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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.


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 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.


2 Master's Degree Program Awards: Taipei Medical University Awards in Mind, Brain, and Consciousness NEW

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
September Start
Award Profile

Awards are available to pursue a full-time Master’s degree in Mind, Brain, and Consciousness at Taipei Medical University (TMU). The program is taught in English.

TMU has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for six decades. It is an integrated educational system combining teaching, research, industry-university cooperation, and clinical service.

The Graduate Institute of Mind, Brain and Consciousness (GIMBC) conducts experimental work on the neuroscience of consciousness and cognition. GIMBC conducts research at multiple levels (healthy, diseased, animal and computational work), and is equipped with EEG, fMRI/MRS, TMS, tDCS, SCR, VR, eye tracker, and driving simulator. Research topics span across philosophy, cognitive psychology and neuroscience, such as neuro-ethics, attention and memory, sleep, mindfulness, selfhood, circadian rhythms and mood, and social cognition. With close ties with TMU’s three affiliated hospitals – TMU Hospital, Wan Fang Medical Center, and Shuang Ho Hospital – GIMBC also conducts research in neurological and psychiatric populations, including research on bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s disease.

As TMU rises in global and Asia rankings, it builds on a strong performance record in the QS World University rankings. Essential Science Indicators (ESI) recognizes the outstanding performance of the eight disciplines (Neuroscience & Behavior, Social Science-General, Clinical Medicine, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Biology & Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Immunology, and Agricultural Science) in TMU as the top 1% in medical fields worldwide. With a very well-received five-year development proposal, TMU was awarded the Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Sprout Project, with special annual funding to support TMU’s education and research portfolio.

The award is co-sponsored by Taipei Medical University.

Grant Period
September Start

The grant is initially awarded for 12 months; renewal for the second year is dependent upon the grantee’s academic success with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.

Grants begin in September, 2022 prior to the FSE Welcome Reception (usually the Friday after Labor Day).

In-Country Orientation

The post-arrival orientation will be held usually the Friday after Labor Day.

Candidate Profile

Candidates must have received a Bachelor's degree prior to enrollment and intend to pursue a two-year Master’s degree. Strong academic credentials in their area of specialization are expected. A good capacity for studying and living in a cross-cultural setting is necessary. Grantees cannot be accompanied by dependents.

Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

A working knowledge of Mandarin or Taiwanese is useful, but not required. Mandarin study in Taiwan is highly encouraged.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research: No
Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes
No affiliation letter required

No letter of affiliation is required upon application. Candidates must be accepted by both the Fulbright Commission in Taiwan and the university program.

A separate application to the university is required. Applicants not only have to apply to the Fulbright award, but also MUST be accepted by the university. Please look up and respect the program application deadline for the university program.

Once a Fulbright Finalist gains admission to the master’s degree program, a copy of the admission letter must be provided to the Commission.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Tuition covered in grant benefits

The grant provides recipients with full tuition support at Taipei Medical University, student dormitory, round trip airfare, a monthly living allowance, and national health insurance as long as the candidate maintains satisfactory academic standards. Tuition waivers for the number of credits required for graduation are granted to graduate students. Students may enroll for additional credits, but they will be responsible for the added tuition and fees. Please visit the Fulbright Taiwan website for more financial information.


Dual citizens of this country are not eligible

Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant

  • Candidates currently residing in Taiwan (or those who will be living there during the 2021-2022 academic year) will not be considered.
  • A candidate who has lived outside the United States for five or more consecutive years in the six-year –period preceding the date of application will be ineligible.
  • Individuals with dual U.S.-Taiwan citizenship or permanent residency are not eligible.

Special Application Instructions

Applicants must select “Taipei Medical University Award” in the Award Name field of the application.

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