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Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of the U.S. State Department, administers the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. This competition is administered on campus by the International Institute.


Those interested in applying for the 2024-25 application year are encouraged to attend a virtual campus information session prior to meeting with an advisor.  

Upcoming Informational Information Sessions 
Register Here

Fulbright Info Session Kick-Off 
Tuesday, January 24
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Informational webinar
Tuesday, February 21
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Choosing Your Fulbright Program
Tuesday, March 7
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Planning Your Fulbright Independent Research Project
Wednesday, March 29 
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Building Your Project Network
Tuesday, April 11
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Scheduled advising takes place January through the end of August. Appointments are available by phone, or via video conference. Appointments are scheduled by grant type - Study/Research, ETA, & Arts - but general appointments are also available.

To schedule an appointment, please visit the advising calendar and select an open day/time.

Application Deadlines

Draft Review: August 2, 2022

Submit drafts via the U-M Fulbright Canvas Site

Campus: August 28, 2022

To receive a campus interview, submit your application by the U-M campus deadline via the IIE Online Application. (Note: campus interview is not mandatory for applying through U-M.)

National: October 11, 2022 at 5:00pm Eastern Time (no exceptions made)

Submit your application for national review via the IIE Online Application

Applications are due just over a year before grants begin. Undergraduates planning to begin a grant following graduation should begin an application in January of their junior year.

Eligibility Criteria

Enrolled students are required to apply through U-M. Recent alumni (those who last attended no more than 3 years ago) may also apply through U-M.

  •  U.S. citizen or national at time of application
  • Conferred bachelor's degree by the start of the grant
  • Demonstrate language skills necessary to complete the proposed project

*Additional eligibility may apply.  

Application Submission

The online application for the 2024-25 application will open in April 2023. The campus deadline will be in late August and the national deadline in mid-October (updates to follow).

Application components include:

  • Completed IIE Online Application
  • Statement of Grant Purpose
  • Affiliation Letter (not for ETA applicants)
  • Personal Statement
  • Foreign Language Evaluation
  • References (3)
  • Transcripts
  • Campus interview & endorsement (must apply by U-M application deadline to receive an interview)

NOTE: Additional materials are required for applicants in the Creative and Performing Arts. Please speak with an advisor about the requirements.