Fulbright U.S. Student Program
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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 would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.


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 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for 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

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would 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.

Program Updates
  • Saturday September 19, 2015

    Binational Internship Program in Mexico

    This unique program offers the opportunity to pursue an academic year-long internship with a Mexican organization.

  • Monday August 17, 2015

    Austria – Fulbright Community-Based Combined Grants

    New opportunity to be affiliated with a community-based organization in Austria.

  • Monday July 27, 2015

    Fulbright Program Open in Brunei

    Study/Research grants are now available in Brunei.

  • Saturday July 18, 2015

    Brazil ETA Program Expansion

    The number of new ETA grants will more than double to 72 awards for 2016-17.

Fulbright Events
  • Tuesday October 06, 2015

    FPA - Final Steps: Uploading CCE Form

    Fulbright staff will discuss the final steps of the application process and the CCE Form with FPAs.

  • Saturday October 10, 2015

    The Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities

    The 29th Annual Conference for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities in Miami, FL

  • Wednesday October 14, 2015

    The Network of Schools of Public Policy/Affairs & Administration

    The Annual Conference of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), Brooklyn, NY

  • Thursday October 22, 2015

    The Society of Women Engineers

    The Annual Conference of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE15), Nashville, TN

2016-2017 Competition

Thursday August 3, 2015

The 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student competition is now open.

The deadline is October 13, 2015 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

If you are applying through a U.S. institution, your application deadline will fall earlier than October 13, 2015.