page.

Note carefully, after submitting your application electronically, you will be able to access it in a viewable PDF format and access supplemental forms. You will be able to print your application and supplemental forms. However, you will not be able to make changes to your application. In addition, you will be able to access tracking information (see below for further information).

STEP 8: Track your application for missing documents

At the bottom of the home page of your application, there is a ‘track your status’ link. If items that are still needed to complete your Foreign Fulbright dossier have been identified, they should be indicated here. Only items that are missing will be identified. This table should be routinely updated by the Fulbright Office. Please return periodically to check your status.

STEP 9: Supporting documentation needed to complete your application

Your application is not considered complete until your Fulbright Program Office receives all your supporting documentation. The following must be forwarded to your Fulbright Program Office: the signature form; three letters of reference/recommendation; official academic transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended, copies of diplomas for all post-secondary schools attended, and original English translations (when necessary).

a. Academic transcripts: Applicants must submit official, complete and certified academic documents covering the entire period of study at universities and other post-secondary institutions. Documents must be accompanied by complete official English translations. These documents must consist of:

One certified official record (transcript) from each university or post-secondary institution you attended, even those schools from which you did not receive a degree or diploma. The transcripts should list the subjects you studied and the grades you received during each year of your enrollment. Official transcripts must be submitted directly from the schools in sealed envelopes to your Fulbright Program Office.
Certified, official evidence of each post-secondary or university degree, diploma or certificate awarded to you should be included as part of the completed application.

b. Standardized tests: Check with your Fulbright Program Office to find out which standardized tests are required for completion of this application. You will be required to take one or more of the following standardized tests to gain admission to a U.S. university. For instructions on registration, contact the Fulbright Program Office or the website for the test.

Tests of English Language Proficiency
a. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): TOEFL is an admissions requirement at U.S. institutions for applicants whose native language is not English. All non-native English-speaking candidates should immediately register for TOEFL.
b. TWE (Test of Written English): The TWE is designed to measure an individual’s ability to communicate in writing in English. It consists of essay questions similar to those which students are expected to produce as part of their classroom work at colleges and universities in the United States. The TWE is only administered at paper and pencil TOEFL test locations. The TWE is included as part of computer-based and internet-based TOEFL exams.
c. TSE (Test of Spoken English): The TSE is designed to measure an individual’s ability to communicate verbally in English. Graduate candidates who are recommended for teaching assistantships should register for this test. The TSE is included as part of the internet-based TOEFL exam.
d. IELTS (International English Language Testing System): A growing number of U.S. institutions will accept the IELTS in lieu of TOEFL scores.
e. MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): The MELAB may be accepted as a preliminary English proficiency evaluation for nonnative speakers of English who have not yet been able to sit for the TOEFL exam.
GRE (Graduate Records Examination): The GRE is required by U.S. graduate schools and/or departments for candidates in most fields other than Business Administration and Law. You should make every effort to register for the earliest possible administration of the GRE.
GRE SUBJECT TESTS are required in certain fields. If a GRE Subject Test is offered in your field of study, you should make every effort to register for the earliest possible administration of this exam.
GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test): GMAT is an admissions requirement for applicants proposing to study Business or Management, as well as any fields which may fall within the scope of offerings of a Business school or department. Arrangements should be made immediately to take the GMAT.

IMPORTANT
Note carefully, you MUST indicate that you want your score reports sent to the Institute of International Education (IIE). You must indicate the IIE code on the registration forms and/or the forms provided at the time you take the exam.

For all TOEFL and GRE exams please indicate CODE: 2326.
For the GMAT, please indicate CODE: F0F-4J-28.
For the IELTS, select the Institute of International Education from the ‘Professional Bodies’ listing.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Duration of Grants: Fulbright grants and other fellowships, assistantships, scholarships and educational grants are generally awarded for nine to twelve months beginning in August or September. Candidates appointed to certain types of Fulbright grants may be required to arrive during the summer for an introductory course or intensive English program prior to the academic year. In some cases, arrangements may be made for an extension of the period of grant beyond the first academic year. Candidates should not assume, however, that awards are automatically renewable.
Duration of Degrees: The length of your degree program may exceed the available funding and sponsorship limits of your Fulbright grant. The requirements for completing academic work toward a degree vary depending upon the degree desired, the candidate’s academic background and the regulations of the individual U.S. institution to which the candidate is admitted. It is usually not possible to obtain a degree in one academic year. Although the minimum time required for a Master’s degree is one academic year, a student should expect to spend from at least one summer session to an additional academic year to complete the academic requirements. For the Doctoral degree, at least two to three academic years are required beyond the master’s degree. However, many doctoral students find four or five years necessary, and in some cases even longer.
Change of Plans: You should promptly inform your Fulbright Program Office of any change in your academic status or future plans after your application has been submitted.
Fulbright Student Program
Instructions for completing the Fulbright Student Program Application

Embassy of the United States of America
Public Affairs Section
Avenue Rosa Parks
P. O. Box 817 Yaounde, Cameroon
Tel: (237) 220 15 00 ext. 4565
Fax: (237) 220 15 00 ext. 4531
Email:[email protected]

Pour en savoir plus : http://yaounde.usembassy.gov/fulbrig…t_program.html

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