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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.

2019 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.

Alexander Ash

English Teaching Assistant
Thailand, 2017-2018

Katherine Bowden

Fulbright U.S. Student in History
India, 2016-2017

Aurora Brachman

Fulbright U.S. Student in Film Making
Kiribati, 2017-2018

Vanessa Diaz

English Teaching Assistant
Jordan, 2016-2017

Garrett Dowd

Fulbright U.S. Student in Business & Management
United Kingdom, 2016-2017

Colton Flynn

Fulbright U.S. Student in Geography
Ethiopia, 2017-2018

Taniqua Huguley

Fulbright U.S. Student in Sociology
Trinidad & Tobago, 2017-2018

Nina Lawrin

Fulbright U.S. Student in Art & Architectural History
Namibia, 2015-2016

Cameron Mealing

English Teaching Assistant
Senegal, 2017-2018

Syeda Sahar Naqvi

English Teaching Assistant
Kosovo, 2017-2018

Sophie Nop

Fulbright U.S. Student in Computer Science
Cambodia, 2017-2018

Peter Oster

English Teaching Assistant
Kazakhstan, 2016-2017

Elena Perez

Fulbright U.S. Student in Environmental Studies
Ecuador, 2017-2018

Benjamin Rich

Fulbright U.S. Student in Economic DevelopmentSouth Korea, 2016-2017

Spencer Seballos

English Teaching Assistant
Laos, 2016-2017

Kalina Silverman

Fulbright U.S. Student in CommunicationsSingapore, 2017-2018

Valerie Simone

English Teaching Assistant
Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2017-2018

Chiamaka Ukachukwu

Fulbright U.S. Student in Biology
Belgium, 2017-2018

Tal Wammen

Fulbright U.S. Student in Engineering
Belgium, 2017-2018

Pandora White

Fulbright U.S. Student in Chemistry, Poland, 2016-2017