Fulbright U.S. Student Program


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2 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
10 Months
Grant Period

10 Months

If the grantee wish to attend the in-country orientation arranged by the U.S. Embassy between July 30 and August 24, 2019 for Fulbright U.S. Student grantees, the grantee must arrive between July 28-29, 2019.

Pre-Departure Orientation


All grantees are required to attend the Pre-departure Orientation in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2019 as a condition of their grants.

Candidate Profile

Applicants should be mature, articulate, and motivated individuals who understand the challenges of the harsh climate and daily challenges of living in a developing country.  The most successful applicants are flexible, open-minded, independent, and industrious.

Accepted Degree Levels




Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Novice

Additional Information: Applicants without Mongolian language skills should include plans for language study in their Fulbright projects and must study Mongolian concurrent with their research after arriving in Mongolia. A regional or local language may be needed for a specific project.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Applicants must identify appropriate academic host institutions for their projects and that they must include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. 


Candidates currently residing in Mongolia (or those who will be living there during the 2018-2019 academic year) will not be considered.

Special Application Instructions

All candidates must indicate in the end of the Statement of Grant Purpose on their applications if they have any medical conditions that could impair their abilities to teach English, including but not limited to conditions worsened by stress such as epilepsy, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc. 

Special Considerations

Although Mongolians are welcoming towards westerners in general, there have been incidents of crimes against foreigners, especially towards men. These incidents often occur in areas with nightlife and when foreign men are believed to be accompanied by Mongolian women. Western women can be targets for sexual harassment such as cat calling and offensive gestures.  ETAs will receive a safety briefing from the Embassy’s Regional Security Officer upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar.  Program participants must make mature and sensible choices about personal safety.

Visa Requirements

All Fulbright open study/research award grantees MUST obtain S visa prior entering the country.  Grantees should seek assistance of the host institutes in acquiring necessary documents for the visa application, but it's grantees' responsibilities to get their visas in time. Due to national holiday in mid-July, Naadam, Mongolian organizations and Mongolian Embassy in Washington D.C. closes for up to five days. It's mandatory for grantees to start their visa process well in advance than then. For more information on the S visa,  please visit: http://mongolianembassy.us/visa-information-for-us-citizen-only/#.WnxDQHZsbcs


Dependent support is not available

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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.