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
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 Alum Receives Fulbright Award
May 7, 2012
Michael Jones, a 2007 graduate from USF’s Sarasota-Manatee campus, will receive a Fulbright grant to study pedagogy methods and trends in Laos. (more…)