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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.


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

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.

Transcript Upload Instructions

The Fulbright Program requires a complete academic record of your higher education. You must provide transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions from which you received or expect to receive degrees, regardless of your degree level. Transcripts must also be submitted from other institutions where you attempted 12 or more credits for coursework that is not shown as a transfer credit on your primary transcript(s).

Failure to submit any required transcripts will result in your being declared ineligible.

Your full name and the institution name must be clearly stated on all transcripts.


Type of Transcript

The transcript that you upload must be a document that was produced by the registrar. Essentially, this will be an academic record that is organized chronologically--with course titles, credits and grades. This may be a Student Copy of an official transcript or the official transcript itself. This document should also list courses in progress during the current semester. If your eligible registrar produced transcript doesn't show currently enrolled courses, do not include additional documentation. You can talk about current courses relevant to your proposal in your personal statement or an essay. If you are in the first semester of a degree program and do not have a transcript, you do not need to provide any documentation. Do not include screenshots of an online grade portal, as this will not be considered an acceptable transcript.

It is not necessary for you to submit individual transcripts that list fewer than 12 transfer credits/grades if the course work is not relevant to your Fulbright project; this includes transfer credits, summer programs or short-term study abroad. If the course names and grades appear on the transcript that you are uploading, then it is not necessary for you to also upload a separate transcript for transfer credit. While you may use your judgement as to whether or not to include a particular transcript, keep in mind that the more complete your academic record, the better the review committees will be able to assess your background and preparation․


Narrative Evaluations

If your transcripts are comprised of narrative evaluations and not letter grades, then you will need to reduce the number of pages that you submit. The first pages of the scanned document will be the transcript summary that chronologically lists the courses you have taken and credit received. This can be followed by several pages of narrative comments, generally courses from the most recent semesters and/or courses that are most relative to the project.

Please do not upload copies of certificates, non-degree course work, or other awards unless specifically relevant to the award (i.e. a TESOL certificate for an English Teaching Assistantship award). You may note this type of coursework or certificate, if appropriate, in other sections of the application.


Upload Transcripts to the Online Application

You can upload transcripts on the Academic Information page of the Fulbright Online Application.

Once you have collected all your transcripts, upload the corresponding document for each institution and degree level, as listed on the Academic Information page of the application.

You may upload transcripts as a single- or multi-page PDF, or each page as a JPEG or TIFF image file. Your scanned document may be large and may take several minutes to upload depending upon the speed of your connection.

Make sure that your document is legible and orientation is correct for all pages in the document. The transcript must clearly list course dates, titles, credits and grades in chronological order. 8.5 x 11 page format will appear best in the final application PDF. Make sure that your transcript PDF is not password protected or set to expire. Links to transcripts hosted online are not acceptable. Transcripts that cannot be viewed will be considered missing from the application.

After you upload your transcripts, preview the page to make sure that you uploaded the correct transcript(s); the pages are legible; and that the page orientation is correct.

Selected candidates will be asked to submit updated transcripts prior to the start of the grant.