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, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants 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.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.


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.


U.S. Professor/Administrator

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor or administrator at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award 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 Program or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.

2015 Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors

The Fulbright U.S. Student Alumni Ambassador Program was established in 2008 to identify, train and engage a select group of approximately 15 Fulbright U.S. Student Program alumni each year to serve as representatives, recruiters and spokespersons for the Fulbright Program. They are selected annually through recommendations from Fulbright Commissions and U.S. Embassy staff, area managers, the Fulbright Student Program Outreach Division and are approved by the sponsor of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors come from an array of different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, states, fields of study, institutions; they have participated in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in all world areas.

Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors represent the program's rich diversity and play a key role in increasing knowledge about Fulbright opportunities. They provide testimonials about their Fulbright experiences at conferences and campus presentations and offer application tips in written articles, video and podcast interviews, webinars and at special events throughout the United States. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program relies on the Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors to mentor potential applicants, sharing what a Fulbright grant is really like, along with how to address the challenges of living abroad successfully and how best to meet the Fulbright Program's ultimate goal—to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries.

Derrell Acon

Fulbright U.S. Student in Voice Italy, 2013-2014

Christina Aguila

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
Indonesia, 2013-2014

Joanie Andruss

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
Montenegro, 2013-2014

Julie Baer

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
Malaysia, 2011-2012

Taylor Bernard

Fulbright U.S. Student in International Relations
Costa Rica, 2012-2013

Tiffany Burd

Fulbright U.S. Student in Public Health
South Africa, 2013-2014

Megan Echols

Fulbright U.S. Student in Urban Development & Planning
Colombia, 2013-2014

Bryan Furman

Fulbright U.S. Student in International Relations Tajikistan, 2013-2014

Radhameris Gomez Gabriel

Fulbright U.S. Student in Engineering
Spain, 2013-2014

Stephanie Herzog

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
Romania, 2012-2013

Senay Kahsay

Fulbright U.S. Student in Business
Ethiopia, 2013-2014

Patrick Kramer

Fulbright U.S. Student in Chemistry
Singapore, 2013-2014

Kristine Lin

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
South Korea, 2013-2014

Joshua Martin

Fulbright Public Policy Fellow Cote d’Ivoire, 2012-2013

Larena Nellies-Ortiz

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
Germany, 2013-2014