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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.If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. college or university, you will apply through that institution, even if you are not currently a resident there. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

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.

2016 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.

Alex Anderson

Fulbright U.S. Student in Sculpture China, 2014-2015

Rafael Camacho

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
Brazil, 2014-2015

Chane Corp

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
Tajikistan, 2014-2015

Alexander Counts

Fulbright U.S. Student in Economic Development Bangladesh, 1988-1989

Mathieu Davis

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

David Fleming

Fulbright U.S. Student in Binational Business
Mexico, 2014-2015

Christina Galardi

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
South Korea, 2012-2013

Emmanuel Johnson

Fulbright U.S. Student in Computer Sciences
United Kingdom, 2013-2014

Hannah Rosenberg Jones

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
Jordan, 2014-2015

Daniel Koehler

Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow
Botswana, 2014-2015

Katelyn Leader

Fulbright Public Policy Fellow Haiti, 2013-2014

Claire Manneh

Fulbright U.S. Student in Public Health
Oman, 2012-2013

Hanna Miller

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
Russia, 2013-2014

Jilisa Milton

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
Indonesia, 2014-2015

Davíd Morales

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Ecuador, 2013-2014

Mary Ogunrinde

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
Dominican Republic, 2014-2015

Lauren D. Pitts

Fulbright U.S. Student in Sociology
Barbados, 2014-2015

Jonathan Rabb

Fulbright U.S. Student in Journalism
Germany, 2012-2013

Ryan Stock

Fulbright U.S. Student in Environmental Studies
India, 2014-2015

Evy Vourlides

Fulbright U.S. Student in Anthropology
Greece, 2013-2014

Emily Yedinak

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