Fulbright U.S. Student Program


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4 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
9 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

Proposals are welcome from well-qualified candidates at all degree levels with established relations with the host institution. The Commission expects proposals in all disciplines - arts, humanities, and social sciences, as well as in the fields of science and technology.

The students will conduct nine-month independent research projects at Romanian universities and research centers.

Grant Period

9 Months

Grants will begin in October and end in June. 

Grantees will be required to attend a two-day in-country orientation at the beginning of October.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

 Well-qualified candidates will be considered at all degree levels (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral), but preference is given to Master’s and Ph.D. candidates who plan to carry out individual research and study projects.

Accepted Degree Levels




Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Novice

Additional Information: Romanian language proficiency is recomended by the beginning date of the grant. English and French are useful second languages throughout Romania. German and Hungarian are useful in Transylvania and Banat, especially at the universities in Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu, Brasov, and Timisoara.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Applicants are encouraged to arrange their own affiliation and submit letters of invitation/affiliation with their application. If an invitation is not available, applicants may indicate preferences for affiliation. Grantees may not attend regularly scheduled university classes. Library research offers good opportunities, especially for candidates who read Romanian.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible. Dual citizens (American and Romanian or other European citizenship) are accepted.

Previous experience in the region is not considered a disadvantage.


Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website


Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Mihai Moroiu

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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.


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. 



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.