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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.


5 Open Study/Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
September Start
Grant Length
6-9 Months
Award Type
Open Study/Research
Award Profile

Up to 5 grants are available to recent university and college graduates, Master’s and Ph.D. level students who would like to conduct independent research during academic year 2025-2026.  See "Candidate Profile" for a description of the award categories.

Grant Length
6-9 Months
Grant Period
September Start

The official start date for U.S. Fulbright Student Research Grants in Greece is September 15.  All grants need to conclude by end of June. Six-month grant terms are available for Ph.D. candidates and independent arts/cultural projects.

Grant Length: 6-9 months.


In-Country Orientation

Grantees are required to participate in a two-day orientation program organized by the Fulbright Foundation in Greece in late September 2025 and a seminar in Spring 2026.

Candidate Profile

Fulbright Greece will award up to five grants to a) recent college/university graduates, b) students pursuing a Master’s degree and c) Ph.D. candidates.  Applications will be considered from well-qualified students in all fields and at all degree levels that require minimal supervision. The Fulbright Foundation especially encourages applications for research in: environmental and sustainability studies, marine sciences, STEM fields, STEAM education, negotiation and conflict management/human rights, technology in the arts and education, agriculture, political science, transportation science, climate and climate diplomacy, renewable resources and energy. Art projects require an academic affiliation with a Greek state university or an art public benefit organization. Graduate level students of classical, Byzantine and contemporary Greece who wish to conduct research at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) are also welcome to apply. Students must file a separate application to the ASCSA in addition to their Fulbright application.

U.S. Grantee Profiles

What is life like for Fulbrighters in the host country?

The Fulbright Student Program is an important component of the Fulbright Foundation's mission to bring outstanding U.S. students from a wide variety of disciplines to Greek institutions of higher learning and state or private organizations in order to promote cultural and educational ties between the two countries through scholarly interaction and collaboration.

Facts about Greece and the Greek Educational System are available here

U.S. Fulbrighters to Greece share their testimonies and impact of the Fulbright program
U.S. Grantees Speak
U.S. Alumni Speak
Alumni Impact

Fulbright Greece website

Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Degree Level of Applicant
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Additional Information: Independent research projects with minimal support from local English speaking hosts may require a good command of the Greek language. Some study of Modern Greek prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.  During their grant term in Greece, students will be provided with a small stipend for Greek language lessons.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Independent Study/Research:
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline

Applicants are required to secure affiliation(s) in Greece and submit letters of invitation/affiliation indicating name/position of host and details on collaborating educational/cultural organization/institution.  Projects must be well formulated and achievable under the guidance of an adviser/mentor at an educational, cultural, or government institution. 

The Fulbright Foundation in Greece can assist candidates with affiliations but it is up to the candidate to secure a host institution/organization. Placements take place throughout Greece and regional diversity is encouraged.  Students can seek affiliations here

The Fulbright Foundation in Greece reserves the right to interview finalists via an online platform or by telephone.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition covered in grant benefits

Associate Membership fees (up to 1000 USD) for a grantee affiliated with the American School of Classical Studies (ASCSA) may also be provided.

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.

1300 monthly stipend amount in
$ [US Dollar]

A monthly maintenance allowance at $1,300 increased by $150 per dependent and for up to two dependents.  In addition, a one-time settling in allowance at $1,200 is provided at the beginning of the grant.

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.

  • Excess baggage fees
  • Language training allowance
  • Research/Materials allowance
  • Settling in allowance

Details are provided under Grant Benefits

Additional Grant Benefits

Fulbright Greece provides a variety of cultural and networking opportunities to grantees throughout the year.  Two highlight events are:  a) The Spring Get Together where U.S. Fulbright scholars and students meet in early Spring to discuss about their research and to engage with each other and b) the Annual Fulbright Reception in mid-June honoring U.S. and Greek Fulbrighters and supporters of Fulbright Greece.

Estimated Cost of Living

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

Housing expenses range from 600-1000 USD (studio apartment) to 800-1500 USD for 2-3 bedroom apartments per month depending on location. These rates are for furnished apartments and include basic utilities. Quality fresh produce, groceries and other types of food can be found at reasonable prices. Eating out can be fairly inexpensive. Local transportation in major cities is not expensive (Metro, tram, buses and cabs).

Dependent financial support is available

Increase of monthly maintenance allowance by 150 USD for up to two dependents.

Housing Arrangements

Grantees are responsible for arranging their own accommodation in Greece.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Grant Benefits

Fulbright Greece offers the following benefits

  • A monthly maintenance allowance at $1,300 increased by $150 per dependent and for up to two dependents
  • Round-trip airfare up to $1,500 (for grantee only)
  • A one-time settling-in allowance at $1,200 (for grantee only)
  • A book/research materials allowance up to $350 (for grantee only)
  • A Modern Greek language lessons allowance up to $450 (for grantee only)
  • Excess baggage allowance up to $200 (for grantee only)
  • Tuition fees for Associate Membership with the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) up to $1000 (if applicable and for grantee only)
  • Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE) Health Benefit Plan
Visa Requirements

Candidates will work with Fulbright Greece to obtain the correct visa and necessary documentation for their arrivals. Visas to Greece for Fulbrighters and their dependents are provided free of charge. This type of visa is also a residence permit which covers the total grant period and allows for travel in and out of Greece and the Schengen Treaty Area.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Nicholas Tourides, Educational Advisor/American Program Coordinator:
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