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
  • Monday July 27, 2015

    Fulbright Program Open in Brunei

    Study/Research grants are now available in Brunei.

  • Saturday July 18, 2015

    Brazil ETA Program Expansion

    The number of new ETA grants will more than double to 72 awards for 2016-17.

  • Sunday July 12, 2015

    New Fulbright Russia Universities Catalog for Study/Research Applicants

    A list of recommended affiliations outside of Moscow and St. Petersburg is now...

  • Sunday June 14, 2015

    Graduate Degree Program Enrollment in Mexico

    The Fulbright Program is offering Graduate Degree Grants for programs at Mexican universities.

Fulbright Events
  • Tuesday August 04, 2015

    Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship: Intro & App Overview

    Interested in a public policy related placement in a foreign government?

  • Thursday August 06, 2015

    English Teaching Assistantship General Q&A Webinar

    Are you working on a Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Application?

  • Thursday August 13, 2015

    Polishing and Finalizing Your Application

    Fulbright staff will discuss tips to polish and finalize your application for the U.S. Student Program.

  • Thursday August 13, 2015

    FPA Training- University of Washington

    The FPA Training will provide an overview of resources and best practices for creating a Fulbright culture on campus. Detailed information will be provided regarding establishing and administering the 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. This training is designed for newer FPAs and will focus on the nuts and bolts of submitting a Fulbright application. All FPAs are welcome to attend.

    Registration will open at 9am. The session should concluded by 1pm.

2016-2017 Competition

August 3, 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.