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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.

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. 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.

Fulbright Selection Publicity Documents & Guidelines

 

For institutions wishing to publicize Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards, please refer to the following guidelines and nomenclature:

  1. Fulbright Semi-Finalist – for applicants who have been recommended by the National Screening Committee
  2. Fulbright Finalist - for applicants who have been notified that they’ve been offered grants, but who have not signed their Terms of Award or provided medical documents
  3. Fulbright Student - for official Fulbright grant recipients who have submitted their signed Terms of Award and provided medical documents


  • Please note that the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is the Fulbright Program’s sponsor, not IIE. IIE administers the Fulbright U.S. Student Program on behalf of the State Department.
  • Please clearly indicate the type of grant awarded: Fulbright Study/Research Grant or Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program (ETA); here is a comprehensive list of grant types, including special programs.
  • Please always refer to confirmed award recipients as ‘Fulbright Students'.
  • As background, you may wish to include the following paragraph:
    “The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments, host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 160 countries worldwide.”
  • For additional program background, facts, statistics, and notable Fulbright alumni please consult the State Department's Fulbright website

We allow and encourage use of the Fulbright logo for publicizing Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards in online and print campus media. Please refer closely to these logo use instructions.

 

Fulbright Logo Usage

We encourage usage of the Fulbright logo for publicizing Fulbright U.S. Student awards in online and print campus media. Please refer closely to these instructions.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.