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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.

European Union

1 Fulbright-Schuman Antall József Brussels Award

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
Fall Start
Award Profile

The Fulbright-Schuman Program, administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America, Belgium and Luxembourg, is jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. The latter funds projects exclusively dealing with U.S.-EU relations, EU institutions, or EU policy. Awards are available to American students and professionals, including professionals in training – decision-makers, policy-makers, individuals in industry, the media, politics, academia, and public administration – who wish to study, research, or lecture on a topic relevant to U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions.

The Fulbright-Schuman Antall József Brussels Award will provide a grant for research based at the Brussels office of the Antall József Knowledge Centre. The Brussels Office of Antall József Knowledge Centre represents the political, economic, and cultural philosophy of József Antall, Hungary’s first democratically-elected Prime Minister after the fall of Communism and an advocate for Hungary's ascension to both the European Union and NATO. The aim of the Brussels Office is to preserve this pro-European and pro-Transatlantic legacy, as well as his belief in participatory democracy and freedom, while also emphasizing the importance of learning the lessons of history and promoting future progress. The Fulbright-Schuman Antall József fellow will undertake a large-scale research project that is congruent with the Centre’s fields of interest but also features a perspective unique to the fellow due to their academic background. The fellow will also have opportunities to take part in the daily activities of the Centre’s Brussels Office. S/he will develop one or more policy papers, which will analyze through theory, practice, and multidisciplinary perspectives an international issue relevant to the European Union, with an additional preferred focus on the Central European region. S/he may choose to focus on foreign policy, security and defense policy, or another field of international relations connected to European Affairs and/or Visegrad countries’ policies.

Grant Period
Fall Start

The standard grant is for a duration of between 6 and 9 months. Grants will follow the academic calendar, beginning in mid-September 2022 and concluding in mid-June 2023 (Candidates wishing to begin the grant period at another time should explicitly state this in their application).

In-Country Orientation

Prior to departure, the Fulbright Commission will organize a virtual pre-departure orientation for Fulbright grantees to Belgium and Luxembourg. In addition, grantees will be required to attend an in-country orientation with the Fulbright Commission in Brussels, Belgium, upon arrival in September. 

Candidate Profile

Applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students, or recent graduates at accredited, four-year undergraduate colleges or universities. Applicants must have excellent academic record.

Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required
Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research: Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment: No
Letter recommended at deadline

Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliation with the Antall József Office in Brussels, but a letter of affiliation is not required by the time of the application deadline. If applicants can obtain letters of affiliation in advance of the application deadline, please include them. If this is not possible at the time of application, applicants can provide a letter when awarded a grant.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Housing Arrangements

Fulbright grantees are responsible for arranging their own housing in Belgium. Most Fulbright grantees choose to live in affordable shared accommodation with graduate students or young professionals. The Fulbright Commission will provide grantees with advice and a list of resources prior to arrival; additional support in finding housing may be provided by the grantee's host institution. 


Dual citizens of this country are eligible

Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant

Dependent support is not available
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