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The U.S. Student Fulbright Program



The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program. The program offers students and young professionals the opportunity to take on international graduate study, research, university teaching experience, as well as primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study.

Approximately 325,400 students have participated in the Program since it started over 60 years ago.

For more information about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, please visit the following website:

Who may apply for a Fulbright Scholar Grant?

Recent graduates   Graduating seniors and recent bachelor’s-degree recipients have some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience related to the project.

Master's and doctoral candidates   Graduate-level candidates must demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying.

Young professionals, including writers, creative and performing artists, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields   Competitive candidates who have up to 5 years of professional study and/or experience in the field in which they are applying will be considered. Those with more than 5 years of experience should apply to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars in the Fulbright Scholar Program.

**Competitive applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program will not have recent extensive experience abroad (excluding recent undergraduate study abroad), especially in the country of application.

Deadlines and Eligibility


The 2018-2019 Competition Deadline has passed.  The NDSU Campus deadline for the 2019-2020 Competition will be in early-mid September 2018.  More details will be provided as Fulbright announces additional information about the upcoming competition cycle and timeline.

Eligibility Requirements

U.S. citizens; other requirements are listed on the IIE Fulbright website.

NDSU Fulbright Advisor Contact Information

The contacts below can assist you with understanding the Fulbright US Student Program and putting your application together. You are encouraged to make contact as soon as possible to discuss the process and your plans.

Undergraduate Students

Alicia Kauffman
International Student and Study Abroad Services

Phone: (701) 231-8046

Graduate Students

Lisa Hauck
Graduate School
Phone: (701) 231-8260
Fax: (701) 231-8556

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Office of International Student and Study Abroad Services
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7895 - Fax: +1 (701) 231-1014
Campus address: Memorial Union 116
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Administration Ave / Memorial Union 116, Fargo, ND  58102
Page manager: International Student and Study Abroad Services

Last Updated: Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:53:57 AM
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