Fulbright US Student Program
The Fulbright US Student Program provides grants for individually designed research projects or for English Teaching Assistantships. During their grants, Fulbright grantees will meet, collaborate with, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.
Applicants for the Fulbright US Student Program include:
- Recent graduates. Graduating seniors and recent bachelor’s-degree recipients who 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 five years of professional study and/or experience in the field in which they are applying will be considered.
In general successful applicants to the Fulbright US Student Program will not have recent extensive experience abroad (excluding recent undergraduate study abroad), especially in the country of application.