Fulbright U.S. Student Program


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3 Fulbright-Lappeenranta University of Technology Graduate Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
9 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

Up to three awards are offered to pursue a Master’s Degree Program in the field of business or technology at the Lappeenranta University of Technology. In the absence of suitable candidates, Master's-level non-degree students and academically talented doctoral students may also be considered. Please see more information on the Lappeenranta University of Technology academic programs at the university website.

Grant Period

9 Months

In addition, the grantee will be eligible, free of charge, to participate in a Fulbright Finland Foundation pre-approved summer school in Finland consisting of courses on Finnish language, culture and society, pending availability of suitable programs.

There is a mandatory in-country orientation at the end of August. 

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

The Fulbright student award competition is open to U.S. students who hold at least a Bachelor's degree. Academically talented graduating seniors may also apply before having the degree in hand.

The grant is intended primarily for students who wish to complete a full Master’s degree at Lappeenranta University of Technology. Also other students, such as academically talented doctoral students and Master’s degree exchange students (nondegree students) will be considered for the grant.

Accepted Degree Levels




Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Finnish or Swedish language proficiency is not required unless it is needed to successfully complete the project/ study plan. Applicants do not necessarily need Finnish or Swedish in order to be able to study in Finland.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Candidates are responsible for establishing contact and securing an affiliation with Lappeenranta University of Technology and are required to apply independently for admission to the university, and comply with their application deadlines. It is highly recommended that the candidate submit evidence of secured affiliation with their grant application. University admission guidelines can be found at the university websites or by contacting the International Coordinator at the school or department to which you wish to apply.

Please see further instructions on the letter of affiliation for degree seeking students at the Finnish Fulbright Commission website at www.fulbright.fi/en/graduate-studies-and-research/1-completing-full-graduate-degree-program-finland-degree-student.

Please see also more information on the Lappeenranta University of Technology academic programs at the university website.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

Please see more details on the cost of study in Finland and the university provided scholarships at the Study in Finland website.


Candidates currently residing in Finland are not eligible for consideration.

Special Application Instructions

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Award Name please select Lappeenranta Univ. of Tech Grant from the drop down menu to be considered for this award.


Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website


Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

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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 would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.


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 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for 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

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would 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.