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.

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.

Program Updates
  • Thursday March 31, 2016

    Colombia ETA Expansion

    The Fulbright ETA Program in Colombia is increasing the number of new grants.

  • Sunday May 31, 2015

    New National Taiwan University Award in Agricultural Economics

    The Fulbright Program is offering a Graduate Degree Grant in Agricultural Economics

  • Thursday May 14, 2015

    Multi-country opportunities in Europe

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

Fulbright Events
  • Tuesday May 03, 2016

    Eurasia and South/Central Asia

    Staff will detail Fulbright U.S. Student Program opportunities in Eurasia and South/Central Asia.

  • Wednesday May 04, 2016

    FPA Training- University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA

    The FPA Training will provide an overview of resources and best practices for creating a Fulbright culture on campus, including information about the Fulbright Scholar Program. Detailed information will be provided regarding establishing and administering the US student campus interview process and completing and uploading the CCE form. FPAs will also have the opportunity to connect with their peers to discuss successes and challenges they have encountered in the promotion of the program and the advising of applicants. Registration will open at 9am. The session should conclude by 2pm, lunch will be provided. 

  • Wednesday May 04, 2016

    East Asia/Pacific

    Staff will detail Fulbright U.S. Student Program opportunities in East Asia/Pacific.

  • Thursday May 05, 2016


    Staff will detail Fulbright U.S. Student Program opportunities in Europe.

News and Notifications
  • Wednesday March 30, 2016

    The 2017-2018 Competition Is Now Open

    Application deadline:

    October 11, 2016 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

  • Monday February 22, 2016

    New Top Producing List

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