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.
More than 360,000 students have participated in the Program since it started over 70 years ago.
For more information about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, please visit the following website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/
Who may apply for the U.S. Student program?
The two main award types are: Open Study/Research Awards and English Teaching Assistant Awards. Both undergraduate and graduate students and recent degree recipients may be eligible depending on situation. Doctoral degree recipients are not eligible for the U.S. Student Program. For more information on eligibility, please click here: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/eligibility.
Special Programs - Each year, Fulbright may announce additional award types that are often directed towards applicants in specialized areas of study or research. These awards can vary and may be limited to a particular competition cycle, for example. To learn more about current special programs, please click here: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-awards
Critical Language Enhancement Award - Fulbright offers funding to select award recipients to engage in intensive language study as an enhancement to their grants. For more information about eligible languages/countries and eligibility and requirements for applicants, please visit: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-awards/critical-language-enhancement-award
**Your application will be more competitive in comparison to other candidates if you do not have recent extensive experience abroad (especially in the country in which you are applying to be hosted).
The 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Student Competition is now closed. The 2020-2021 competition is anticipated to open in late March/early April 2019. Please check back closer to this time for more information.
U.S. citizens; other requirements are listed on the IIE Fulbright website.
The contact below can help answer questions you may have about the Fulbright US Student Program and assembling your application. You are encouraged to make contact as soon as possible to discuss the process and your plans.
Director, International Student and Study Abroad Services
Phone: (701) 231-8046
Assistant Dean, Graduate School
Phone: (701) 231-8260
Professionals interested in the Fulbright Scholar Program should contact: