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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.If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. college or university, you will apply through that institution, even if you are not currently a resident there. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

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.


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. 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

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.


1 Fulbright/Western Sydney University Scholarship in the Arts, Environment, & Public Health

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
February Start
Grant Length
8-10 Months
Award Type
Open Study/Research
Specialized Grant Types
  • Arts
  • Science/Public Health
  • Environmental
Award Profile

Established in 1989, Western Sydney University (WSU) “brings knowledge to life” in the education of students for employment, the application of research to contemporary problems, and mutually enriching partnerships with local schools, organisations, businesses, and community groups.

The Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship funded by Western Sydney University will attract a diverse range of exceptional applicants who have recently completed their undergraduate studies and who are seeking to undertake 8-10 months of study/research in an area of focus for the University. Candidates can consider Master's programs at the University but tuition funding is not guaranteed.  

Grant Length
8-10 Months
Grant Period
February Start

Candidates must commence their grants at the start of the university year in January or February 2026 with the specific start date agreed upon by both grantee and host institution (as early as July 2025 in some cases - by approval only.)

In-Country Orientation

Fulbright offers an in-person Orientation program in late February. 

Candidate Profile

Fulbright Australia has a preference for applicants who have not received a previous Fulbright award.

What is life like for Fulbrighters in the host country?

Life as a Fulbright Scholar in Australia is a dynamic fusion of academic excellence and cultural immersion. From the sun-kissed shores of Sydney to the rugged landscapes of the Outback, each day brings new adventures. Engaging with top-notch scholars and researchers broadens perspectives while fostering intellectual growth. Embracing the laid-back Aussie lifestyle, weekends might include surfing at Bondi Beach or exploring the ancient wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. The vibrant multicultural atmosphere encourages collaboration and understanding, enriching both academic pursuits and personal experiences. With every moment spent in Australia, our Fulbright Scholars discover the beauty of diversity and the boundless possibilities of exploration.


Your adventure awaits Down Under!

Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
6 Months
Dual citizens of this country are NOT eligible
Degree Level of Applicant
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Special Application Instructions

Applicants must select "Western Sydney University" in the Award Name field of the application.

Candidates who are recommended for final review by the Fulbright Commission in Australia may be contacted for 20-30 minute interviews via video conference.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required
Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Independent Study/Research:
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Letter of acceptance required prior to grant start

Applicants seeking to complete research at WSU should include a letter of invitation with their application. Master's candidates do not need to secure admission as part of their applications but should include a letter from WSU inviting the applicant to apply for the award. 

Visit the WSU award page for more information.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition not covered in grant benefits

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.

Award Benefits
  • A stipend broadly based on the cost of living in the host country. These funds may be used by the grantee to support housing, meals, and incidental costs during the grant period.
  • International travel benefits
  • Accident & sickness health benefits
  • 24/7 mental health support line for urgent and non-urgent situations
  • 12 months of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status within the federal government
Stipend Amount

This is an estimated amount and is subject to change. The financial terms of the grant will be confirmed in the grant document issued after selection.

$3,939.30 monthly stipend amount in
$ [Australian Dollar]
One-Time Allowances

This is an estimated amount and is subject to change. The financial terms of the grant will be confirmed in the grant document issued after selection.

$ [Australian Dollar]
  • Settling in allowance

Settling in allowance:  $3,602

International travel allowance:  $3,939

Dependent allowance:  up to $5,628

Estimated Cost of Living

Consider using cost of living comparison websites to gain a better understanding of the potential costs in your host country.

Dependent financial support is available

Dependents (spouse and/or children under 18) are eligible on the required visa for entry into Australia.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Scholarships Team: