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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 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.

FPA

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.

Open Study/Research Award

The 2023-2024 Competition is now closed. The 2024-2025 competition will open in April 2023. Please check back.

Applicants for study/research awards design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. The study/research awards are available in approximately 140 countries. Program requirements vary by country, so the applicants' first step is to familiarize themselves with the program summary for the host country.

Here are the application components for all grant types.

Creative and performing arts applicants are required to submit supplementary materials based on their disciplines.

 

Field-Specific Award Opportunities

Fulbright Arts Grants

Australia: Western Sydney University Award enables American students to undertake research in the following fields of study: Creative and Performing Arts (all fields), Environmental Studies, Social Justice and Public Health.

France: Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Awards in the Arts are offered to students in the visual fine arts (painting, print-making, sculpture, photography) or music (composition, instrumental, or vocal performance).

Hungary: Fulbright/Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Award offers training to students with strong music education backgrounds in one of the following: symphonic orchestral instruments, voice, jazz, music education, music history, composition, choir/orchestral conducting or folk music.

Ireland: Fulbright/Hugh Lane Gallery Curatorial Award enables an American student to pursue an exciting education curatorial project for up to 12 months working with the Hugh Lane team. The project will contribute to the gallery's strategy, as well as the Dublin City Council’s strategy, of embedding a culture of continuous engagement between the Hugh Lane Art Gallery and Dublin's communities. The project will involve working with communities in the city as well in the gallery, establishing and developing strong links between the cultural institution and the communities.

Netherlands: Fulbright/American Friends of the Mauritshuis Award will focus on the study, examination and treatment of works of art in the collection of the Mauritshuis, in combination with a tailor-made study program at the University of Amsterdam. The grantee will gain practical experience and knowledge treating paintings in the conservation studio of the Mauritshuis, under the supervision of the conservators of the museum.

Taiwan: National Cheng Kung University offers a Master’s Degree program award in Creative Industries Design. This award enables American students to pursue a full-time Master’s degree program. The program is taught in English.

United Kingdom: John Wood LAMDA Award offers a one-year Masters in Classical Acting. Northumbria University Award in Art & Design, Trinity Laban Award in Music & Dance, and the University of Roehampton Award in Dance all fund a one-year Master’s degree or the first year of a longer Master’s or PhD program.

Fulbright Business Grants

Finland: Fulbright-LUT Graduate Award is available for a student in the fields of business or technology. The award is primarily aimed at students who wish to complete a full Master’s degree at Lappeenranta University of Technology.

Mexico: Binational Internships enhance the knowledge, expertise, and understanding of post-NAFTA Mexico. This award is available for students interested in combining coursework in international business or law with an internship at a Mexico-based company conducting international or legal business.

Spain: Fulbright/IE University Awards for International MBA and/or Tech MBA offers awards to pursue any of the following full-time Masters degrees related to:

  • International MBA
  • Tech MBA

Taiwan: National Taiwan Normal University offers a Master’s Degree program award in International Human Resource Development (MBA). This award enables American students to pursue a full-time Master’s degree program. The program is taught in English.

Fulbright Journalism & Communication Grants

Germany: The Young Professional Journalist Program consists of an initial research phase, followed by one or more internships or guest journalist positions at German newspapers, publishers, or television and radio stations. Research and internship affiliation will be arranged by the Fulbright Commission in cooperation with the grantee. Applicants should be beginning journalists or recent graduates in journalism or related fields with up to seven years of professional experience.

Fulbright Grants in STEM and Public Health

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applicants in the sciences to all eligible countries. Please note some specific grants below:

Austria: Fulbright-Austrian Marshall Plan Award for Graduate Studies and PhD Research in Science and Technology offers support for full-time research and/or study in STEM fields.

Australia: Western Sydney University Award enables American students to undertake research in the following fields of study: Creative and Performing Arts (all fields), Environmental Studies, Social Justice and Public Health. The Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarship in Public Policy award will enable U.S. students with strong academic credentials and leadership potential to undertake a master's degree in Australia in a key area of public policy such as health, sustainability, energy, climate change, regional security, education, political science, history, or government relations. The Fulbright Future Scholarships is a unique opportunity that provides significant funding for projects that seek to have a positive impact on the health, prosperity, and livelihoods of Americans and Australians.

Chile: Pursuant to the Commission's interest in supporting study at Chile's leading science centers, the Chile Science Initiative Award will be given with preference for students conducting Master's-level or Ph.D. study/research in science and technology fields.

Hungary: Fulbright/Budapest Semesters in Mathematics-Rényi Institute enables an American student to reside one academic year (two semesters) at Budapest Semesters of Mathematics (BSM), take courses, and to take part in the activities of BSM.

Iceland: Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic Research Grant is open to students in all social and natural science fields as they relate to the Arctic and the people living there.

Ireland: Fulbright/RCSI PhD Awards enables US citizens to complete a fully funded PhD at the Royal College of Surgeons, an innovative, pioneering international health sciences education and research institution dedicated to breakthroughs in human health. Fulbright/Peter Real Analog Devices Bernal Award at the Bernal Institute supports a fully funded PhD to encourage innovative research projects in Chemistry, Engineering, Biological Materials, and Composites Materials. Fulbright/Masters Of Science In Public Health Award at the University Of Limerick Award provides students with a marketable and transferable skillset and competencies that will enhance their career in public health or other health-related disciplines, both locally and internationally.

Netherlands: Fulbright/Delft University of Technology: Industrial Design Engineering Award offers an opportunity in one of three MSc degree programs in Industrial Design Engineering: Design for Interaction (DfI), Strategic Product Design (SPD), and Integrated Product Design (IPD). Fulbright/TU Delft, Faculty of Applied Sciences Award offers 2-year MSc programs conducted fully in English and include coursework, an internship, and a research thesis. Fulbright/NAF Fellowship in Flood Management is limited to research related to flooding. Applicants should have attained their undergraduate core technical skills already but will want to complement these with a graduate multidisciplinary study of water management aspects, such as: assessment of flooding risks, spatial planning in flood-prone areas, and mitigating flood impact and flood risk reduction.

Spain: Fulbright/IE School of Human Sciences & Technology offers one award to pursue a full-time Master's degree related to Computer Science & Business Technology.

Taiwan: National Taiwan University offers a Master’s Degree program award in Global Health or Agricultural Economics. Additionally, National Cheng Kung University offers a Master’s Degree program award in Energy Engineering. These awards enable American students to pursue full-time Master’s degree programs. The programs are taught in English. Master’s Degree Program Awards: Taipei Medical University Awards in Mind, Brain, and Consciousness allows research topics that span across philosophy, cognitive psychology and neuroscience, such as neuro-ethics, attention and memory, sleep, mindfulness, selfhood, circadian rhythms and mood, and social cognition.

 

Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants

Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants

The Fulbright awards below include the standard benefits (monthly living stipend, health benefits and round-trip airfare) and may include tuition coverage for the graduate degree program. Please see the country summary for specific details.

Country Open Study/Research Award
Accepts Graduate Degree Proposals
Graduate Degree Award Opportunities
Argentina Yes  
Australia Yes
  • Fulbright-Anne Wexler Master's Award in Public Policy
  • Western Sydney University Award in the Arts, Environment, & Public Health
  • Fulbright Future Scholarship
Belgium Yes
  • Fulbright/Ghent University Award
Canada

Yes

  • Fulbright Canada Graduate Studies Award
Czech Republic Yes  
Denmark Yes  
Ecuador Yes  
Egypt Yes
  • Fulbright/Arabic Language Study Gramts at CAASIC
Finland Yes
  • Fulbright-EDUFI Fellowship
  • Fulbright-LUT Graduate Award
  • Fulbright-Tampere University Graduate Award
  • Fulbright-University of Helsinki Graduate Award
  • Fulbright-University of Jyväskylä Graduate Award
  • Fulbright-University of Turku Award
  • Fulbright-Aalto University Graduate Award
France Yes
  • Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Awards in the Arts
  • Fulbright-CY Initiative Award (CY Cergy Paris Université and ESSEC Business School)
  • Fulbright Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) Paris-Saclay Award
  • Fulbright/Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) de Rennes Award
Germany Yes  
Greece Yes  
Iceland Yes
  • Fulbright/Icelandic Ministry of Education and Culture Award
Ireland Yes
  • Fulbright/Dublin City University Taught Master's Program Award
  • Fulbright/RCSI PhD Awards
  • Fulbright/University College Dublin Taught Master's Program Award
  • Peter Real Analog Devices Bernal Award
  • Fulbright/University College Cork Master’s in Creative Writing
  • Fulbright-Frederick and Anna Douglass Award
  • Fulbright/Masters Of Science In Public Health, University Of Limerick Award
Israel No
  • Fulbright MA Degree Award
Italy Yes
  • Fulbright/Casten Family Foundation Award at the University of Gastronomic Sciences
  • Fulbright Award for a Laurea Magistrale at the Politecnico di Milano
  • Fulbright-Luiss Award for MA Program in Business, Government, Law, and Political Economics
Kosovo Yes  
Latvia Yes  
Luxembourg Yes  
Mexico No
  •  Fulbright Graduate Degree Award 
Netherlands Yes
  • Fulbright/Delft University of Technology: Industrial Design Engineering Award
  • Fulbright/Erasmus University Rotterdam, Suzana Rodrigues Award
  • Fulbright/Maastricht University Award
  • Fulbright/Radboud Award
  • Fulbright/Radboud Faculty of Science Award
  • Fulbright/TU Delft, Faculty of Applied Sciences Award
  • Fulbright/Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Award
New Zealand Yes  
Norway Yes  
Serbia Yes  
Slovak Republic Yes  
South Korea No
  • Korean Studies Graduate Degree Award
Spain No
  • Fulbright Global and International Studies Master's at Universidad de Salamanca
  • Fulbright/IE University Awards for International MBA and/or Tech MBA
  • Fulbright-IE University Master’s Award at IE School of Human Sciences & Technology
  • Fulbright - MA Program in Spanish Second Language Teaching at ILCE Universidad de Navarra
  • Fulbright/IE University Award for Master in International Relations, Master in International Development or Master of Laws
  • Fulbright Master's Program in Social Sciences at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Sweden Yes  
Switzerland Yes  
Taiwan No
  • National Chengchi University Master’s Degree Program Award in Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Master's Degree Program Award: National Dong Hwa University Award in Ethnic Relations and Cultures
  • Master’s Degree Program Award: National Taiwan Normal University Award in International Human Resource Development (MBA)
  • Master's Degree Program Award: National Tsing Hua University Award in Austronesian Studies
  • Master's Degree Program Awards: Fu Jen Catholic University Awards in Brand and Fashion Management
  • National Cheng Kung University Master’s Degree Program Awards in Creative Industries Design
  • National Cheng Kung University Master’s Degree Program Award in Energy Engineering
  • National Taiwan University Master’s Degree Program Awards in Agricultural Economics
  • National Taiwan University Master’s Degree Program Award in Global Health
  • Master’s Degree Program Award: Taipei Medical University Award in Mind, Brain, and Consciousness
  • National Chengchi University Master’s Degree Program Award in International Communication Studies
Turkey Yes
  • Fulbright – Turkish Universities Master's Program Award
Ukraine Yes  
United Kingdom Yes
  • See UK section