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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, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

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.

Please visit the Getting Started page for next steps.


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. 



U.S. Faculty/Staff/Professionals

If you are a U.S. citizen and faculty or staff at a U.S. institution, or professional interested in applying, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to come 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 Program Adviser Training: NAFA Pre-Conference Workshop

July 12, 2021 2:30PM - 5:00PM

Category: FPA Events

*This event is open to all FPAs. Neither NAFA membership nor conference attendance is required to attend this session*


2:30 pm – 3:30 pm ET: COVID Program Updates

Open to all  Fulbright Program Advisers (FPAs), this session will provide information pertaining to applicants and awardees impacted by the global pandemic during the 2020-2021 and 2021-2021 competition cycles. In appliable, information will also be shared regarding how the current status of the Program may impact 2022-2023 applications.


3:30pm – 5:00 pm ET: Fulbright Fundamentals

This session is designed to help new Fulbright Program Advisers (FPAs) familiarize themselves with Program basics and the major roles of the FPA. Participants will come away from this presentation with strategies for developing a Fulbright culture on campus and best practices for supporting student applicants.


Depending on interest and experience level, FPAs are invited to attend one or both sessions.

FPAs: Please log in for more detailed information.