Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts. Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar or Student Program.

New Awards for 2020-2021 Europe and Eurasia Region

Tuesday July 16, 2019

Category: Fulbright News

The U.S. Department of State, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, in cooperation with the Institute of International Education, are pleased to offer new awards in seven countries in the Europe and Eurasia region for the 2020-2021 Competition.

 

Bulgaria:

1 Fulbright Study/Research Award in Archeology/History

The intent of this special grant is to support research in areas related to both Balkan archaeology and museum and heritage studies. It is a result of the Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission’s partnership with the Balkan Heritage Foundation (BHF), an NGO whose mission is to support the study, preservation, and promotion of cultural and historical (both tangible and intangible) heritage of Southeastern Europe (balkanheritage.org).

The grantees can spend up to 9 months in Bulgaria working on individual research. They will be supervised and supported by an English-speaking academic supervisor and will have the opportunity to take part in an archaeological field school.

Please visit the Fulbright Study/Research Award in Archeology/History page to review award details and eligibility requirements.

 

Finland:

2 Fulbright-Tampere University Graduate Awards

The Fulbright Finland Foundation announces a new scholarship for U.S. students, the Fulbright-Tampere University Graduate Award. This comprehensive grant is aimed primarily at students who wish to complete a full master’s degree at Tampere University.

This award also includes an opportunity to participate, free of charge, in a Fulbright Finland pre-approved summer school in Finland consisting of courses on Finnish language, culture and society. The tuition scholarship is granted also for the second year of master’s studies provided that the grantee has been successful in his/her studies during the first year.

Please visit the Fulbright-Tampere University Graduate Awards page to review award details and eligibility requirements.

 

France:

3 Fulbright-Paris Seine University Awards

Paris Seine University was established in 2015 to facilitate cooperation and collaboration among its 15 member institutions on degree programs, student life, research, international strategy, and partnerships. This collaboration aims to be identified among the dozen French academic institutions for its capacity to become a world-class university, recognized for the quality of its research focusing on fields of excellence, and for the quality of its education and its integration in the socio-economic fabric.

Three awards of 10 months each are offered to pursue a master’s degree program offered at the Paris Seine University consortium.

Please visit the Fulbright-Paris Seine University Awards page to review award details and eligibility requirements.

 

4 Fulbright-University of Bordeaux Doctoral Research Awards

The University of Bordeaux is home to 56,000 students, with eight doctoral schools, 70 research laboratories, nine clusters of excellence, and five laboratories of excellence. The University was awarded the Campus of Excellence label by the French Government in 2011 for its performance in research and innovation in training.

Up to four awards are offered to students enrolled in a doctoral program in the United States to pursue research for their thesis at the University of Bordeaux. Candidates may carry out research projects in any of the disciplines represented at the University of Bordeaux and the University Bordeaux Montaigne’s doctoral schools.

Please visit the Fulbright-University of Bordeaux Doctoral Research Awards page to review award details and eligibility requirements.

 

Greenland:

2 English Teaching Assistant Awards

The U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen will provide support to participants throughout the course of the proposed ETA program. ETAs will be asked to provide the Embassy with a monthly log of hours and updates on relevant activities. Participants will, furthermore, be encouraged to inform the Embassy of any potential issues with hosts that may arise in order that the Embassy may attempt to reconcile them.

The U.S. Embassy staff will settle the ETAs in Nuuk, Greenland prior to the start of the program in August 2020. Embassy staff will introduce the ETAs to their Greenlandic interlocutors prior to the assumption of their duties. Prior to this, Embassy staff will conduct an intensive briefing and numerous consultations in Copenhagen; briefings will be in cooperation with colleagues from the Fulbright Commission.

Please visit the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards page to review award details and eligibility requirements.

 

Ireland:

2 Fulbright/RCSI PhD Awards

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is an innovative, pioneering international health sciences education and research institution dedicated toward breakthroughs and service of excellence in human health. RCSI and Fulbright share common and fundamental interests in the advancement of research, the dissemination of knowledge, and the promotion of social and cultural development.

The purpose of this grant is to enable US citizens who are residents in the US to complete a fully funded PhD at RCSI over a period of 4 years. Prospective fellows interested in these PhD awards should review the RCSI StAR PhD Programme brochure to identify the potential studies for their PhD: https://www.rcsi.com/dublin/research-and-innovation/research-careers/star-programme/star-phd.

Please visit the Fulbright/RCSI PhD Awards page to review award details and eligibility requirements.

 

Turkey:

5 Fulbright/Turkish Universities MA Program Awards

The Fulbright/Turkish Universities MA Program Award offers recent graduates, postgraduate candidates, developing professionals and artists an opportunity to pursue a full-time master’s degree program at leading state and foundation universities in Turkey. Applications from all disciplines are eligible to apply.

Please visit the Fulbright/Turkish Universities MA Program Awards page to review award details and eligibility requirements.

 

United Kingdom:

1 Fulbright/Aston Martin Coventry University Automotive Award

Founded by entrepreneurs and industrialists as the Coventry School of Design in 1843, Coventry University is a dynamic and outward-looking institution with a tradition of international engagement, innovation, teaching excellence, and impactful research.

The Fulbright/Aston Martin Coventry University Automotive Award covers the first year of any master's degree programme related to the automotive industry offered by the university. The award also includes an industry placement with Aston Martin.

Please visit the Fulbright/Aston Martin Coventry University Automotive Award page to review award details and eligibility requirements.

 

1 Fulbright/Global Wales Postgraduate Award

The Welsh Government, Global Wales partners, and Welsh universities have partnered with the Fulbright Commission to provide one master’s degree scholarship to study at one of the participating Welsh Universities, in any field. The Welsh universities offer a world-class education in one of the most stunning locations. Wales is known for its friendly welcome, its affordability, its independent spirit, and its traditions of excellence.

Top scholars are welcome to apply to the Global Wales Master’s award. It is a central award to any of the Welsh universities, but the applicant should specify the proposed subject to study, proposed supervisor, and at which university.

Please visit the Fulbright/Global Wales Postgraduate Award page to review award details and eligibility requirements.

 

1 Fulbright Global Wales Visiting Student Researcher Award

Top scholars in any field, currently studying for their PhD in the U.S., are welcome to apply for one short-term (three to nine-month) research scholarship as a visiting student at a participating Welsh university. The applicant should specify the proposed subject of study, and their proposed university.

The award provides a £6,725 living stipend for visiting researchers, intended as a contribution towards U.S.–U.K. travel, institutional fees, accommodation, and general maintenance costs while in the U.K.

The participating universities are Aberystwyth University, Bangor University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Glyndŵr University, Swansea University, University of South Wales, and University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.

Please visit the Fulbright Global Wales Visiting Student Researcher Award page to review award details and eligibility requirements.

 

1 Fulbright/Queen’s University Belfast Award in Global Security and Borders

One award is offered to pursue a master’s in Global Security and Borders at Queen’s University Belfast. Borders have become a key site and central concern of global security practices and theory, from the Mexican-United States border to the Mediterranean ports of the EU.

This programme aims to help students navigate this complex terrain by providing a firm grounding in critical border studies, offering the chance to apply their academic insights within a work-based environment with borders/security professionals through the Borders Internship module.

Please visit the Fulbright/Queen's University Belfast Award in Global Security and Borders page to review award details and eligibility requirements.

 

1 Fulbright/Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Award

One award is offered to pursue a one-year master’s degree (or the first year of a master’s or doctoral degree program) in any discipline at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, a part of the University of London, was founded in 1906 by vocal specialist Elsie Fogerty. Located in Swiss Cottage, a stone’s throw from London’s West End, the school is currently positioned at the top of “The Complete University Guide’s rankings for Art, Drama and Music” and hosts a world-leading research department.

Please visit the Fulbright/Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Award page to review award details and eligibility requirements.

 

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The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and has provided more than 380,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation by the United States Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. For more information, please visit https://eca.state.gov/fulbright.

The Institute of International Education supports the implementation of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, including the annual competition for awards, on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For further information about the Institute of International Education, please visit iie.org.