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 March 31, 2016

    Colombia ETA Expansion

    The Fulbright ETA Program in Colombia is increasing the number of new grants.

  • 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
  • Sunday May 29, 2016

    NAFSA Annual Conference in Denver, CO

    The Fulbright US Student Program will be exhibiting at this year's NAFSA conference, see event website for further details.

  • Tuesday May 31, 2016

    National Conference for Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) in San Francisco

    The Fulbright US Student Program will be exhibiting at this year's NCORE conference, see event website for further details.

  • Thursday June 02, 2016

    FPA and Scholar Liaison Training- NAFSA Conference with Commission Directors, Denver, CO

    *Please note, this training is open to all FPAs. You do not need to be registered at NAFSA to attend*

    This event will provide an overview of resources and best practices for creating a Fulbright culture on campus. FPAs will have the opportunity learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in-depth and be given an overview of the U.S. Scholar Programs and opportunities for campus engagement. Commission Directors will be on hand to discuss information, trends, and preferences for their specific countries. FPAs will connect with their peers to discuss successes and challenges they have encountered in the promotion of the program and the advising of applicants. Lunch will be provided. 

  • Tuesday June 07, 2016

    Meet a Fulbright-Clinton Fellow

    Fulbright-Clinton Fellows share their experience in a professional placement in a foreign government.

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.