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Fulbright U.S. Student Program (IIE)

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 2018-19 application year should first review the materials found on the U-M Fulbright U.S. Student Program Resource Page.


Those who did not apply by the campus deadline of September 7 may meet with advisors during walk-in advising at Weiser Hall, third floor, check-in located at front of suite on the following days/times:

  • Thursday, September 21, 1 pm -3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 3, 10:30 am -12:30 pm

These are open only to those who did not apply by the campus deadline, and who are not scheduled for a campus interview.

Walk-ins are subject to advisor availability, and are first-come, first-served.

Please contact an advisor for questions related to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program by email at:

Application Deadline: 

September 7, 2017, 12 p.m. EST (U-M campus deadline).

Students who miss the campus deadline may still apply through U-M, and advisors will work with you to meet the October 6, 2017 (5 p.m. EST) national deadline. However, those who do not meet the campus deadline forego the benefits of the campus interview.

Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for this program through the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus, applicants must  

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be U-M students or alumni
  • Have completed an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the award
  • Demonstrate the language skills necessary to complete the proposed project
  • Enrolled students are required to apply through U-M

Application Submission:

Applicants must submit a completed Online Embark Application.




phone: (734) 936-3966

Information Sessions:

Those interested in applying to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program are encouraged to attend the information sessions held by U-M campus Fulbright Program Advisors.  

Information sessions for the 2018-2019 cycle are closed. Sessions for the 2019-2020 cycle will begin in January 2018. Once dates have been determined, the information will be posted here.