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Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The 2025-26 application is ongoing. Campus Deadline: August 25th at 11:59 PM

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.

In 2023-2024, the University of Michigan was a "top producer" of finalists for the Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar Programs.

Those interested in applying are encouraged to attend a virtual campus information session prior to meeting with an advisor.  

First-come, first-served virtual Fulbright advising is available on Tuesdays (July 2, 9, 26, 23, and 30) and Thursdays (June 27 and July 11, 18, and 25) from 11:00am-1:00pm. 

Zoom link:
Zoom password: fulbright

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.

The 2025-26 application is ongoing. Campus Deadline: August 25th at 11:59 PM

  • Those who complete their application and lock it for review by the U-M campus deadline have the opportunity for a campus interview.
  • Note: applicants must NOT submit their application until they are ready for final submission to the national competition (national deadline is October 8, 2024 at 5:00pm Eastern Time). Fulbright Program Advisors are unable to recover applications submitted in error.

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 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 supplementary materials are required for applicants in the creative and performing arts. Please speak with an advisor about the requirements.

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