Opportunities for U.S. Students, Artists and Young Professionals
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
More than 1,800 Americans receive grants to study, research or teach abroad with full or partial support from the Fulbright Program.
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. In addition, Critical Language Enhancement Awards are available to grantees for study of critical need foreign languages before or during their grant period.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
There are two major components of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program:
The Fulbright Study/Research Award is the traditional award opportunity where a candidate designs a proposal for a specific country. Applicants for study/research awards design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. Program requirements vary by country, and some countries have specific awards. For more information on study/research awards, eligibility, and field-specific award opportunities, please visit this page.
The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program places recent college graduates and young professionals as English teaching assistants in primary and secondary schools or universities overseas-- improving foreign students’ English language abilities and knowledge of the United States while increasing the U.S. student's own language skills and knowledge of the host country. ETAs may also pursue individual study/research plans in addition to their teaching responsibilities.
Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health
Offered in partnership with the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institute of Health, Fulbright-Fogarty fellowships grant medical students and graduate students interested in global health the opportunity to conduct research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings. Fellows spend nine months in one of twelve countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia or South America. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and may apply only to one country; applicants for Fulbright-Fogarty fellowships should apply to the general Fulbright Student program in the field of Public Health. Visit the Fulbright- Fogarty web page for complete application, eligibility and program details.
The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship
The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship is a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program that provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant social or environmental topic.
Fulbright Foreign Student Program
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program offers opportunities for foreign graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study, conduct research, and/or teach their native language in the U.S.
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA)
The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA) Program provides young teachers of English as a Foreign Language the opportunity to refine their teaching skills and broaden their knowledge of American cultures and customs while strengthening the instruction of foreign languages at colleges and universities in the United States.
Applying for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is administered by the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in each country. If you are interested in applying, please contact the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your country of citizenship. See Participating Countries for availability and contact information by country.