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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.

Fulbright to India

Katherine Bowden

Katherine Bowden traveled to Kerala, India as a Fulbright-Nehru Student Researcher to learn th...

Fulbright U.S. Student in History

Katherine Bowden

Katherine Bowden traveled to Kerala, India as a Fulbright-Nehru Student Researcher to learn the language and history of St. Thomas Christians living on the Malabar Coast. For eight months, she lived in a community with Syriac-speaking priests and monks. In addition to taking classes and attending prayers, she visited over one hundred ancient churches to catalogue Syriac inscriptions. After transcribing and translating these inscriptions, Katherine was able to show how the ancient language is used not only for liturgy but also as a means of preserving history. She studied and performed Syriac hymns at schools in India and the United States. Upon returning to the United States, she was hired as a research & data analyst for Cushman & Wakefield in New York City. Katherine hopes to continue her research and gain a better understanding of the Syriac languag