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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. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

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 PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant 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 CIES.

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 or Student Program.

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Application Components: Short Answers
June 21, 2021 - 3:00 PM ET to 4:00 PM ET
Event Type: Webinars
Fulbright U.S. Student Program General Q&A Webinar
June 22, 2021 - 12:00 PM ET to 1:00 PM ET
Event Type: Webinars
ETA Office Hours
June 22, 2021 - 2:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET
Event Type: Webinars
Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship: Program Overview and Application Tips
June 23, 2021 - 2:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET
Event Type: Webinars
Study/Research Office Hours
June 24, 2021 - 12:00 PM ET to 12:00 PM ET
Event Type: Webinars
Virtual Presentation - Claremont Graduate University
June 28, 2021 - 5:30 PM ET to 6:30 PM ET
Event Type: Campus Visits
Arts Application Components: Portfolios
June 29, 2021 - 3:00 PM ET to 4:00 PM ET
Event Type: Webinars
Ask an Alumni: Black Abroad
June 30, 2021 - 3:00 PM ET to 4:00 PM ET
Event Type: Webinars
Fulbright Program Adviser Training: NAFA Pre-Conference Workshop
July 12, 2021 - 2:30PM to 5:00PM
Event Type: FPA Events
FPA Webinar: Campus Interview Planning Process
July 19, 2021 - 3:00pm EST to 4:00pm EST
Event Type: FPA Events
Study/Research Alumni Ambassador Q&A
July 27, 2021 - 4:30 PM ET to 5:30 PM ET
Event Type: Webinars
ETA Alumni Ambassador Q&A
July 29, 2021 - 3:00 PM ET to 4:00 PM ET
Event Type: Webinars
Regional Office Hours: Middle East & North Africa
August 9, 2021 - 2:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET
Event Type: Webinars
Regional Office Hours: Europe and Eurasia
August 10, 2021 - 2:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET
Event Type: Webinars
Regional Office Hours: East Asia/Pacific
August 11, 2021 - 2:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET
Event Type: Webinars
Regional Office Hours: Sub-Saharan Africa
August 13, 2021 - 2:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET
Event Type: Webinars
Regional Office Hours: South/Central Asia
August 16, 2021 - 1:00 PM ET to 2:00 PM ET
Event Type: Webinars
Regional Office Hours: Western Hemisphere
August 17, 2021 - 1:00 PM ET to 2:00 PM ET
Event Type: Webinars