The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is administered by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. All Foreign Student Program applications are processed by these offices.

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Course level: Master’s and doctoral level

Fields of study:

Study of the United States – the study of American culture, life, and society through such fields as government, education, arts and humanities, law, economics, literature, history, the multi-disciplinary field of American Studies or any other humanities or social science field with a significant study of the US subject matter.

Global Issues – Fields of study include the environment, human rights, governance, and public administration, peace studies/conflict resolution/transformation, international relations and transnational issues, international economics, international business, international law, public health, and STEM fields.

Open Grants – Fields of study not covered by the first two field categories with the exception of medicine, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, clinical psychology, medical technology, and accountancy.

Institution and country: Universities and other higher education institutions in the USA

Sponsor: The US Department of State and Fulbright Commissions/Foundations

Scholarship inclusions:

The Fulbright program provides funding for the entire duration of the study. Generally, the grant funds tuition, airfare, a living stipend, health insurance, etc.

See the official website and country-specific websites for the complete list of scholarship benefits.

Eligibility criteria: Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. Please see the country-specific websites to find information about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines.

If your country is not listed on the abovementioned site, you are not eligible to apply.

Application deadline: Application deadlines vary per country, but they are usually from February to October of each year

How to apply:

All Foreign Student Program applications are processed by bi-national Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. Therefore, foreign students must apply through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries. The deadline varies per country but is around February to October annually.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) and the country-specific websites for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Other useful links:

Fulbright Foreign Student Program in the United States