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.

2017-2018 Competition

October 11, 2016

The 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Student competition is closed.

Initial notifications on Application Status will be sent in January 2017.

Final selection notifications will be sent in spring 2017.

Fulbright Events
  • Wednesday March 29, 2017

    National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Convention

    The Fulbright US Student Program will be exhibiting at this year's NSBE convention

  • Thursday March 30, 2017

    FPA Webinar: What's New for 2018-2019

    FPAs have the opportunity to learn what's new for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program 2018-2019 competition.

  • Thursday March 30, 2017

    Launch of the 2018-2019 Competition

    Join us for the launch of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program 2018-2019 competition!

  • Wednesday April 12, 2017

    FPA Training - Reed College, Portland, OR

    Fulbright Program Adviser training at Reed College.

    Fulbright Program Adviser Trainings are half-day workshops held with IIE staff to provide a deep-dive into program components and tips for developing a strong Fulbright presence on campus. 

News and Notifications
  • Sunday February 19, 2017

    New Top Producing List

    Congratulations to this year's Fulbright Top Producers!  
  • Monday January 02, 2017

    Fulbright 2016 Year In Review

    In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program, we rounded up Fulbright events from...
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