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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, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

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 visit the Getting Started page for 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. 

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U.S. Faculty/Staff/Professionals

If you are a U.S. citizen and faculty or staff at a U.S. institution, or professional interested in applying, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to come 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.

2018-2019 Pre-Departure Orientation Schedule

All candidates accepting awards for the following programs are required to attend a pre-departure orientation. If your country is not listed, there is no pre-departure orientation.

Attendance at Pre-Departure Orientations is mandatory. Exemptions will only be considered for extenuating circumstances by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State. Information on filing an exemption will be made available to grantees invited to the Pre-Departure Orientations in early April.

 

East Asia-Pacific
Country Study/Research ETA Dates Location
Brunei Yes No General PDO June 18-20
ETAs June 18-22 
Washington, DC
Cambodia Yes No
China Yes No
Hong Kong Yes Yes
Kiribati Yes No
Laos Yes Yes
Macau No Yes
Mongolia Yes Yes
Papua New Guinea Yes No
Samoa Yes No
Singapore Yes No
Vietnam Yes Yes
Europe and Eurasia
Country Study/Research ETA Dates Location
Albania Yes No General PDO July 18-20
ETAs July 16-20 
Washington, DC
Armenia Yes Yes
Azerbaijan No Yes
Belarus No Yes
Bosnia & Herzegovina Yes Yes
Croatia Yes Yes
Cyprus Yes Yes
Estonia Yes Yes
Georgia Yes Yes
Kosovo Yes Yes
Lavtia Yes Yes
Lithuania Yes Yes
Macedonia Yes Yes
Malta No Yes
Moldova Yes Yes
Montenegro No Yes
Russia Yes Yes
Serbia Yes Yes
Slovenia Yes No
Switzerland Yes No
Ukraine Yes Yes
Near East Asia
Country Study/Research ETA Dates Location
Algeria No Yes General PDO June 18-20
ETAs June 18-22 
Washington, DC
Bahrain Yes Yes
Kuwait Yes No
Oman Yes No
Palestinian Territories No Yes
UAE Yes No
West Bank No No
South & Central Asia
Country Study/Research ETA Dates Location
Kazakhstan Yes Yes General PDO July 18-20
ETAs July 16-20
Washington, DC
Kyrgyz Republic Yes Yes
Tajikistan Yes Yes
Uzbekistan Yes  No

 

Sub-Saharan Africa
Country Study/Research ETA Dates Location
Benin Yes Yes General PDO July 10 -13
ETAs July 8 - 13
Northwestern University
Botswana Yes No
Burkina Faso Yes No
Cameroon Yes No
Congo (Brazzaville) Yes No
Congo (DRC-Kinshasa) Yes No
Eswatini (Swaziland) Yes No
Ethiopia Yes No
Ghana Yes No
Guinea Yes No
Cote d'Ivoire Yes Yes
Kenya Yes Yes
Lesotho Yes No
Madagascar Yes No
Malawi Yes No
Mauritius Yes No
Mozambique Yes No
Namibia Yes No
Niger Yes No
Nigeria Yes No
Rwanda Yes Yes
Senegal Yes Yes
Sierra Leone Yes No
South Africa Yes Yes
Tanzania Yes No
Togo Yes No
Uganda Yes No
Zambia Yes No

 

Western Hemishphere
Country Study/Research ETA Dates Location
Barbados Yes No General PDO June 26-29
ETAs June 24-29
University of Texas, Austin
Bolivia Yes No
Costa Rica Yes Yes
Dominican Republic Yes Yes
El Salvador Yes No
Guatemala Yes Yes
Honduras Yes Yes
Jamaica Yes No
Nicaragua Yes No
Panama Yes Yes
Paraguay Yes No
Trinidad & Tobago Yes No
Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowships
July 15-20, Washington D.C.