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 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 review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.


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 5 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. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

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.

Columbia University, Graduate School

Fulbright Program Adviser

Sarah Jackman
Graduate Student Affairs Officer - Academic Programs
107 Low Library
535 West 116th Street
New York, New York 10027

Institution Information

Campus Deadline: September 05, 2019

Graduate and professional students (not including School of Professional Studies and Teachers College) and graduate/professional alumni who have graduated no more than 2 cycle years prior* apply through Columbia University, Graduate School. Professional students are encouraged to reach out to their school's fellowship, student affairs, career, and/or financial aid office for additional assistance before submitting the application.

To apply through Columbia University, Graduate School, please apply per usual through the Fulbright application and select "Columbia University - Graduate School" instead of "at large". You must click "submit" by the campus internal deadline, so that your application will be sent to the Fulbright Program Advisor. The FPA will review it and meet with you to discuss your application as a whole and offer feedback. You may make changes to your application up until the national deadline. 

Applications in the Creative and Performing Arts require the submission of supplementary materials (work samples) in support of the written application. Portfolios must be completed by the national deadline, not the campus internal deadline.

*Graduate/professional alumni, please be advised that we determine eligibility to apply through Columbia University, Graduate School by Fulbright cycle year. For example: if you graduated from a Columbia graduate or professional program in 2017, your cycle years of eligibility are 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. 


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