Fulbright U.S. Student 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.

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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Other requirements are listed on the IIE Fulbright website: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/critical-language-enhancement-awards

**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 2021-2022 competition is now closed.  The 2021-2022 competition will open sometime in Spring 2021. Please check back.

NDSU Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA) Contact Information

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.


Lisa Hauck
Associate Director, International Student and Study Abroad Services 
Phone: (701) 231-8260

Professionals interested in the Fulbright Scholar Program should contact:

Deborah Maertens
Assistant Director of Faculty Immigration - Office of the Provost
Phone: (701) 231-8779
Fulbright Scholar Program: www.cies.org 





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