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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 fulbrightscholars.org.

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.

2022 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 20 Fulbright U.S. Student Program alumni each year to serve as representatives, recruiters and voices 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 assist 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.

Each Alumni Ambassador has an email contact. Reach out by finding their emails in the bios below

Oyin Aderoba

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Honduras, 2018-2019 Centre College

Peter Bittner

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant and Fulbright U.S. Student in Filmaking Mongolia, 2013-2014 and 2018-2019 University of Puget Sound

Rebecca Brittain

Fulbright U.S. Student in Biology Indonesia, 2018-2019 Rutgers University

Wen-kuni Ceant

Fulbright U.S. Student in Public Health Senegal, 2017-2018 Drexel University

Josephine Chaet

Fulbright U.S. Student in Anthropology Jordan, 2018-2019 University of Illinois at Chicago

Clemente Garcia III

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Netherlands, 2018-2019 The University of Texas at Austin

Alexandra Hauke

Fulbright U.S. Student in Environmental Studies Austria, 2019-2020 North Carolina A&T State University

Tayla Moore

Fulbright U.S. Student in Public Health India, 2019-2020 Tulane University

Gavin Myers

Fulbright U.S. Student in Anthropology Italy, 2020-2021 Georgetown University

Roger Onofre

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Morocco, 2019-2020 West Texas A&M University

Alyea Pierce

Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellow, Trinidad and Tobago, 2019-2020 Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Cierra Powell

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Spain, 2019-2020 Carroll College

Marc Reyes

Fulbright U.S. Student in History India, 2018-2019 University of Connecticut

Coco Rosenberg

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Benin, 2017-2018 University of Michigan

Sara Sajer

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Kosovo, 2017-2018 University of Delaware

Sydney Stewart

Fulbright U.S. Student in Agriculture Germany, 2017-2018 Oklahoma State University

Jude Tunyi

Fulbright U.S. Student in Physical Science Finland, 2019-2020 At-Large

Amelia Wagner

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant South Korea, 2018-2019 Smith College

Anna Waller

Fulbright U.S. Student in Chemistry Mexico, 2018-2019 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign