The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government with a focus on increasing intercultural understanding, exchanging ideas, and finding solutions to shared concerns. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals from a wide variety of fields to study, conduct research, and/or teach English abroad for one academic year.
To be eligible for a Fulbright Scholarship you must be:
- A student from any discipline, including the sciences, professional fields, and creative performing arts
- Interested in studying, teaching English, or conducting research abroad
- A U.S. citizen
- In the final year of your undergraduate degree (i.e., will have a Bachelor's degree by the time the grant begins), a recent graduate, OR a graduate student who does not have a doctorate degree at the time of application
- In good health (The program requires grantees to submit a satisfactory Medical Certificate of Health from a physician)
Full grants include round-trip transportation to the host country, maintenance for the academic year, and limited health benefits. Funding for books and research, enrichment, full or partial tuition, language study, and orientation programs may also be provided.