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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 Masters 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 2024.

In-Country Orientation
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 indicate how a Fulbright to Ireland fits into 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 brings 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.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
12 Months
Accepted Degree Levels
  • 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. 

Dependent financial support is NOT available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Additional Online Resources
Dublin City University :