Funding and Scholarships

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, cultural 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?

Recent Graduates        
Graduating seniors and recent Bachelor's-degree recipients should have some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience related to the assignment desired.

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

How to Apply

The Office of National Scholarships at the University of South Florida facilitates all student Fulbright grants. Prospective applicants will need to meet with USF Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA) Lauren Chambers before starting an application.

The intent to apply deadline for the 2020 application cycle (for 2021-2022 travel) was May 4, 2020  For information regarding applying at-large this application cycle or applying for next year's application cycle (Fall 2021), please contact Ms. Chambers at

The intent to apply deadline for the Fall 2021 application cycle will be early May 2021, and the campus deadline will be late August 2021.

Before beginning the application process for the Fulbright US Student program, interested students are expected to have thoroughly reviewed the Fulbright US Student program website. Prospective applicants should also carefully read the Country Summaries for their host countries of interest.

If you are an enrolled USF student, you MUST apply through the Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA) and meet the campus deadline. As a recent USF graduate, you are still eligible to apply through USF. The process for recent graduates is the same as it is for enrolled students, and we offer the same services to alumni.

Appointments with Ms. Chambers may be scheduled through eScheduler. Choose Office of National Scholarships as the Advising Area and Fulbright as the sub-area. For more information regarding the Office of National Scholarships please visit

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Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program

The US-UK  Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for U.S. citizens to go to the United Kingtom. 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 go to the UK on a three, four, five, or six week academic and cultural summer program. To find out more click here>>

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