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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 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.


Fulbright / Arabic Language Study Grants at CAASIC NEW

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
September Start
Grant Length
9 Months
Award Type
Special Study/Research
Award Profile


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the Center for Advanced Arabic Study in Cairo (CAASIC) are announcing a forthcoming Arabic language award to Egypt for the 2024-25 application cycle. Applicants will not be able to apply for the award during this 2023-2024 application cycle. However, the award is being announced at this time because components of the CAASIC application process must be completed prior to the opening of the 2024-2025 Fulbright U.S. Student application in Spring of 2023. A detailed application timeline can be found below. Candidates should assess the timeline and consider the long-term fit of their academic career.

CAASIC is an intensive Arabic language program designed for students from the United States with high levels of Arabic proficiency to come to the American University in Cairo (AUC) to advance their Arabic language fluency. This program offers a rigorous academic and immersive experience in the culture of Egypt and the Middle East. 

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants to successful candidates who are selected for the CAASIC program and meet the eligibility and selection requirements of the Fulbright Program.   

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
September Start


  1. The CAASIC program application deadline: mid-February 2023
  2. The CAASIC program acceptance emails: April 2023
  3. Fulbright U.S. Student Competition opens March 31, 2023
  4. Fulbright U.S. Student Competition closes mid-October 2023
  5. Fulbright U.S. Student Program selection for Egypt: June/July 2024
  6. Grant start date: September 2024
  7. Grant end date: May 2025


In-Country Orientation

No in-person Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO). However, the Fulbright Commission in Egypt will schedule a Virtual Pre-Departure Orientation (VPDO). Grantees will also receive pre-departure material prior to arrival. 

Candidate Profile

Program candidates should be advanced Arabic language learners who have successfully completed their undergraduate studies, meet the CAASIC language proficiency requirements, and are currently pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees at U.S. universities.

Candidates interested in this grant opportunity must apply for the CAASIC Fall and Spring 9-months program option through the following link:

Applicants must provide a well-thought-out career plan and demonstrate knowledge and interest in Egypt, the Arabic language, and/or the MENA region. Moreover, the program is a good fit for individuals who demonstrate sensitivity to the current geopolitical situation in the region and who are committed to mutual understanding and cultural exchange that embody the spirit of the Fulbright Program. 


Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
  • Meet the Fulbright U.S. Student Eligibility Requirements 
  • Provide letter of acceptance from CAASIC (Fall and Spring 9-months program option) for the academic year 2023-2024. 

For details regarding the eligibility requirements of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, please visit: 

For details regarding the eligibility requirements for the CAASIC program, please visit: 


Accepted Degree Levels
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Required - Advanced
Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Letter required at deadline

At the time of applying to the CAASIC program, the application available on the AUC website will be for the AY2023-2024 program competition. Therefore, applicants may include the acceptance letter to the CAASIC 2023-2024 nine-month (Fall plus Spring semesters) program in their Fulbright AY2024-2025 application or alternatively inform CAASIC that they are applying for Fulbright funding for AY2024-2025 and request an acceptance letter for the following year. Either acceptance letter is acceptable as part of the Fulbright application.


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

All housing must be approved by the Fulbright Commission and the U.S. Embassy's Regional Security Officer.

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