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 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 review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

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 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. 

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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. 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.

Australia

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6 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
10 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers up to 6 Postgraduate Scholarships to U.S. graduate or PhD students to conduct a period of research and/or study in Australia; or to support enrolment in an Australian Postgraduate program, e.g. a Master’s program. These awards are available in any field/discipline.

Grant Period

10 Months

* 8-10 months

Candidates undertaking graduate study should commence their grants in January or February 2021. Those carrying out research must commence their grants at the start of the university year in January or February 2021 with the specific start date agreed upon by both grantee and host institution. (July 2020 in some cases - by approval only)

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes

Affiliation

Masters seeking candidates are not required to have secured affiliation at the time of application but should include some discussion on their ideal top 1-3 institution(s)/degree program(s) in the project statement. Securing admission at an institution is the responsibility of the applicant after the results of their Fulbright application has been announced.

Research candidates must secure affiliation at the time of application and include a letter of invitation from the proposed host with the application. 

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

As Above

Ineligibility

  • Applicants currently residing in Australia (or those who will be living there during the 2019-2020 academic year) will not be considered.
  • Individuals with dual U.S.-Australian citizenship are not eligible.

Special Application Information

Candidates who are recommended for final review by the Fulbright Commission in Australia may be contacted for 20-30 minute interviews via Zoom or phone.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Scholarships Team