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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.


2 Open Study/Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
September Start
Grant Length
9 Months
Award Type
Open Study/Research
Award Profile

Post is open to strong proposals in any field. Post is also interested in the proposals relating to the mission goals such as 1. Reinforcing US-Armenian Shared Values; 2. Advancing Regional and Global Security, 3. Strengthening Democracy and Civil Society, 4. Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth.

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
September Start

Grants will begin in September 2025 and end in June 2026.

Grant Length: 9 months.

Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant.  The event is organized by IIE, virtual or in-person.

The U.S. Embassy will arrange an in-country orientation with the participation of the embassy section representatives that will be relevant to the grantees' stay in the country.

Candidate Profile

Candidates at masters and doctoral levels and in all fields will be considered. Grantees will be expected to be adaptable and flexible. 


What is life like for Fulbrighters in the host country?

The U.S. Fulbright Students are normally placed in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. Many foreigners comment that Yerevan reminds them of a small-sized European city, with a population of around one million. There is enough downtown housing and many outdoor cafes, which stay open between mid-May to late October. There are several supermarkets where you can shop for food and housing amenities. There are also several malls in the city for clothing and other necessities. The cultural life is vibrant; Yerevan is home to several international festivals in film, documentaries, music, and theater; and in general, has a thriving performing arts scene. One of the fast-growing areas is the IT sector. Located in the heart of Armenia, Yerevan's location allows for regional travel both to the north and south. While many younger people understand and speak English, Russian is understood more widely.

Armenia is a safe and hospitable country. Crime is relatively low, and violent crime is sporadic. Vehicle break-ins and theft are the most common crimes. Armenia may have earthquakes and landslides. Land borders with Turkey and Azerbaijan remain closed and are patrolled by armed troops. There are ongoing tensions on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, some bordering areas in the country have increased risk after the recent hostilities.

The U.S. Fulbright Students will have to register in the Department of State STEP program. The embassy will organize an orientation meeting with the U.S. Embassy security and consular officers in September. The U.S. Fulbright Students will be in touch with the Public Engagement Specialist to receive guidance and clarifications on safety and security issues/questions. We recommend all applicants read the State Department's page on traveling to Armenia here:

Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
3 Months
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Degree Level of Applicant
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Recommended - Novice

Additional Information: Proficiency in Armenian or Russian commensurate with the proposed course of study or research is expected by the beginning date of the grant.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Independent Study/Research:
Letter recommended but not required at deadline

Applicants are encouraged to arrange affiliations and include letters of affiliation in the application. In the absence of an invitation, they may indicate preferences for affiliation, if any. Final decisions regarding placement will be made by the Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Embassy.

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

2300 monthly stipend amount in
$ [US 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.

4,600 in
$ [US Dollar]
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Housing allowance (separate from living stipend)
  • Research/Materials allowance
  • Settling in allowance
  • Local transportation allowance

Real estate companies typically charge a one-time fee, which is 50% of the rent amount, for their services.

Additional Grant Benefits
  • Diplomatic pouch
Estimated Cost of Living

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

Estimated cost of living would include the following categories (monthly): 

Living costs: $1,000

Housing: $1,200-1,500 (including utilities; note, the utilities are paid by the tenant and not included in the negotiated rent amount.)

In-country transportation: $300



Dependent financial support is NOT available
Housing Arrangements

The grantees are responsible to secure their own housing. If requested, the U.S. Embassy can provide additional guidance. 

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Hasmik Mikayelyan: