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Fulbright U.S. Student Program (IIE)

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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 makes fellowships available to approximately 1,900 U.S. students annually to study, conduct research, teach English, or train in the creative arts in more than 140 countries worldwide. This competition is administered on campus by the International Institute.


Those interested in applying for the 2020-21 application year are encouraged to attend a campus information session prior to meeting with an advisor.

Scheduled advising takes place January through the end of August. Appointments may be in person, by phone, or via video conference. Appointments are scheduled by grant type: Study/Research, ETA & Arts.  

To schedule an appointment, please visit the ONLINE SCHEDULER and select an open day/time.

Application Deadline: 

Campus: August 30, 2019
National: October 8, 2019 (5pm EDT)

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 2020-2021 application year will open April 1, 2019. Applicants should review the U-M Fulbright Resources Site before beginning an application.

Application components include:

  • Completed 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)

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




phone: (734) 936-3966

Information Sessions:

Information sessions are led by U-M campus Fulbright Program Advisors. All interested applicants should attend a general information session before attending any additional information sessions.

Summer info sessions will be via webinar. Please click on the link to register. Registration is required.

May 15, 12-1:00pm

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June 12, 12-1:00pm

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July 24, 12-1:00pm

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