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.



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
  • Tuesday March 31, 2015

    Expanded ETA program in Mexico

    The ETA program in Mexico has expanded! It has doubled in size from 30 to 60 grants.

  • Saturday March 28, 2015

    Study/Research Grants to Madagascar

    For the first time in years, Study/Research grants are being offered to Madagascar.

  • Wednesday March 25, 2015

    New Creative Industries Design MA Program in Taiwan

    The Fulbright Program is offering Graduate Degree Grants in Creative Industries Design in Taiwan. 

Fulbright Events
  • Monday April 20, 2015

    FPA Training - Rollins College

    FPA Training held at Rollins College.


  • Thursday April 23, 2015

    Applications in the Arts - Meet Alumni Ambassador

    Fulbright staff and Alumni Ambassador will meet with the Arts applicants to discuss the program

  • Tuesday April 28, 2015

    Europe/Eurasia - What's New + Alumni and Region Staff

    Fulbright staff will discuss the U.S. Student Program in Europe/Eurasia

  • Tuesday May 05, 2015

    MENA/ Sub-Saharan Africa - What's New + Alumni and Region Staff

    Fulbright staff will discuss the U.S. Student Program in the MENA/ Sub-Saharan Africa.

News and Notifications
  • Thursday February 12, 2015

    New Top Producing List

    Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Fulbright Top Producers! View this year's list...

2016-2017 Competition

March 26, 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.