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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.

Fulbright Resources & Events

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has several resources that enable applicants, FPAs, and the general public to get to know about the program or to aid in the application process.

Alumni Ambassadors

Fulbright U.S. Student Alumni Ambassadors are alumni who represent the program’s rich diversity and have volunteered to speak about their Fulbright experiences. They visit campuses, participate in webinars, write articles and make themselves available to applicants, Fulbright Program Advisers, and to anyone interested in learning more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Alumni Ambassadors


Tutorials are up-to-date always-accessible slideshow videos which allow applicants and FPAs to learn about the basics of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Tutorials will be prerequisites for some webinars.

Link: Fulbright Tutorials

Recorded Webinars

We record and save webinars (see the Events section for live webinars) for those applicants who cannot attend the live event.

Link: Recorded Webinars


The Fulbright Program highlights grantees and alumni through video-we visit alumni, talk to grantees, and dig into what Fulbrighters are doing on the ground.


Social Media

The Fulbright Program attempts always to be accessible on social media streams-including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn-so you can contact us through your medium of choice. You can find the links on the footer of every page of our website.


The Fulbright Program offers several opportunities for applicants to learn more about the program through webinars, guidance sessions, and campus visits.

Click here for webinars and guidance sessions.

For campus events, go here and find your institution.