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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.

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. 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.

2023 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.

If you are interested in inviting an Alumni Ambassador to attend an in-person or virtual event to share about their Fulbright experience, please contact us at fbstudent.ambassadors@iie.org

Yewande O. Addie

Fulbright U.S. Student in Journalism
Nigeria, 2021-2022
U.S. Institution(s): The University of Florida, Florida A&M University, Clayton State University

Emma Alquist

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
Malta, 2019-2020
U.S. Institution(s): West Virginia University

Eloise Arnott

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
Czech Republic, 2020-2021
U.S. Institution(s): Mount Holyoke College, Cornell University

Janika Berridge

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
Indonesia, 2019-2020
U.S. Institution(s): The College of New Jersey

Esteem Brumfield

Fulbright U.S. Student in Education
South Africa, 2019-2020
U.S. Institution(s): Berkeley City College, University of California, Berkeley, Brown University

Odalis Castro Landeros

Fulbright U.S. Student in Biology
Poland, 2021-2022
U.S. Institution(s): University of Colorado Denver

Mando Eijansantos

Fulbright U.S. Student in Biology
Japan, 2021-2022
U.S. Institution(s): University of California, Irvine, University of Jamestown, University of North Dakota, Brookhaven University, Las Positas College, Chabot College

Irán Hernandez

Fulbright U.S. Student in Automotive Engineering
United Kingdom, 2021-2022
U.S. Institution(s): Mercer University, Duke University

Julius Mansa

Fulbright U.S. Student in Business Management
Bahrain, 2021-2022
U.S. Institution(s): Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana University Bloomington, Colorado State University, Touro College

Joanna Martinez

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
Mexico, 2021-2022
U.S. Institution(s): North Carolina A&T State University

Andrea Ori

Fulbright U.S. Student in Microbiology
France, 2019-2020
>U.S. Institution(s): University of Cincinnati, Johns Hopkins University

Katherine Perez

Fulbright U.S. Student in Environmental Studies
Czech Republic, 2021-2022
U.S. Institution(s): University of New Hampshire, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus (San Juan), Virginia Tech

James Ricks

Fulbright U.S. Student in Photography
Nepal, 2021-2022
U.S. Institution(s): Washington and Lee University

Chanterries Roberts

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
Montenegro, 2019-2020
U.S. Institution(s): Spelman College, Northcentral University

David Robledo

Fulbright U.S. Student in Communications
Costa Rica, 2020-2021
U.S. Institution(s): Texas Tech University, Texas State University

Kelsey Schober

Fulbright U.S. Student in Political Science
Canada, 2019-2020
U.S. Institution(s): Bates College

Malik Seals

Fulbright U.S. Student in Biology
Germany, 2020-2021
U.S. Institution(s): The University of Alabama at Birmingham, The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Emory University

Melissa Silva

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
Kyrgyz Republic, 2019-2020
U.S. Institution(s): University of North Georgia

Omar Taweh

Fulbright U.S. Student in Public Health
Jordan, 2019-2020
U.S. Institution(s): University of Connecticut, UMass Chan Medical School

David Vizgan

Fulbright U.S. Student in Astronomy
Denmark, 2021-2022
U.S. Institution(s): Wesleyan University
University of Illinois