Graduate Funding Information Service

August 6, 2020

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

UW Application Deadline: September 8, 2020

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 2,000 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. All students are encouraged to consider this great opportunity, whether as part of your academic program or outside of it.

The Institute of International Education’s Fulbright website provides detailed information on the award itself and the application process. Prospective applicants should check the eligibility requirements first. Then, 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.

The UW campus deadline for the 2021–2022 Fulbright U.S. student competition is Sept. 8, 2020. Although the official Fulbright deadline is later, currently enrolled students MUST complete and submit all application materials by our earlier deadline.

Eligibility & Support

  • U.S. citizens (international students may be eligible for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program)
  • 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.
  • 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.

Global Fellowships Prep is available to all UW students and alumni. The site hosts recordings of all workshops and panel events, as well as additional resources to help UW applicants prepare competitive proposals.

For more information about the Fulbright US Student Program, click here.