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Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright US Student Program is the largest US international exchange program providing opportunities for students to undertake year-long advanced research, graduate degrees, arts projects, or teaching in one of more than 140 countries around the world.

♦ Read about UT’s record nine Fulbright grant recipients here! ♦

NOTE: Candidates who have missed the May/July deadlines below are still eligible to apply for the Fulbright; contact Andrew Seidler (aseidler@utk.edu) to discuss your plans.

UT Campus Deadline:

August 28, 2017

UT Final Deadline:

October 3, 2017

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree by the start of the grant, be a current graduate student or professional degree student (without a PhD), or be an alumni who holds at least a bachelor’s degree but does not have a PhD
  • A US citizen at the time of application
  • Possess language skills for proposed project

Application Requirements:

  • A 1-page, single-spaced personal statement and a 1 – 2 page single-spaced statement of grant purpose
  • May require language competency forms depending on your selected country. Consult the country pages for further instruction on expected language proficiency and required forms
  • Completion of the online Embark application
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation, or recommendation forms in the case of the ETA. Click HERE for guidance on writing Fulbright recommendations.
  • Transcripts from all credit or degree-granting institutions
  • Creative & Performing Arts candidates have required supplementary materials
  • Study/Research applicants must submit a Letter of Affiliation from the host country, submitted with the formal application by the stated national deadline

ONSF is available to meet and/or correspond with all UT undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni interested in applying for a Fulbright.

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