The Fulbright Foreign Student Program offers opportunities for graduate students, young professionals, and artists from around the world to pursue study and research in the United States. This prestigious program operates in over 160 countries, providing access to educational and research opportunities in diverse fields.
Annually, approximately 4,000 foreign students are awarded Fulbright scholarships, empowering them to explore their academic interests and contribute to global knowledge exchange.
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. If your country is not listed, you are not eligible to apply.
The Fulbright Program for Foreign Students and Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) is administered by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. All Foreign Student and FLTA Program applications are processed by these offices.
Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. Please use the drop-down menu below to find information about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility requirements and application guideline.
Fulbright Scholar Program
Each year roughly 900 faculty and professionals from around the world receive Fulbright Scholar grants for advanced research and university lecturing in the United States. Individual grants are available to scholars from over 100 countries. Individuals who meet the eligibility requirements apply for grants through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or public affairs section of the U.S. embassy in their home countries. After a thorough selection process in the home country, final approval for awards is issued by the presidentially appointed Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) in the United States. Exchanges range in length from three to twelve months.
How to Apply for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2024
To participate in the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, the applicant must:
- be a citizen of a country participating in the Visiting Scholar Program. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are NOT eligible for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.
- possess a doctoral degree or equivalent professional training or experience at the time of application.
- Have sufficient proficiency in the English language to engage in U.S. academia and to carry out the proposed project.
Other terms of eligibility may apply at the country level. To inquire, make sure to reach out to the Fulbright Office in your home country.