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1 Fulbright Global and International Studies Master's at Universidad de Salamanca

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

One award is available to pursue a full-time Master's degree in Global and International Studies (MGIS) at the Universidad de Salamanca (USAL), one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Spain. USAL has a multilingual and multicultural student body with more than 10,000 international students who go to Salamanca every year. The city is a fundamentally university-focused city in which more than forty thousand students live as part of a population of one hundred and seventy thousand inhabitants. As detailed on the USAL website, the program includes diverse but complementary components. 1) Academic offerings: three cutting-edge Master's programs with international faculty members, including several prestigious American professors and practitioners, together with their Spanish and other European colleagues. 2) An ambitious internship program that provides professional opportunities both in Europe and Washington, D.C. 3) A think-tank that will not only generate innovative ideas, but also forge connections with real-world projects beyond the walls of the university. Several former foreign ministers and ambassadors, along with the former president of the European Parliament, Josep Borrell, have already joined the team. 

This award is co-sponsored by the USAL. 

Grant Period

9 Months

Nine to ten months from September 2019 to May 2020.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

The MSGIS program is open to graduate students with diverse academic backgrounds. The screening committee values previous experience in the fields of Law, Political Science, History, Sociology, Security, International Organizations and Global Economy. 

Accepted Degree Levels



Foreign Language Proficiency

Required - Novice

Additional Information: Classes will be taught in English, and the students must complete all written and oral assignments in English. 

Some proficiency in Spanish is recommended for daily life. English is not widely spoken in Salamanca, especially among middle-aged and older people. The Global and International Studies Program is partnered with the Office International Studies, one of the best Spanish-language training programs in Spain, and is available to students who wish to develop their language skills in Spanish. 

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: No

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Applicants are required to submit two seperate applications; they must apply both for a Fulbright award and for admission to the MGIS. 

More information on the MGIS admission process can be found at

Applicants are not expected to have a letter of admission/affiliation at the time of Fulbright application, but awards are made conditional upon acceptance by MGIS/USAL no later than Februrary 15, 2019. 

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

USAL provides full tuition waiver for the Fulbright grantee. 


Please note that candidates with dual U.S./Spanish citizenship, or candidates who are residing in Spain at the time of application, or anytime thereafter, are not eligible for the Fulbright program in Spain. 

Special Application Instructions

In you Embark on-line application, Question #22 Special Opportunity please select International Studies MA from the drop down menu. 


Limited dependent support is available. 


Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Academic Advising Office

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