The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals, and artists to study, conduct research, and/or teach English abroad.
Fulbright U.S. Student grants include:
- round-trip transportation to the host country
- funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country
- Accident & Sickness Health Benefits
Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible.
Fulbright applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent before the start of a Fulbright grant. You can apply for a Fulbright award during your last year in college.
While Fulbright grants may not be available for undergraduate research and study, it’s never too early to start thinking about a Fulbright application. Here are some things you can do to prepare to apply for a Fulbright award:
- Learn the language of the country you’d like to visit. Many countries require a minimum of 1-2 years of college level study in their language.
- Participate in undergraduate level exchanges in the U.S. or abroad. These experiences prepare you for a year abroad and are good for your resume. If you can go to the country you wish to have a Fulbright in, even better because you can
- Begin to establish contacts in your target host institution. Most Fulbright applications require a letter of affiliation, a letter from the institution that states that you would be received and hosted by their program, if you win the award.