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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.If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. college or university, you will apply through that institution, even if you are not currently a resident there. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants 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.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and 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. Professor/Administrator

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

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

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 Program or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.


7 Open Study/Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
March Start
Grant Length
9 Months
Award Type
Open Study/Research
Award Profile

Projects in all disciplines are welcome.

The Fulbright Commission in Argentina especially encourages applications for study/research outside of the city of Buenos Aires.

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
March Start

Grant Length: 9 months.

Grantees must arrive in late February or early March 2026. 

Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

Participation is mandatory. 

Late February through mid-March 2026.

Virtual pre-departure activities, including webinars, will be offered by the Commission during the fall of 2025 to provide information about Argentina, cultural adjustment issues, obtaining visas, health insurance, grant payments, etc.

The grant period then starts with an arrival orientation organized by the Fulbright Commission. Attendance at the orientation programs is required for all grantees.

Candidate Profile

It is preferred that bachelor’s level candidates have at least one year of post-graduate professional experience at the time of application.

Candidates are expected to manage their research agenda independently, without significant guidance from local mentors/colleagues.  Strong intercultural skills and emotional maturity will be highly valued. 


What is life like for Fulbrighters in the host country?

With an area of 3.8 million square miles and a population of over 45 million, Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world. Half of its inhabitants reside in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires, a region formed by the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and the 40 districts that surround the capital city of the country. The country benefits from rich natural resources, a highly educated population, a globally competitive agricultural sector and a diversified industrial base.

From 1880 to 1930, Argentina became one of the world’s ten wealthiest nations due to the rapid expansion of commercial agriculture and foreign investment in infrastructure. During this period, an important flow of immigrants, predominantly of European origin, came to Argentina. Although Argentina has been through periods of economic recession, it has continued to attract immigrants from diverse origins. In addition to the waves of immigrants from neighboring countries that arrived during the second half of the 20th century, new migrants from other Latin American countries have settled in the capital city in recent years.  

Very early in its history, Argentina developed a national public school system similar in many ways to the one in the United States. The country achieved high levels of literacy, also comparable to those in the United States. The first Argentine university was founded in Cordoba by the Jesuits in 1613, and today there are 65 public and 63 private universities. Five Argentines have received the Nobel Prize. 

Argentina has been facing severe economic problems, a high foreign debt, growing inflation, growing levels of poverty, declining educational and health standards, and increasingly political divisions. A new government was inaugurated on December 10, 2023, with the promise of carrying out drastic reforms.

Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
12 Months
Dual citizens of this country are NOT eligible
Candidates who have lived at least five of the last ten years in the United States, prior to applying for the scholarship, are preferred.
Degree Level of Applicant
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Required - Intermediate

Additional Information: Higher level proficiency may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project. Applicants should discuss plans for language study between the time of application and the commencement of the grant on Application Form: Language Self-Evaluation. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is required.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Independent Study/Research:
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Letter should not be sought

All applicants are required to secure an affiliation with an academic institution, research institute, or other appropriate organization. It is recommended that recent graduates and students working toward a master's degree establish an affiliation with an academic institution for coursework or research support.

For independent research projects, a letter of affiliation is required at the deadline.

Degree seeking candidates are not required to have secured an affiliation or provide a letter of invitation at the time of application. Degree-seeking Finalists must provide a letter of acceptance to the degree program prior to the Fulbright grant start.

Information on Argentine universities is available for public institutions here and for private institutions here.

The Fulbright Commission in Argentina encourages applications for study/research outside of the city of Buenos Aires.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition offered at discretion of host university/Award

Applicants may enroll in a graduate degree program at a university in Argentina and propose a specific project as part of their Argentine graduate program. Formal enrollment candidates must apply directly to Argentine graduate programs simultaneously with the application for a Fulbright grant. Fulbright Argentina is not involved in university admissions. The award is provided for one nine-month academic year period only and extensions will not be considered.

Public universities in Argentina do not charge tuition/fees at the undergraduate level.  At the graduate level, candidates will be required to pay tuition/fees. Please contact the Fulbright Commission to request additional information.

Award Benefits
  • A stipend broadly based on the cost of living in the host country. These funds may be used by the grantee to support housing, meals, and incidental costs during the grant period.
  • International travel benefits
  • Accident & sickness health benefits
  • 24/7 mental health support line for urgent and non-urgent situations
  • 12 months of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status within the federal government
Stipend Amount

This is an estimated amount and is subject to change. The financial terms of the grant will be confirmed in the grant document issued after selection.

$1,000 per month monthly stipend amount in
$ [US Dollar]

Total grant amount: US$9,000: half of the grant payable before arrival; the other half to be paid in mid-July, approximately.


One-Time Allowances

This is an estimated amount and is subject to change. The financial terms of the grant will be confirmed in the grant document issued after selection.

750 in
$ [US Dollar]
  • Research/Materials allowance
  • Settling in allowance

One-time research allowance of US$500.

One-time settling in allowance of US$250.

Additional Grant Benefits
  • Mid-year seminar
Estimated Cost of Living

Consider using cost of living comparison websites to gain a better understanding of the potential costs in your host country.

The cost of living varies across provinces/placement. Please visit this website to help estimate the cost of living, meals, and incidentals in different cities in Argentina.

The Commission will provide additional resources and information prior to arrival and during in-country orientation.

Dependent financial support is NOT available
Housing Arrangements

Applicants will be responsible for securing their own housing. The Fulbright Commission in Argentina may provide additional resources upon request.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Melina Ginszparg: