Fulbright U.S. Student Program



The Fulbright U.S. Student Program Tutorials are like a "Fulbright 101" - giving you basic information about the program and how it operates. Each tutorial focuses on a portion of the greater Fulbright U.S. Student Program in 10-15 minute chunks. Accessible 24/7, these tutorials help applicants begin the process of getting a Fulbright award.

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Tutorial 1: Intro to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

This tutorial discusses the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, how it fits within the larger Fulbright constellation of programs, and general first steps in learning more about the U.S. Student Program.


Tutorial 2: The Study/Research Award (Including Arts)

This tutorial provides an overview of the Research / Study (including Arts) grants within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. All attendees to webinars relating to a Research / Study award should review this tutorial.


Tutorial 3: The English Teaching Assistant Program (ETA)

In this tutorial, find out about the design of the English Teaching Assistant Program award, how it is different from the Research / Study award, and how the application works. All attendees to webinars on the ETA program (or those trying to decide which type of grant to apply for) should review this tutorial.

Tutorial 4: Intro to the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship

This tutorial provides an in-depth introduction to the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship (called the "Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship" at the time of recording). All applicants to this program should consult this tutorial, as the details for applying to the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship are different from both the traditional Fulbright award and the English Teaching Assistant Program.

I am a....

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.