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
  • Saturday September 19, 2015

    Binational Internship Program in Mexico

    This unique program offers the opportunity to pursue an academic year-long internship with a Mexican organization.

  • Monday June 01, 2015

    New National Taiwan University Award in Agricultural Economics

    The Fulbright Program is offering a Graduate Degree Grant in Agricultural Economics in Taiwan.

  • Thursday May 14, 2015

    Multi-country opportunities in Europe

    Grants to: Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria-Romania, Bulgaria-Greece, and Greece-Turkey.

Fulbright Events
  • Thursday February 18, 2016

    UNCF Leadership Conference in New Orleans

    The UNCF Leadership Conference in New Orleans.

  • Sunday February 21, 2016

    Association of International Education Administrators

    The Association of International Education Administrators in Montreal, Canada.

  • Thursday February 25, 2016

    FPA Training- Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA

    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. Registration will open at 9am. The session should conclude by 2pm, lunch will be provided.

  • Thursday March 03, 2016

    Diversity Abroad Conference

    The Diversity Abroad Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

2016-2017 Competition

January 19, 2016

Initial notifications on Application Status for the 2016-17 application cycle have been sent.

Final selection notifications will be sent in spring 2016.

The 2017-2018 application cycle opens March 31, 2016.