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
  • Wednesday June 18, 2014

    Taiwan ETA Program Expansion

    The Taiwan Fulbright Program will offer an additional 20 awards in 2015-2016.  The program has expanded...

  • Thursday June 05, 2014

    New ETA Grant to Hungary

    There is a new English Teaching Assistant grant being offered to Hungary- the Roma Student Initiative...

  • Monday June 02, 2014

    New Fulbright M.A. Degree Program Grants to Taiwan

    The Fulbright Program in Taiwan is now offering 5 M.A. Degree Program Grants to support candidates...

  • Friday February 28, 2014

    New Fulbright Award to the United Kingdom

    The John Wood LAMDA Award in Classical Acting

    The UK Fulbright Commission and IIE are pleased...

Fulbright Events
  • Thursday July 24, 2014

    Fulbright-Nat Geo Fellowship: Application Components

    U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) staff, National Geographic...

  • Thursday July 24, 2014

    Program SPOTLIGHT: Mexico Binational Business Internship

    Hear from Fulbright U.S. Student Program Staff, the Mexican Commission and program alumni about one...

  • Tuesday July 29, 2014

    Fulbright-Clinton: Meet a Fellow/Q&A

    Hear directly from a Fulbright-Clinton fellow as they discuss their grant experience. There will also...

  • Thursday August 14, 2014

    Polishing/Finalizing your Application #1

    Fulbright U.S. Student Program experts will share tips and advice for polishing and finalizing your...

Special Opportunities
  • Tuesday April 29, 2014

    Fulbright-Fogarty Awards in Public Health

    These awards were established to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research...

2015-2016 Competition

May 1, 2014

Application deadline:
October 14, 2014 

Currently enrolled candidates should contact their Fulbright Program Advisers regarding campus deadlines.