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 2021-22 application year are encouraged to attend a virtual campus information session prior to meeting with an advisor. Please review the II Events Calendar for updates on info sessions.
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.
Campus: August 28, 2020
National: October 13, 2020
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.
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.
The online application for the 2021-22 application year opened March 31, 2020. 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)
- 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.
phone: (734) 936-3966