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.

2018-2019 Competition

April 3, 2017

The 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Student competition is open. To learn more about applying, please visit the Getting Started page.

Fulbright Events
  • Wednesday May 31, 2017

    Advisor Workshop on International Scholarships & Grants

    Join us for a workshop focusing on multiple IIE-administered international scholarships and grants.

  • Thursday June 01, 2017

    FPA Training with Commission Directors

    FPA Training with IIE Staff and Fulbright Commission Directors.

  • Thursday June 08, 2017

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

    Staff at IIE will review grant offerings and application components for the 2018-2019 cycle.

  • Wednesday June 14, 2017

    FPA Webinar: General Q&A

    Staff at IIE will review Fulbright U.S. Student Program 2018-2019 grant offerings and answer adviser questions.

News and Notifications
  • Friday April 28, 2017

    Brazil ETA Program 2017-18 Expansion- Special Application

    Open May 2 to July 14, 2017. 76 New ETA Awards for grants starting February 2018.
  • Sunday February 19, 2017

    New Top Producing List

    Congratulations to this year's Fulbright Top Producers!  
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