Getting Started

2020-2021 Competition Deadline: Tuesday October 8, 2019 at 5 pm Eastern Time


Step 1: Confirm Eligibility

Review eligibility requirements for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program before proceeding.


Step 2: Determine Applicant Type

You will apply either through a U.S. institution or At-Large. If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. college or university, you are strongly encouraged to apply through that institution, even if you are not currently a resident there. If you are not currently enrolled, you may apply through your alma mater, provided that the institution is willing and able to accommodate alumni applications.

All other candidates will apply as At-Large applicants.

Application procedure for candidates applying through U.S. institutions

The Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA) will set a campus application deadline for the institution’s students, which is typically 4-6 weeks earlier than the final October deadline. Please confirm the campus deadline with the FPA.

All candidates applying through a U.S. institution must submit the Fulbright application through the Fulbright online application system by the campus deadline; all supporting materials as outlined in the Application Components section, must also be included by the campus deadline date.

Once your application has been submitted for institutional review, the Fulbright Program Adviser will schedule a campus interview for you.

Following the interview and before the national deadline in October, you may have the opportunity to revise your application based on feedback provided by the Fulbright Program Adviser and the campus interview committee.

You must work with the Fulbright Program Adviser to ensure that your application is officially submitted and that all supporting documents are attached by the final deadline.



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Application procedure for At-Large candidates
At-Large candidates must submit their applications through the Fulbright online application system by the national deadline. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that all supporting documents are attached to the online application, as outlined in the Application Components.


Step 2: Select Award Type

Study/Research Awards: Offered for projects in all Academic and Creative & Performing Arts fields. Applicants can propose their own independent study/research projects or, in some countries, can propose to enroll in a graduate program. Arts applicants, please proceed to the Creative & Performing Arts Fields of Study section for information about available fields and supplementary materials requirements.

English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Awards: Programs that place grantees in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction and to provide a native speaker presence in the classrooms. Please proceed to the English Teaching Assistant Award section to see the countries offering a grant.


Special Programs

Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowships: Offered for proposals to undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue or issues in one country, or in multiple countries, comparing and contrasting how that issue is experienced from one country to another. Please proceed to the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship section for additional program details.

Fulbright-Fogarty Awards in Public Health: Offered through a partnership between the Fulbright Program and the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, these awards were established to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings. Please proceed to the Fulbright-Fogarty Awards in Public Health section for additional program details. 

 


Step 3: Review Country Opportunities

Select country(ies) of interest and review available awards and eligibility requirements.

 


Step 4: Review Application Components