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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 post-graduate advanced research, graduate degrees, arts projects, or teaching in one of more than 140 countries around the world. More than 360,000 Fulbrighters from the United States and other countries have participated in the program since its inception in 1946.

♦ Read about UT’s record 10 Fulbright finalists here! ♦

NOTE: The Fulbright application process begins in March each year, with a UT pre-application due in April, followed by development of drafts of materials over the summer, a UT campus deadline in August, an interview and revision period in September, and a final deadline in October. ONSF supports UT Fulbright applicants through each step of this process.

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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