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.


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. 



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.


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3 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
10 Months
Grant Period

10 Months

September through late June. Fulbright grants will begin between August 2020 and March 2021, subject to the approval of the U.S. Embassy in Muscat. 

Pre-Departure Orientation


All grantees are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation in the United States in the summer of 2020 as a condition of their grants.

Accepted Degree Levels




Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Intermediate

Additional Information: A level of proficiency in Arabic sufficient to carry out the proposed research is preferred. English is the medium of instruction in all private and government colleges and universities. Courses in the Colleges of Arts, Education, and Islamic Sciences are taught in Arabic.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


It is strongly recommended that applicants identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and that they include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. However, the U.S. Embassy in Muscat makes the final arrangements in placing grantees at the appropriate academic institution. All host affiliations must be approved by the Government of Oman's Ministry of Foreign Affairs; as such, the selection process for Oman may require additional time.

Field of Study Restrictions

Proposals in all fields are welcome, with the following caveats: any subject related to politics is not recommended; and projects in social anthropology and genetics may present issues depending on the specific nature of the proposal. Candidates with such proposals are encouraged to contact the U.S. Embassy early in the application process.

Research Clearance/Visa Requirements

Individual academic institutions are not able to grant permission for off-campus fieldwork. Students wishing to conduct field research will need permission from, and should seek affiliation with, the pertinent ministry dealing with their project area. Allow plenty of time for such clearances.

Students need to send their passport copies, photos, and curricula vitae to the U.S. Embassy before their arrival and the Embassy will forward the documents to the host institutions in order to facilitate the visa issuance process.


Dependent support is available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Batool Baqer