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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, 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.

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 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.

FPA

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 fulbrightscholars.org.

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.

Costa Rica

2 Open Study/Research Award

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

Applicants for study/research awards design their own projects and will typically work with advisors at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education.  

Grant Length
10 Months
Grant Period
Flexible Start

Grant Length: 10 months.

Grants must start between August 2023 and March 2024. Most grantees choose to begin in the fall, but the start date is flexible depending on the project. The latest possible start date is March 31, 2024.

Orientation
Pre-Departure Orientation

As a condition of the grant, all grantees to Costa Rica are required to participate in the Pre-Departure Orientation in the U.S..

 

 

Eligibility
Dual citizens of this country are NOT eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
12 Months
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
Foreign Language Proficiency
Required - Intermediate

Additional Information: Spanish language proficiency is necessary, not only for the development of the proposed project, but also in order to settle in easily and communicate on a daily basis. Higher level proficiency may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is required.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
No
Affiliation
Independent Study/Research:
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline

Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliations with an academic institution, research facility, or another appropriate organization, and for submitting supporting documentation verifying this affiliation at the time of application.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition not covered in grant benefits
Housing Arrangements

Grantees are responsible for arranging their own housing. Host institution affiliates and former grantees may serve as resources in this process. 

Dependents
Dependent financial support is available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
roblesam2@state.gov
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