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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 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.

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 CIES.

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 or Student Program.

IIE Contact

For information on programs in the Middle East and North Africa Region, contact:

2022-2023 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Program Information

The countries listed above are those in which it is anticipated that there will be grants for the current academic year. If the country that you are interested in is not listed, then currently there is no Fulbright U.S. Student Program in that country.

Selection for countries in the Middle East and North Africa will be made based on the quality of the applications, rather than per-country quotas. Distribution of awards to countries in the region may vary annually according to the caliber of the applicants. See the country summary for details.

English Teaching Assistant Programs are available to:

Algeria, Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and the Palestinian Territories (West Bank).

Study/Research Award Programs are available to:

Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates.

Grants are not available to:

Palestinian Territories (Gaza), Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Qatar, Syria, or Yemen.

Multi-country proposals:

Multi-country applications are not accepted.

Grant Period:

May vary for independent research. However, grantees affiliating with academic institutions should expect their grant to coincide with the academic year for the most part. 


At this time, study/research awards to Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, and Tunisia   require affiliation letters at the application deadline. Israel requires them during the semi-finalist stage.  All the other study/research awards to the Middle East and North Africa recommend obtaining affiliation letters with an educational and/or research or other institution in the host country if possible. If this is not possible, it is best to identify appropriate host institutions in the application. However, the host country makes the final arrangements in placing grantees at the appropriate academic institutions. Applicants are encouraged to establish contact with potential host institutions as early as possible. Faculty and/or administrators within the MENA region may be difficult to reach from June through August. See the country summary for details.


Candidates are responsible for securing visa and research clearances, as required. In countries with Fulbright Commissions, assistance may be provided. Please note that government and research clearances  can be a lengthy process in some countries such as Egypt and Oman, and may require additional information.


Dependent support varies. See country summary for details.