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.

Competition Information

April 3, 2018

The 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Student competition is open. To learn more about applying, please visit the Getting Started page. National Deadline: October 9, 2018 5pm ET. Campus Deadlines will vary by institution - contact your FPA for more information.

Fulbright Events
  • Wednesday August 15, 2018

    Study/Research Polishing Application Webinar

    IIE staff will answer applicant question and provide tips on finalizing your application.

  • Wednesday August 15, 2018

    FPA Webinar: Using Embark

    IIE staff review the CCE form and process for FPAs, as well as how to use Embark.

  • Tuesday August 21, 2018

    FPA Webinar: Minority Serving Institutions

    IIE and State Department staff discuss best practices for FPAs at MSIs.

  • Wednesday August 22, 2018

    Arts Polishing Application Webinar

    IIE staff will provide tips on finalizing 

    Staff at the Institute of International Education (IIE) answer Fulbright Arts applicant questions in advance of the October 9, 2018 deadline. Tips on how to polish and finalize your application will be provided.

    Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1952092025087147010

News and Notifications
  • Monday July 30, 2018

    *NEW* Fulbright/Queen’s University Belfast Award in Global Security and Borders

    Fulbright/Queen’s University Belfast Award in Global Security and Borders  
  • Tuesday July 24, 2018

    Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health

    The Fulbright-Fogarty Awards are offered through a partnership between the Fulbright Program and the...
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