Fulbright Foreign Students Program

By | February 7, 2018

Fulbright Foreign Students Program 2022/2023

Overview Of Fulbright Foreign Students Program 2022/2023

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The scholarships are for study towards a Master’s or PhD degree, and can also be awarded for non-degree postgraduate studies. Study and research under this program is for one or more years at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions.

How prestigious is a Fulbright? The program was founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946 and is considered to be one of the most widely recognized and prestigious scholarships in the world.

Who can apply for a Fulbright scholarship?

  1. meet the citizenship requirements,
  2. hold at least a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree,
  3. have an excellent academic background,
  4. have a well-defined project and personal leadership ability.

How hard is it to get a Fulbright Grant?

Very hard. From year to year the rate of success has remained virtually the same—a solid 20%. However, the “odds” vary from country to country because it depends on the popularity of the country and the number of grants that country offers.

Details Of Fulbright Foreign Students Program 

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.

Offered Since: 1946

Type: Masters and PhD degree (also non-degree postgraduate studies)

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

  • To participate in the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, the applicant must have completed undergraduate education and hold a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
  • Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. Please use the drop-down menu located on the country specific websites to find information about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines. See link below
  • If your country is not listed there, you are not eligible to apply.

Number of Scholarships: The number of awards varies per country, but approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.

Value of Scholarship: The Fulbright program provides funding for the duration of the study. The grant funds tuition, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance. See the official website for the exact scholarship benefits.

Duration of Scholarship: The whole duration of the study, research or non-degree program – usually one year or more

How to Apply: All applications to the Foreign Student Program are processed by bi-national Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. Therefore, foreign students must apply through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries.

Visit scholarship webpage for details

Application Deadline: varies per country, however on a general note, it is usually from February to May annually of the preceding year you wish to study.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Citizens of more than 155 countries worldwide, including countries in Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, The Americas, and South and Central Asia.

To be taken at (country): All accredited USA Universities and Academic Institutions.

Eligible Field of Study: The Fulbright program encourages applications from all fields, including interdisciplinary ones except medical degree program or clinical medical research.

Sponsors: USA Government

Important Notes: Note that the Institute of International Education (IIE) arranges academic placement for most Fulbright nominees and supervises participants during their stay in the United States.

All inquiries should be made to your local embassy or Fulbright Commission. For more information, see your country-specific website.

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