The Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States of America (USA). The Fulbright scholarship for international students program operates in more than 155 Fulbright countries worldwide.
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is administered by bi-national Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. All Foreign Student Program applications are processed by these offices and applicants must apply through them. The application call is for the 2021-2022 academic year.
- Host Institution: Partner universities and Academic Institutions in the United States of America.
- Eligible Programme: Field of study available at partner universities and Academic Institutions in the USA.
- Number of Awards: Around 4,000 scholarships are awarded each year
- Duration: Applicant’s programme duration.
- Fulbright countries: The scholarship is open for citizens of the following countries:
East Asia and the Pacific (Australia, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam);
Europe and Eurasia (Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom);
Middle East and North Africa (Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates);
South and Central Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan);
Sub-Saharan Africa (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe);
Western Hemisphere (Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela);
Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Benefits
Winners of the Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program will be provided with the following benefits:
- tuition fees;
- living allowance;
- health insurance…
Note: please check official website and country specific websites for the complete list of Fulbright scholarship amount and benefits.
Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program Eligibility
The fulbright scholarship requirements vary from country to country. Please check your country specific website to have accurate information about the Fulbright scholarship requirements, application guidelines and selection procedures.
You may also be eligible for the:
- UN Fellowship for People of African Descent;
- NMG-NJUST Joint Scholarship for International Students;
- Canada’s Emerging Leaders in the Americas Scholarship;
- Japan and World Bank Scholarship for Developing Countries;
- OWSD PhD Fellowships for Women Scientists;
- University of Jinan Scholarship for International Students.
Fulbright Scholarship Application instructions
The Fulbright scholarship deadline varies per country but is around January to October annually. As The Fulbright scholarship applications are processed by bi-national Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies, applicants are advised to contact them for precise information about deadline, eligibility criteria and application procedures.
Application for the scholarship is also done through the same local commissions. Therefore, applicants must apply through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries.
For more information on the Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program in the USA, please visit the official website and countries specific websites.