Graduate Funding Information Service

July 16, 2018

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Application deadline: September 5, 2018 (UW deadline)

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. All students are encouraged to consider this great opportunity, whether as part of your academic program or outside of it.


  • U.S. citizens (international students should review the Fulbright Foreign Student Program website)
  • Master’s or doctoral degree student, professional degree student (without a Ph.D.), graduating senior, or alumni who hold at least a bachelor’s degree but not a Ph.D.
  • In good health

Application Process

Current UW graduate students MUST apply through the UW campus process and meet the earlier UW deadline of September 5, 2018. Although the official Fulbright deadline is later, currently enrolled students must complete and submit all application materials by this earlier deadline. Graduate alumni are invited to apply through the UW campus process if they choose, but may also apply at-large; applying through the UW campus process requires that you also meet the earlier campus deadline.

UW applicants are required to attend an in-person interview. Interviews will take place Sept. 22, 2018 , BEFORE autumn classes begin. If you will be out of area on that date, please contact the appropriate Fulbright Program Advisor using the contact information available here.

Information about the UW application process and guidance on preparing an application is available here. The Institute of International Education’s Fulbright website provides detailed information on the award itself. Prospective applicants should closely read the country summary for the country to which you wish to apply. Each country has different guidelines, procedures and priorities. This is especially true of language and affiliation requirements. Pay close attention to the details in the country summary to make sure your interests match before proceeding with an application.