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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. 

FPA

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.

Australia

6 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
Spring Start
Award Profile

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers up to six 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.

Grant Period
Spring Start

* 8-10 months

Candidates undertaking graduate study should commence their grants in January or February 2023. Those carrying out research must commence their grants at the start of the university year in January or February 2023 with the specific start date agreed upon by both grantee and host institution. (July 2022 in some cases - by approval only)

Orientation
In-Country Orientation
Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required
Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research: Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes
Affiliation
Letter required for independent research at deadline

Masters seeking 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. 

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

This award does not cover the cost of tuition fees and is for travel and monthly stipend only.

Eligibility

Dual citizens of this country are not eligible

Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant

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.

Dependents
Dependent support is not available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact