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 June 23, 2016

    New Honduras ETA Program

    The Fulbright Program is offering one English Teaching Assistantship Award in Honduras.

  • 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
  • Thursday July 07, 2016

    Fulbright-Clinton Intro

    Learn about the Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship offering professional placements in foreign governments.

  • Monday July 11, 2016

    FPA Training with optional Boren Presentation, Washington DC

    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. This training is designed for newer FPAs and will focus on the nuts and bolts of submitting a Fulbright application. All FPAs are welcome to attend.

    Registration will open at 11:30am and lunch will be provided. The session should concluded by 2pm.

    Following the Training, FPAs are welcome to stay for a presentation on the Boren Awards from 2:30pm-4:40pm. 


  • Tuesday July 19, 2016

    FPA Webinar: General Q&A

    Bring your questions for FPA Liaison Lora Seery, as she helps you navigate the Fulbright U.S. Student Program 2017-18 competition cycle. 

  • Tuesday July 19, 2016

    Applicants in the Arts: Portfolio

    Fulbright Staff will review best practices for portfolio creation for applicants in the arts.

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.