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 June 23, 2016

    New Honduras ETA Program

    The Fulbright Program is offering one English Teaching Assistantship Award in Honduras.

  • Sunday May 31, 2015

    New National Taiwan University Award in Agricultural Economics

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

Fulbright Events
  • Tuesday July 26, 2016

    Study/Research: Statement of Grant Purpose, Letter of Affiliation

    Join Fulbright staff for a deep dive into the Statement of Grant Purpose and Letter of Affiliation study/research application components.

  • Wednesday July 27, 2016

    Meet Fulbright-Nat Geo Alumni

    Fulbright-Nat Geo Alumni will share their experience and offer application tips.

  • Thursday July 28, 2016

    ETA: Statement of Grant Purpose, Community Engagement

    Join Fulbright staff for a deep dive into the Statement of Grant Purpose and Community Engagement ETA application components.

  • Tuesday August 09, 2016

    FPA Webinar: General Q&A

    Bring your questions for FPA Liaison Lora Seery, as she helps you navigate the Fulbright U.S. Student Program 2017-18 competition cycle.

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.