Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Past Grantees
Amanda Cheung
Taiwan
English Teaching Assistant
Benjamin Pietrenka
Germany
History
Karl Smith
Germany
English Teaching Assistant Award
Eireene Nealand
Bulgaria
Creative Writing
Logan Puck
Mexico
Political Science

UC Santa Cruz


Fulbright Program Adviser

Krissy Loveman
Study Abroad Advisor
Divison of Global Engagement
Classroom Unit, Rm. 101
831-459-2561

Institution Information

Campus Deadline: September 10, 2017

Application Season Opening:

April 3, 2017

Campus Deadline (e-submission):

September 10, 2017

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.

Eligibility

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 3 years from degree may apply as an "at-large" applicant (see Fulbright web site).

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 3, 2017. The campus deadline is September 10, 2017. 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 2017 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.

 

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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 would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

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 could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student 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 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. Professor

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