UC Santa Cruz

Fulbright Program Adviser

Krissy Loveman
Study Abroad Advisor
Divison of Global Engagement
Classroom Unit, Rm. 101

Institution Information

Campus Deadline: September 11, 2018

Application Season Opening:

April 2, 2018

Campus Deadline (e-submission):

September 11, 2018

Campus Interviews:

Scheduled for late September/Early October. Exact dates TBA. At this time interviews are in-person only.

Program Description:

The Fulbright supports up to one year of international funding for recent undergraduates and masters recipients and current graduates students. The Fulbright may be utilized to explore research interests, graduate or independent study projects, and/or English teaching opportunities in participating countries. The program purpose is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. Selection is based on the applicant’s academic or professional record, language preparation, the feasibility of the proposed study project, and personal qualifications.


Applicants must be a U.S. citizen at the time of application. Applicants must hold a B.A., B.S. or, if in the creative or performing arts, four years of study and/or experience, before the beginning of the start date of grant with exceptions as noted in the Fulbright Program web site. Applicants can be in any year of graduate study, but must not have completed their PhD before the final submission date to Fulbright. All applicants must have sufficient proficiency in the language of the host country to communicate and carry out proposed study/research programs and be in good health. Applicants do not need to be enrolled, or plan on enrolling unless one is seeking to apply to for graduate study abroad. To be competitive for this program, UC Santa Cruz encourages applicants no more than 3 years from degree (or currently enrolled) to apply. UC Santa Cruz will work with alum, no more than two years from degree and only if applicant can partake in on-campus interviews. Applicants who are more than 2 years from degree completion at UCSC must apply as an "at-large" applicant (see Fulbright web site for info on how to apply at large).

Prepping to Apply:

See webcast link below, as well as the information on the “Getting Started” section of the Fulbright website. Specific country questions may also be directed to the IIE/Fulbright staff contact listed at the country summary area of the country you are interested in applying to. Fulbright webinars and student guidance sessions are posted here.

Application and Interview Process:

The online application will be available April 2, 2018. The campus deadline is September 11, 2018. All applicants must partake in a campus interview process to allow our Committee members to complete a mandatory evaluation form required by Fulbright. If you are an undergraduate or masters student graduating from UC Santa Cruz in 2018 and will not be in the area in September, you may forgo the campus interview and apply directly to Fulbright as an “at-large” candidate.

Application and Information:

The Embark application web portal will be utilized for electronic submission of the application. Letters of recommendation are also uploaded by referees to the Embark site by the campus deadline.


Past Grantees
Candy Martinez
Area Studies
Erin McElroy
Vivian Garcia
English Teaching Assistantship
Sean Lawrence
Amanda Cheung
English Teaching Assistant