Fulbright U.S. Student Program


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8 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant Period:

6 months for PhD, 8 months for other students.

Grants will begin in October through to June. Participation in the orientation program organized by the Fulbright Commission in late September is mandatory.

Candidate Profile:

Well-qualified candidates at all graduate degree levels will be considered. Candidates must be mature, self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently without supervision. Projects can be for either full-time study or a combination of independent research and advanced courses or seminars. Proposals are welcome from candidates in all disciplines.

Accepted Degree Levels:




Foreign Language Proficiency:


Level: Intermediate

Additional Information: Polish language proficiency is recommended. Applicants are advised to include plans for language study in their Fulbright applications and selected applicants are encouraged to begin studying the language as soon as feasible, as language abilities will greatly enhance the Fulbright experience and promote deeper engagement with the host community.

Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes

Affiliation :

Candidates for research must have a formal institutional affiliation and may be required to attend classes. Applicants should list all institutions that are acceptable as placements in the Fulbright aplication.  Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to consider affiliations with all major universities. 
Please note that in the case of Jagiellonian University in Krakow or the University of Warsaw, a strong justification must be provided in your application for these affiliations. Applicants wishing to enroll in any degree programs or courses at a Polish institution must apply for admission individually, in addition to completing their Fulbright application.


Dependent support is available.

10 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin in October 1 through to June 30. Participation in the orientation program organized by the Fulbright Commission in late September is mandatory.

Candidate Profile:

Candidates at all degree levels will be considered, but preference is given to Bachelor's- and Master's-level students enrolled in a degree program in science, technology, engineering or math, as well as all humanities and social sciences. Previous teaching experience is recommended, but not required.

Placement Type:

Grantees will be placed at top Polish universities, in various departments, matching their undergraduate or graduate fields. Grantees may also be placed in high schools. Details of assignments will be subject to direct communication between a selected candidate and a designated department, as well as the Fulbright Educational Advising Center. Positions combine part-time teaching and/or assisting or advising up to 20 hours per week. Time will also be reserved for an independent study/research project. In addition to classroom responsibilities, grantees may also give presentations on topics related to the United States, lead programs in language labs, conduct English conversation clubs, tutor, participate in sports, language or drama clubs, and volunteer at local organizations.  Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests.

Accepted Degree Levels:



Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required

Additional Information: Polish language proficiency is recommended, but not required. Some study of Polish prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Applicants must be articulate native English-speakers.


Dependent support is not available.

I am a....

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.


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.



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.