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
  • Sunday June 14, 2015

    Graduate Degree Program Enrollment in Mexico

    The Fulbright Program is offering Graduate Degree Grants for programs at Mexican universities.

  • 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
  • Tuesday July 14, 2015

    FPA Training - NAFA/University of San Francisco

    FPA Training in conjunction with NAFA Conference.

  • Thursday July 16, 2015

    Fulbright-Nat Geo: Application Components Overview

    Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs staff, National Geographic representatives, along with

  • Tuesday July 21, 2015

    General Q&A for Fulbright U.S. Student Program

    Fulbright staff will answer questions regarding the Fulbright U.S. Student Program application process. 

  • Thursday August 13, 2015

    Polishing and Finalizing Your Application

    Fulbright staff will discuss tips to polish and finalize your application for the U.S. Student Program.

News and Notifications
  • Thursday May 21, 2015

    Congratulations to all of the 2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Finalists!

    Check out our Storify feature on our 2015 Fulbright Finalists.

  • Tuesday May 12, 2015

    Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

    The 2016-17 Competition is Now Open!

  • Wednesday February 11, 2015

    New Top Producing List

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