The Fulbright U.S. student program provides full funding to U.S. citizens who wish to study or conduct research, or teach English abroad in more than 160 countries. Applicants must have strong academic achievement and write a project proposal or statement of purpose. The application and placement process takes approximately one year and includes a campus application, national application, and interview.
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 regarding dual citizenship status.
Have a conferred bachelor’s degree or equivalent before the start of the grant.
Have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country sufficient to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study/research.
The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The purpose of the Fulbright Scholar Program is to increase mutual understanding and support friendly and peaceful relations between people of the United States and the people of other countries. Fulbrighters exemplify the power of international academic exchange to transform lives, bridge geographic and cultural boundaries, and promote a more peaceful and prosperous world.
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Programs offers U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars.