Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program aims to foster mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, culture, knowledge and skills. Awards support international graduate study, research, creative work and English language teaching opportunities in over 140 countries. Applications are accepted from March 31-October 12 of each year.

The program is sponsored by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.


  • U.S. citizenship required at time of application
  • Applicants must have a conferred bachelor’s degree or equivalent before the start of the grant. In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirements
  • Language requirements: varies by country
  • Formal teaching experience is not required for the English Teaching Assistant (ETA) programs

For complete details please visit the “Eligibility” section of the Fulbright website

Application Materials:

  • Online application (Biographical Data, Education History, Extracurricular Involvement)
  • Personal statement
  • Statement of grant purpose
  • Foreign language forms (if program requires or recommends a certain level of language proficiency)
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions for degrees granted. Also include transcripts for credited coursework

Selection Criteria:

  • Program requirements in the chosen country
  • Academic and extracurricular experiences
  • Personal qualifications
  • Language preparation (if program requires or recommends a certain level of language proficiency)
  • Extent to which the candidate and the project will help advance the Fulbright program’s mission of promoting mutual understanding between the U.S. and the partner countries


Contact campus Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA) Becca Peters for further information, questions, and application support.