Student Fulbright Information
Established in 1946, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest exchange program in the United States providing students and young professionals with opportunities to pursue international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching in over 155 countries worldwide.
During their grant period, student Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of their host country, sharing everyday experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing Fulbrighters the opportunity to gain an appreciation of others' viewpoints and beliefs, lifestyles, and reasoning.
The program currently awards approximately 1,600 grants annually in all fields of study with Fulbright Student alumni present across an entire range of professions including heads of state, cabinet ministers, ambassadors, members of Congress, judges, heads of corporations, university presidents, journalists, artists, professors, and teachers. Bose Corporation founder Amar Bose, actor John Lithgow, composer Philip Glass, opera singer Renee Fleming and economist Joseph Stiglitz are among notable former grantees.
Who Can Apply?
Graduating seniors and recent Bachelor's-degree recipients should 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 5 years of professional study and/or experience in the field in which they are applying will be considered. Those with more than 5 years of experience should apply to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars in the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Competitive applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program will not have recent extensive experience abroad (excluding recent undergraduate study abroad), especially in the country of application.
For general information on Fulbright and available opportunities, visit www.iie.org.
How to Apply
The Office of National Scholarships at the University of South Florida facilitates
all student Fulbright grants. For more information or to speak with an advisor, visit
the Office of National Scholarships at ons.usf.edu.
USF Campus Deadline to Apply for Fall 2014 is August 25, 2014
Students interested in applying for the Fulbright US Student Program should contact Ms. Chambers as early as possible. The USF Deadline to apply for the 2015-2016 application cycle will be Monday, August 25 (the first day of fall classes).
The Office of National Scholarships will be holding two informational workshops in April regarding Fulbright; Wednesday, April 2 at 4pm in ALN 252 and Friday, April 4 at 9am in ALN 252.
USF Fulbright Student Program Advisor: Lauren Chambers, MPH
Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK. These summer programs provide the opportunity for U.S. undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program. To find out more click here>>