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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.


1 Fulbright/Dublin City University Taught Master's Program Award

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

The grantee may pursue a taught Master's Program that builds on previous academic work or assists in future academic study at Dublin City University (DCU), which is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with a mission to transform lives and societies through its education, research and innovation. Situated on an 85 acre campus three miles north of Dublin's city center and 15-mins drive from Dublin airport, DCU delivers more than 120 programs to over 16,000 students each year. DCU's excellence in education and research is recognised internationally, and it is ranked among the top 50 young universities worldwide (QS Top 50 under 50, 2015).

Grant Length
10 Months
Grant Period
Fall Start

Commences in September 2025.

In-Country Orientation

Orientation typically takes place in October once the majority of grantees are in-country.

Candidate Profile

The Commission is seeking applicants who:

  1. Possess excellence (academically, personally, professionally, creatively);
  2. Demonstrate leadership experience, attributes and, or potential;
  3. Outline a strong rationale for pursuing a degree at DCU that indicates how a Fulbright to Ireland fits into their longer term goals;
  4. Demonstrate the benefit of becoming a Fulbrighter; to themselves (personally and professionally), to their discipline, to society, to Ireland, to the Fulbright Program/Commission and to the U.S. when they return;
  5. Extend themselves beyond their studies to become actively involved in Irish society and the work of the Fulbright Commission.  The Commission is keen to support projects that bring awardees into contact with a wide range of stakeholders, particularly outside of academia, to maximize their exchange experience and to raise awareness of the Fulbright Program in Ireland.
What is life like for Fulbrighters in the host country?

Ireland is a friendly, engaging and vibrant country with centuries of U.S. interaction as part of its DNA. As an increasingly diverse society with a highly educated workforce, competitive educational system and millennia of culture, it is a popular choice for U.S. Student applicants.

Higher education in Ireland is provided by 12 universities, 2 Institutes of Technology, and a number of specialist colleges in art, business, law, music, medicine and theology. There are also a significant number of well-funded research centres and cultural institutions that may be considered as host options.

Irish colleges typically operate on a two-semester academic year: September to December and January to May. Further information on higher education in Ireland can be found here.

Most Higher Education Institutions are supported by the Irish government. For example, universities and Institutes of technology receive more than 90 percent of their income from the state. The Irish government has invested 2.5 billion euro establishing advanced centres of research, and world-class research facilities and programs that are an attractive destination for international exchange visitors.

Fulbright Alumni cite the following advantages associated with coming to Ireland: English-speaking; very welcoming; family-friendly; safe; intellectually challenging; culturally rich and diverse; and accessible. Please see the Commission’s Coming to Ireland page for more information and resources. Helpful advice on living and studying in Ireland can also be found on the official website of the Government of Ireland here.

Please contact the Fulbright Commission in Ireland via email at – Irish Fulbright Commission

For further information on Fulbright Alumni, please see the Alumni Directory here. A complete list of Fulbright Campus Ambassadors is also available to search and view.




Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
12 Months
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Degree Level of Applicant
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Special Application Instructions

In the Fulbright online application, for Award Name please select DCU MA Grant from the drop down menu.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Additional Information: Applicants for the MA in Translation Studies must provide evidence that they have achieved level C1 or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages for their chosen language. Specific evidence of English language competence is required for all non-native-speakers of English.

Fluency in Irish is a requirement for applicants for postgraduate programmes where the language of instruction is Irish. These include the MSc i nGnó agus i dTeicneolaíocht an Eolais, the MA sa Ghaeilge (Sochaí agus Teanga), and the Taught MA in Humanities (Gaeilge). Applicants to these programs may be required to take a short Irish test prior to being offered a place.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Letter should not be sought

Applicants will need to apply for admission to a taught Master's Program offered by one of the following 5 faculties at Dublin City University as per DCU's admissions procedures. Applicants are not expected to have a letter of admission/affiliation at the time of application, but should indicate which DCU program to which they are applying in their applications. Final offers will be subject to admission by DCU.  The Fulbright Commission can assist with/advise on this process but applicants should make initial enquiries with DCU prior to contacting the Commission:

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition offered at discretion of host university/Award

Dublin City University has agreed to waive tuition for Fulbright grantees enrolled on a taught Master's Program in one of the schools identified above. For programs not specific to these schools, or run collaboratively with internal or external partners, the Commission will explore a waiver for the successful grantee. If a waiver is not offered, the grantee is responsible for any tuition costs. 


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.

1650 to 1750 monthly stipend amount in
€ [Euro]
Estimated Cost of Living

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

The estimated monthly cost of living is €1750 to €2000.

Dependent financial support is NOT available

Dependents are not permitted to accompany applicants on grant.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Additional Online Resources
Dublin City University :