Funding Level: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant numbers are subject to the availability of federally-appropriated funds. The U.S. Department of State reserves the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, numbers of awards, terms of agreement, and allowances.
Grant benefits for all Fulbright U.S. Student grants include:
- Accident & Sickness Health Benefits
- 24/7 support line for urgent and non-urgent situations
- 12 months of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status within the federal government
- A stipend broadly based on the cost of living in the host country. These funds may be used by the grantee to cover to room, board, and incidental costs during the grant period.
Additional grant benefits for Fulbright U.S. Student grants to Post countries:
- round-trip transportation to the host country
- pre-departure and/or in-country orientations
Additional grant benefits for Fulbright U.S. Student grants to Commission countries:
- please review the website of the appropriate Fulbright Commission as benefits may differ significantly.
Based on award and country, some grants may also include:
- book and research allowances*
- mid-term enrichment activities
- full or partial tuition
- language study programs
*Grantees with projects that require extensive research support, in-country travel, study materials, or equipment should explore additional funding from other sources to supplement the Fulbright funding.
All English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) receive an additional grant benefit: 60-hour online TESOL Fundamentals Course
- This course must be completed prior to the pre-departure orientation in the United States for participants in Post countries or the in-country arrival orientation for participants in Commission countries.
- Those ETAs who already have TESOL certification or equivalent coursework are exempt from completing this online course.
Renewal or 2nd-year English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) receive an additional grant benefit: 120-hour online course and 20-hour teaching practicum
- This course must be completed during the grant period.
- Those ETAs who already have TESOL certification are exempt from completing this course.
Accommodation for Grantees with Disabilities
As part of the pre-departure process, the Fulbright Program has developed a protocol to work with disabled grantees, on a case-by-case basis, as requested, to provide reasonable accommodations to facilitate the success of their exchange experience.
Please review the relevant Award Description for specific details about award benefits.