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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.

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 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.

 

Tutorials

 

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program Tutorials offer a "Fulbright 101" -- providing basic information about the program, applicant qualifications and application components. Each tutorial focuses on a portion of the greater Fulbright U.S. Student Program in 10-15 minute videos. Accessible 24/7, these tutorials help applicants begin the process of determining which Fulbright U.S. Student Program offering is right for them, and beginning the application process. 


 

Tutorial 1: General Overview Of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

This tutorial discusses the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, how it fits within the larger Fulbright constellation of programs, eligibility, award types, funding and other benefits, application components, selection, and general next steps.

General Overview Transcript


Tutorial 2: The Study/Research Award

This tutorial provides an overview of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program Study/Research grants - the academic award opportunity where a candidate designs a research or graduate degree enrollment proposal for a specific country.

Study/Research Transcript


Tutorial 3: Arts Study/Research Award

This tutorial provides an overview of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program Arts grants - the artistic award opportunity where a candidate designs a practicing or preforming arts proposal for a specific country. This tutorial details application and grant components unique to Arts candidates applying within the study/research category.

Arts Transcript


Tutorial 4: The English Teaching Assistant Program (ETA)

This tutorial provides an overview of the Fulbright U.S Student Program English Teaching Assistant (ETA) award programs, which place grantees in schools overseas to supplement English language instruction and to provide a fluent speaker presence in the classrooms.

English Teaching Assistant Transcript