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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. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

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 PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant 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 CIES.

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 or Student Program.


2 Fulbright/IE University Award for International MBA and/or Tech MBA

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
August Start
Award Profile

Up to two awards for the following full-time master's programs at IE Business School:

  • International MBA
  • Tech 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 and Tech MBA programs, 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 months. From August 2022 to July 2023
  • Intake: September 2022
  • 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: 71,000 EUR (these are tuition fees for 2020-2021). Fees may vary for the 2022-2023 academic year)
  • Link to Program's website in English:
  • IE Admissions Team – International MBA:

Tech MBA

Grant Period
August Start

Grant Length: 11.5 Months

Grants will begin on August 15, 2022 and end on July 31, 2023.

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 2022.

Candidate Profile
  • Minimum of three years of full-time work experience
  • 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.
  • The International MBA is open to graduate students from all academic and professional backgrounds.
  • The Tech MBA is open to graduate students from STEM academic backgrounds with work experience in any field who can demonstrate their passion for technology.
Accepted Degree Levels
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 intending to pursue the International MBA Bilingual.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research: No
Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes
Letter recommended at deadline

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.

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, 2022. Applicants are encouraged to apply to their chosen Master’s program at IE as soon as possible. The IE Admissions email suffices as proof of admission.

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

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Tuition covered in grant benefits

IE provides full tuition waivers for Fulbright grantees.

These Awards are co-sponsored by the IE Foundation.

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.


Dual citizens of this country are not eligible

Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant

Candidates may not reside in Spain at the time of application or during the academic year prior to the grant. A study abroad semester or year in Spain as part of undergraduate studies is not considered residency in Spain.

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.

Dependent support is not available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact