The Fulbright U.S. Student Program expands perspectives through academic and professional advancement and cross-cultural dialogue. Fulbright creates connections in a complex and changing world. In partnership with more than 140 countries worldwide, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers unparalleled opportunities in all academic disciplines to passionate and accomplished graduating college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals from all backgrounds. Program participants pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English abroad.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, individuals will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

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Grant lengths and dates vary by award. Please consult the specific award description for details.

All applicants are notified by the end of January as to whether they were designated as Recommended (Semi-Finalists) or Non-Recommended by the Fulbright National Screening Committee. Recommended applications are forwarded to the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in the host country for final review.

Final Selection Notifications:

All Semi-Finalists are notified in the spring as to whether they have been selected as a Finalist, designated as an Alternate, or Non-Selected. The exact timing of the notification will vary by country.

  • Finalist: A candidate who has been offered a Fulbright U.S. Student grant, contingent upon host country approvals, medical clearance, and submission of all required grant documents.
  • Alternate: A candidate who can be promoted to Finalist status if additional funding becomes available.
  • Non-Select: A candidate who is no longer under consideration for a Fulbright Award.


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  • Offered for projects in all Academic and Creative & Performing Arts fields. Applicants can propose their own independent study/research projects or, in some countries, can propose to enroll in a graduate program. Arts applicants, please proceed to the Creative & Performing Arts Fields of Study section for information about available fields and supplementary materials requirements.

Enhancement Awards

  • The Fulbright–National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship provides a unique platform for American Fulbright students to develop global narratives and discuss commonalities across borders around a common issue or theme. Trained, supported, and mentored by National Geographic Editors during their grants in one or multiple countries, Fellows will use new media platforms to help build ties across cultures while enhancing mutual understanding. The digital content that they produce will be featured online in various places, including a blog hosted by National Geographic.


  • Applicants must be citizens or nationals of the United States of America at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible. Please review the Ineligibility section below in relation to the eligibility of dual citizens.
  • 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 requirement.
  • Applicants must meet the language requirements of the award to which they are applying and demonstrate sufficient competency to complete their project and adjust to life in the host country.
  • Applicants may hold a J.D. at the time of application.
  • Doctors of Medicine may receive grants for advanced academic study, but not for internships or residencies. Scholars with an M.D. degree who have completed their formal postgraduate training and propose attachment to a hospital or clinic for the purpose of independent or collaborative research should apply to the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Grants shall not authorize activity for which a license to practice medicine or nursing is required. The Fulbright Program cannot authorize proposals for medical research that involves clinical training, patient care or patient contact.


Eligible Regions: Multiple regions

Application Process

  • Register and fill out the online application form.
  • Applicant: If your institution is not listed or does not currently have a Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA), you are welcome to apply as an At-Large applicant. At-Large applicants are at no disadvantage during the selection process and are regularly selected to receive Fulbright grants.
  • College/University Official: If your institution is not listed or does not currently have a Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA), please visit the Appointing a Fulbright Program Adviser page for information regarding Fulbright institutional engagement.

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Application Deadline: October 11, 2022 (142 Days Remaining)

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