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.

Luxembourg

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2 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Grant Period

9 Months

Grants will follow the academic calendar, beginning in mid-September and concluding in mid-June. (Candidates wishing to begin the grant period at another time should explicitly state this in their application.) Grantees will be required to attend an in-country orientation with the Fulbright Commission in Brussels, Belgium, upon arrival in September. 

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

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; preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a track record of successful independent study.

Projects can be either full-time study, full-time research, or a combination of independent research and participation in a graduate degree program or other advanced courses. Proposals are welcome from candidates in all disciplines. Proposed projects should be innovative yet feasible and should build off the candidate's overall academic education and prior work. Applicants are encouraged to visit the website of the Fulbright Commission to see examples of past successful projects.

For all awards, the Commission seeks applicants who:

  • Demonstrate professional and academic excellence;
  • Outline a strong rationale and methodology for pursuing their project in Luxembourg;
  • Possess qualities of a cultural ambassador and show genuine interest in promoting mutual understanding as a Fulbright grantee; and
  • Indicate how they will benefit the Fulbright Program in Luxembourg.

Please be aware that applicants wishing to apply for the Fulbright Schuman Award to the European Union must follow the guidelines on the E.U. Award summary page and will not be considered if they apply for an award to Luxembourg.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Required - Intermediate

Foreign language proficiency in French or German commensurate with the project needs is required before the grant begins. In order to develop a feasible proposal, candidates may wish to consult with their prospective host institutions about the availability of courses and programs in English, as well as the possibility of conducting research in English.

Upon selection, some study of the local language prior to arrival is encouraged to promote deeper engagement with the host community.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes

Affiliation

Candidates are responsible for arranging their own host affiliation. While proof is not required at the time of application, preliminary contact with the host institution(s) is and preference will be given to candidates who include admission or affiliation letters in their application. Preliminary contacts with, and letters of support from host institutions are acceptable at the time of application.

Candidates should note that degrees are not normally obtainable in one year. Archives and libraries of international organizations in Luxembourg are open only to well-qualified advanced students.

Ineligibility

U.S. students currently residing in Luxembourg are ineligible for consideration.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.be

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Elisabeth Bloxam