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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/University College Dublin 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

Grantee may pursue a taught Master's Program that builds on previous academic work or assists in future academic study at University College Dublin which is ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide.  UCD is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities where undergraduate and education, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic continuum of activity. UCD was established in 1854 by John Henry Newman whose classic work The Idea of a University is one of the most enduring texts on the value of higher education.  With over 5,000 international students from over 100 countries and over 250 exchange partners, UCD is Ireland's most globally-networked university. UCD is Ireland's largest university with a purpose-built modern campus, minutes from Dublin city center.

Grant Length
10 Months
Grant Period
Fall Start

Commencing 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 and feasible methodology for pursuing a degree at University College Dublin 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 project / 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 academic / cultural 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 UCD MA Grant from the drop down menu.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Additional Information: Language is English unless student is planning to enroll on the MA in Modern Languages.  Applicants for the MA in Modern Languages must confirm the requirements for language proficiency with the University. 

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 Colleges at University College Dublin, as per UCD's admissions procedures. Applicants are not expected to have a letter of admission at time of application but should indicate which UCD program they are applying to in their applications.  Final offers will be subject to admission by UCD. The Fulbright Commission can assist with / advise on this process but applicants should make initial enquiries with UCD prior to contacting the Commission:

UCD College of Arts and Humanities

UCD College of Business

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

UCD College of Science

Program Exclusions: Scholarship awards are applicable to full time Masters programs. This excludes the MBA program in the Smurfit School of Business, all joint Master's programs, clinical programs, online programs and the MSc in Digital Investigation & Forensic Computing.

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

Tuition University College Dublin has agreed tuition waivers for Fulbright grantees enrolled on a taught Master's Programs in one of the Colleges identified above.

Benefits: Maximum stipend of €15,000.

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
University of College Dublin Website: