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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 Fulbright/Graduate Studies at Greek State Universities Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
Grant Period
Fall Start
Grant Length
9 Months
Award Type
Special Study/Research
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
  • Yes
Award Profile

Up to 2 grants are available to recent university and college graduates who would like to pursue a Master’s degree offered in English at a Greek State University during academic year 2025-2026.  See "Candidate Profile" for a description of the award categories.

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
Fall 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.

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

This award supports enrollment at Master’s programs offered in English by Greek State Universities. The grant will provide up to 1500 USD in tuition and fees for studies through a Graduate Program in Greece for the first year only (2 semesters).  Other expenses for the completion of the program must be borne on the applicant.  The choice of program and discipline lies with the applicant. All fields are eligible.  Students must also be officially admitted to the Greek graduate program of their choice in order to be granted Fulbright status and benefits.  The application process is the sole responsibility of the applicant.  To find Graduate Programs taught in English at Greek State Universities visit

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 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

Fulbright Greece website

U.S. Grantee Profiles

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

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
Special Application Instructions

Open to recent U.S. college or university graduates and holders of Master's degrees only.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

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:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Letter of acceptance required prior to grant start

In order to be granted Fulbright status students must be admitted by a Graduate Program at a Greek State University by June 30, 2025.  An official admission letter by the Greek host university must be forwarded to Fulbright Greece at by this deadline. Graduate study can take place throughout Greece and regional diversity is encouraged.  Students can seek programs 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

Partial coverage of tuition and fees (up to 1500 USD) offered to U.S. Fulbright Students to attend a Graduate Program at a Greek State University.  Applies to the first year of studies only.  Subsequent semesters of study for the completion of the program along with living costs need to be covered by applicant. 

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.

1,300 monthly stipend amount in
$ [US Dollar]

A monthly maintenance allowance at $1,300.  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.

$ [US Dollar]
  • 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 NOT available

Dependents cannot accompany grantee for this grant.

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
  • Round-trip airfare up to $1,500 (for grantee only)
  • A one-time settling-in allowance at $1,200
  • A book/research materials allowance up to $350
  • A Modern Greek language lessons allowance up to $450
  • Excess baggage allowance up to $200
  • Tuition fees for host Institution (if applicable) up to $1,500 for studies through a Graduate Program in Greece for the first year only (2 semesters)
  • Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE) Health Benefit Plan
Visa/Residency Information

Candidates will work with Fulbright Greece to obtain the correct visa and necessary documentation for their arrivals. Visas to Greece for Fulbrighters 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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