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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 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:

NOON on October 4, 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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