5 Fulbright/Postgraduate Open Study/Research Scholarship
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFebruary Start
Grant Length8-10 Months
The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers up to five Postgraduate Scholarships to U.S. graduate or PhD students to conduct a period of research and/or study in Australia; or to support enrolment in an Australian postgraduate program, e.g. a Master’s program. These awards are available in any field/discipline.
Candidates undertaking graduate study should commence their grants in January or February 2025. Those carrying out research must commence their grants at the start of the university year in January or February 2025 with the specific start date agreed upon by both grantee and host institution (as early as July 2024 in some cases - by approval only.)
Fulbright offers an in-person Orientation program in late February.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Letter of acceptance required prior to grant start
Master's candidates are not required to have secured affiliation at the time of application but should include some discussion on their ideal top 1-3 institution(s)/degree program(s) in the project statement. Securing admission at an institution is the responsibility of the applicant after the results of their Fulbright application has been announced.
Research candidates must secure affiliation at the time of application and include a letter of invitation from the proposed host with the application.
Please note that the waiving of tuition fees is at the discretion of the University and candidates are responsible for negotiating fee waivers directly with the corresponding institutions. Tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change, and vary with each institution. In the event a waiver is not granted, candidates should be aware that the Fulbright grant does not cover the cost of tuition fees and is for travel and stipend only.
Dependents (spouse and/or children under 18) are eligible on the required visa for entry into Australia.
Special Application Information
Candidates who are recommended for final review by the Fulbright Commission in Australia may be contacted for 20-30 minute interviews via Zoom or phone.