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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 are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

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 are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Please visit the Getting Started page for next steps.

Artist

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 7-years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the 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. 

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U.S. Faculty/Staff/Professionals

If you are a U.S. citizen and faculty or staff at a U.S. institution, or professional interested in applying, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to come to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar or Student Program.

Fulbright Community

 

Fulbright Alumni

More than 380,000 Fulbrighters from over 155 countries have participated in the Fulbright Program since it began in 1946. Becoming a Fulbrighter means entering into a diverse community of accomplished individuals. There are many ways to stay involved with participating Fulbright alumni associatons

 

Fulbrighter App

Fulbrighter is the free, exclusive online networking platform where you can connect, network, engage and collaborate with the global community of current Fulbrighters and program alumni. To sign up, go to https://fulbrighternetwork.com.


Fulbright Association

The Fulbright Association is a private, nonprofit membership organization of alumni and friends of the Fulbright Program.

 

International Exchange Alumni

International Exchange Alumni is an online global community exclusively for all past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs. 

 

Other U.S. Government Exchange Programs

The U.S. Department of State offers many programs for non-U.S. citizens wishing to come to the U.S. for cultural, educational, or professional exchange. This website provides the information you need to get started.