2024-2025 competition is closed. 2025-2026 competition will open on April 2, 2024

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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 fulbrightscholars.org.

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/IE University Award for International MBA

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
Grant Period
August Start
Grant Length
11.5 Months
Award Type
Special Study/Research
Specialized Grant Types
  • Business
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
  • Yes
Award Profile

Up to two awards for the following full-time masters program at IE Business School:

  • International MBA



IE Business School, fully accredited by the three leading accreditation agencies in the management education arena - AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA -, is one of the world’s leading business schools. IE has a multilingual and multicultural student body that comprises students from more than 70 nationalities.

Upon successful completion of the International MBA program, graduates will receive a private diploma from IE Business School. In addition, students are entitled to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of these Master's Programs and fulfillment of applicable requirements.


International MBA

  • School: IE Business School
  • Length: 11.5.  From September 2024 to July 2025.
  • Intake: September 2024
  • Language: The program can be taken entirely in English, in Spanish, or in both languages. Fulbright candidates may enroll either in the International MBA English or the International MBA Español
  • Tuition fees: 82,000 EUR (these are tuition fees for 2023-2024). Fees may vary for the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Link to Program's website in English: https://www.ie.edu/business-school/programs/mba/international-mba
  • IE Admissions Team – International MBA (IMBAdmissions@ie.edu)
Grant Length
11.5 Months
Grant Period
August Start
Grant Length: 11.5 months

Grantees may only join in the September 2024 intake.

In-Country Orientation

All Fulbright Spain student grantees are required to attend a mandatory orientation which will take place during the second week of September 2024.

Candidate Profile

Successful candidates demonstrate a combination of the capabilities and drive that a one-year MBA requires, together with an understanding of IE's core values and global mindset. Candidates should have a minimum of three years of full-time work experience.

The International MBA is open to graduate students from all academic and professional backgrounds.

Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Dual citizens of this country are NOT eligible
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
3 Months

Candidates may not reside in Spain at the time of application or during the academic year prior to the grant. Study abroad in Spain as part of undergraduate studies is not considered residency in Spain. However, other full-time studies at an institution based in Spain or participation in an auxiliar de conversación program are considered residency in Spain.

Degree Level of Applicant
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
Special Application Instructions

In your Fulbright online application, for Award Name, please select the specific award you are applying for from the drop down menu.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Required - Novice

However, please note that an advanced level of Spanish will need to be accredited by any candidate who is not a native Spanish speaker and intends to pursue the International MBA Español.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Letter of acceptance required prior to grant start

To be considered for any of these Awards, two separate applications are required:

  1. Applicants must apply for the Fulbright Award through the Fulbright online application system
  2. Applicants must also apply for admission to their chosen Master's program directly to IE University. More information on the IE admissions process can be found at https://www.ie.edu/business-school/

Applicants are not required to have a letter of admission/affiliation at the time of the Fulbright application, but awards are made conditional upon admission to the Master's program of choice at IE no later than February 15, 2024. Applicants are encouraged to apply to their chosen Master’s program at IE as soon as possible.

IE will notify Fulbright directly of all semi finalists who have been accepted to IE by the February 15th deadline.

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

IE provides full tuition waivers for Fulbright grantees.

These Awards are co-sponsored by the IE Foundation.

Dependent financial support is NOT available
Housing Arrangements

All Fulbright Spain grantees are required to arrange their own housing. The Commission provides ample resources to aid in the housing search in Spain, including two webinars prior to departure.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Academic Advising Office: informacion@fulbright.es
Additional Online Resources
IE Business School: https://www.ie.edu/business-school/
IE Admissions Office -- International MBA: mailto:IMBAdmissions@ie.edu