Fulbright U.S. Student Program
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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.



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.

Program Updates
  • Thursday May 14, 2015

    Multi-country opportunities in Europe

    Grants to: Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria-Romania, Bulgaria-Greece, and Greece-Turkey.

  • Monday May 04, 2015

    Study/Research Grants to Madagascar

    For the first time in years, Study/Research grants are being offered to Madagascar.

  • Sunday May 03, 2015

    Expanded ETA program in Mexico

    The ETA program in Mexico has expanded! It has doubled in size from 30 to 60 grants.

  • Wednesday March 25, 2015

    New Creative Industries Design MA Program in Taiwan

    The Fulbright Program is offering Graduate Degree Grants in Creative Industries Design in Taiwan. 

Fulbright Events
  • Tuesday June 09, 2015

    Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship: Meet a Fellow and Q&A

    Fulbright-Clinton Fellows and Fulbright staff will discuss the Fulbright-Clinton experience...

  • Thursday June 11, 2015

    General Q&A for Fulbright U.S. Student Program

    Fulbright staff will answer questions regarding the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

  • Friday June 12, 2015

    Fulbright Program for Applicants with Disabilities

    Staff from both the Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar Program, along with Mobility International USA

  • Thursday June 25, 2015

    Applicants in the Arts: Application Components

    Fulbright staff will discuss the application components with applicants in the Arts.

News and Notifications
  • Saturday May 23, 2015

    Congratulations to all of the 2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Finalists!

    Check out our Storify featuring many recent published stories about them.

  • Tuesday May 12, 2015

    Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

    The 2016-17 Competition is Now Open!

  • Wednesday February 11, 2015

    New Top Producing List

    Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Fulbright Top Producers! View this year's list...

2016-2017 Competition

March 26, 2015

The 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student competition is now open.

The Competition Deadline is October 13, 2015 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.