Fulbright U.S. Student Program


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8 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
10 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Grant Period

10 Months

Grants must begin in September 2018 and end in June 2019. Grantees should arrive in Taiwan in time for the Fulbright welcome reception (usually the Friday after Labor Day).

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

Master's and Ph.D. students are preferred, but graduating seniors and recent graduates will be considered. Candidates must be willing and able to work with a high degree of independence.

Accepted Degree Levels




Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is strongly encouraged, but not required if the project does not need it. Conducting dissertation research in Traditional Chinese Studies will require advanced language skills.

Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged. 

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


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


  • Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living in Taiwan during the 2017-2018 academic year) will not be considered.
  • Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwanese citizenship or permanent residency are not eligible.
  • Applicants with completed doctorates at the time of the start of the award are not eligible.
  • Active-duty U.S. military personnel and students at the U.S. Federal Service Academies are not eligible to apply for Fulbright U.S. Student awards to Taiwan.

Special Opportunity for Research

If the research project requires it and the Fulbright Commission in Taiwan (FSE) approves, up to one-fifth of the total grant period may be spent in mainland China with unsuspended maintenance.  


Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website


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.

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.