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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, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

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.

Please visit the Getting Started page for 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. Faculty/Staff/Professionals

If you are a U.S. citizen and faculty or staff at a U.S. institution, or professional interested in applying, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to come 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.


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2 Open Study/Research Awards

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

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is located in the heart of Europe, bordered by France, Germany, and Belgium. At only 999 square miles, the country is comparable in size to the smallest of U.S. states and has a population of just over 575,000. Despite a strong national identity (its national motto, "Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn," translates as "We want to remain what we are"), the country boasts a remarkably diverse, multicultural population and is home to a number of European and international political and financial institutions. Luxembourg is a trilingual country -- its official languages are French, German, and Luxembourgish -- and while most citizens speak all three languages fluently, there is no shortage of resources available in English for Fulbright grantees and their dependents. 

The Fulbright Open Study/Research award in Luxembourg consist of:

  • Full-time study or
  • Full-time research or
  • Combination of independent research and participation in a graduate degree program or other advanced courses.

Grantees are encouraged to undertake research/ enroll in a study program in any discipline.

For more information about the benefits please visit the commission’s website:

Grant Period

9 Months

Grants will follow the academic calendar, beginning in mid-September and concluding in mid-June. (Candidates wishing to begin the grant period at another time should explicitly state this in their application.) Grantees will be required to attend an in-country orientation with the Fulbright Commission in Brussels, Belgium, upon arrival in September. 

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Arrival Orientation


The mandatory orientation usually takes places the second week of September in our offices located in Brussels. We therefore highly recommend grantees to arrive earlier to organize their settlement in their host city.

Candidate Profile

Well-qualified candidates at all graduate degree levels will be considered. Candidates must be mature, self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently without supervision; preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a track record of successful independent study.

Projects can be either full-time study, full-time research, or a combination of independent research and participation in a graduate degree program or other advanced courses. Proposals are welcome from candidates in all disciplines. Proposed projects should be innovative yet feasible and should build off the candidate's overall academic education and prior work. Applicants are encouraged to visit the website of the Fulbright Commission to see examples of past successful projects.

For all awards, the Commission seeks applicants who:

  • Demonstrate professional and academic excellence;
  • Outline a strong rationale and methodology for pursuing their project in Luxembourg;
  • Possess qualities of a cultural ambassador and show genuine interest in promoting mutual understanding as a Fulbright grantee; and
  • Indicate how they will benefit the Fulbright Program in Luxembourg.

Please be aware that applicants wishing to apply for the Fulbright Schuman Award to the European Union must follow the guidelines on the E.U. Award summary page and will not be considered if they apply for an award to Luxembourg.

Accepted Degree Levels




Foreign Language Proficiency

Required - Intermediate

Foreign language proficiency in French or German commensurate with the project needs is required before the grant begins. In order to develop a feasible proposal, candidates may wish to consult with their prospective host institutions about the availability of courses and programs in English, as well as the possibility of conducting research in English.

Upon selection, some study of the local language prior to arrival is encouraged to promote deeper engagement with the host community.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Candidates are responsible for arranging their own host affiliation. While proof is not required at the time of application, preliminary contact with the host institution(s) is and preference will be given to candidates who include admission or affiliation letters in their application. Preliminary contacts with, and letters of support from host institutions are acceptable at the time of application.

Candidates should note that degrees are not normally obtainable in one year. Archives and libraries of international organizations in Luxembourg are open only to well-qualified advanced students.


U.S. students currently residing in Luxembourg are ineligible for consideration.


Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Elisabeth Bloxam