For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Fulbright 2017 Student Program: Engage with the World

February 16, 2016

To apply for Fulbright at Drexel,
you must submit an application for campus review.

Priority Review Deadline: July 14, 2016
  Campus Deadline: September 1, 2016

Let us know you're interested by filling out this brief interest form.

Interested in taking your academic interests abroad?

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience.  Each year, Fulbright awards 2,100 grants for ~9-12 months of self-designed study, research, creative projects, or teaching English in one of over 145 participating countries.  

On this page, you will find the most up-to-date information about events and resources we offer to Drexel students who are applying or thinking about applying for a Fulbright, including: 

 As always, don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 

About the Fulbright US Student Program

The Fulbright Program is the largest U.S. exchange program, funded by the U.S. Department of State and awarding 2,100 grants to students and young professionals each year, plus another 4000 to more senior scholars and professionals. Fulbright U.S. Student grants usually fund 9-12 months of self-designed study, research, community engagement, and/or teaching abroad in over 145 countries worldwide.

Fulbright U.S. Student grants are administered by the Institute for International Education (IIE) with the goal of encouraging cultural exchange and mutual understanding through engagement in an "atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom."

The Fulbright US Student Program is open to U.S. citizens, from graduating college seniors up to final-year PhD students, in any field of study.
Language requirements and program details vary by host country and Fulbright program. 

Which Fulbright program is right for me?
There are several kinds of Fulbright grants available to U.S. Students, though you may only apply to one in a given year.

Learn more about the different types of Fulbright grants available to U.S. students at our Fulbright program page.

Who should apply?
There is no “typical” Fulbright applicant. Drexel Fulbright finalists and recipients have come from a range of fields, backgrounds, and programs. Read more about recent Drexel Fulbrighters or watch interviews with other Fulbright recipients.

Want to learn more? Come to an info session and check out the additional information and videos below

 Applying for Fulbright

To apply for Fulbright at Drexel University, you must submit an application for campus review.

Priority Review deadline: July 14, 2016
Mandatory Campus Deadline: September 1, 2016

Applying for Fulbright at Drexel involves a few steps:

  • Step 1. Attend an info session or watch these videos.

    Register for one of our info sessions and/or watch these introductory videos about applying for Fulbright:

    Introduction to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

    Applying for Fulbright at Drexel

  • Step 2. Complete a Fulbright Interest Form

    Complete a brief interest form to learn a bit more about Fulbright, assess your basic eligibility, and get you started working with the Drexel Fellowships Office. Once you’ve completed this form, we will follow-up with you by email to provide further guidance and access to our Fulbright-Drexel BB/Learn site, with additional resources and support for applicants.

    This step is required for all Fulbright applicants at Drexel. 

  • Step 3. Priority Review

    Priority Review Registration Deadline: July 14
    Priority Review Committees: TBD
    We strongly encourage students to register for priority campus review. A campus committee with Fulbright experience will review your submitted materials and work with you to address missing pieces and identify elements of strength and weakness in your application. Applicants and recommenders will then have just over a month to revise before the fall campus deadline.

  • Step 4. Campus Deadline and Interviews 

    Mandatory Campus Deadline: September 1, 2016 at 12noon.
    Campus Interviews: mid-September
    You must submit a complete application by this date to be considered for a Fulbright.
    Once your application has been submitted for institutional review, the Drexel Fulbright Program Adviser will schedule a campus interview for you. A campus committee will evaluate your application according to Fulbright's selection criteria, based on a review of your materials and a brief, 30-minute interview. The committee provides you with feedback and submits a Fulbright Campus Evaluation, which is submitted as part of your final application package.

  • Step 5. National Deadline

    National Deadline: October 11 by 5pm.
    Submit your final revised application online, including any supporting materials and letters of recommendation.

Info Sessions and Workshops

Please register (even last minute) for info sessions if you plan to attend.
Can’t make it to one of our info sessions?  Be sure to check our our videos and tutorials to learn more!

** Events are open to Drexel students and alumni only **

Special Fulbright Session with 2016 Fulbright Alumni Ambassador 

Lauren Pitts (MS CFT '13), a 2016 Fulbright Alumni Ambassador, will discuss her experience as a Fulbright student grantee in Barbados (2014-15), the goals of the Fulbright Program and the opportunities it offers. This session will also provide an overview of the Fulbright program and review strategies for students planning to work on the application over the Spring/Summer terms, including while off-campus on co-op or study abroad. Lauren Pitts received a Fulbright grant in 2014-15 to research the impact of father-daughter attachment and communication on adolescent daughters’ sexual decision-making, in collaboration with PAREDOS (Parent Education for Development in Barbados) and the University of West Indies.  

Friday, March 4, 12-1:30pm
Disque Hall #109, Light refreshments provided
This event has passed.

2017 Kickoff Event: I Am Fulbright

Hear from a panel of Drexel faculty and alumni about their Fulbright experiences and stay for a brief info session (optional) on how to apply.

Panelists include:

  • Phillip Ayoub, PhD, Assistant Professor of Politics, Fulbright Schuman Student Grant to the EU (2010-11)
  • Joel Oestreich, PhD, Director of the Global Studies Major, Associate Professor of Politics and Global Studies, Fulbright Scholar to India (2011-12)
  • Rachel R Reynolds, PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Fulbright Scholar, Cameroon (2010-11)
  • Deborah Turner, PhD, Assistant Professor of Informatics, Fulbright Student Grant to Finland (2008-09)

Wednesday, April 13, 1-2:30pm
Disque 109, Light refreshments
This event has passed.
Watch a video of the panel here (password "Fulbright")

 *Co-sponsored by the Fellowships Office and Office for International Programs*

Introduction to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

This info session will review the basics of the Fulbright Study/Research and ETA programs and consider a range of projects that students have done with the support of Fulbright grants. We will help you understand the different Fulbright grants, application process, and how to get started. A Drexel Fulbright finalist from prior years will be present to share his/her expertise.

Tuesday, April 19, 12-1pm

Thursday, April 28, 12-1pm
Disque #109

Friday, May 6, 12-1pm
Queen Lane Campus, Seminar A-7

Tuesday, May 10, 5-6pm
Disque #109

Wednesday, June 29, 5-6pm

Disque 109

Register in advance.

Fulbright Application Workshops 

Applying for Fulbright can be daunting. Whether you’re staring down a blank page or struggling to pick a spot on the globe, this workshop can help. We will lead you through each component of the application, from finding an affiliation to writing the personal statement and project proposal.  Come to this hands-on workshop for ideas on how to get started and to learn about revision strategies.

To participate in an Application Workshop, you must first fill-out our brief online Fulbright Consultation Survey and be added to our Fulbright Blackboard/Learn Page.

Tuesday, April 26, 4-6pm
Applicants only - register via Fulbright BB/Learn Page  

Thursday, May 12, 11am-1pm
Applicants only - register via Fulbright BB/Learn Page  

Tuesday, May 24, 4-6pm
Applicants only - register via Fulbright BB/Learn Page 

Wednesday, July 6, 5-6pm -- Statement of Grant Purpose Workshop
Applicants only - register via Fulbright BB/Learn Page

Thursday, July 7, 5-6pm -- Personal Statement Workshop
Applicants only - register via Fulbright BB/Learn Page

Additional Information and Videos

Want to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student program? Check out these resources!

Fulbright videos and webinars

Fulbright Tutorials
Tutorials are up-to-date slideshow videos that give applicants basic information about the program and how it operates. Each 10-15 minute tutorial focuses on a portion of the greater Fulbright U.S. Student Program and help you begin the process of getting a Fulbright award.

Fulbright Webinars
Want to go more in depth? Recorded webinars offer you a place to get detailed information and advice about individual Fulbright Student Programs and specific aspects of the application process. Webinars are largely unedited and tend to be 1-2 hours in length.

Fulbright Alumni Videos
Hear from current and former Fulbright student grantees about the Fulbright experience and different projects students have conducted on Fulbright grants.  

Drexel Fellowships Office videos and webinars

Introduction to Fulbright and Drexel

The Drexel-Fulbright Connection
Over the past few years, more and more Drexel students have applied and become Fulbright scholars. To learn more about the Drexel-Fulbright connection, watch this video:

I am Fulbright: Panel Discussion
A panel of Drexel faculty and alumni discuss their Fulbright experiences. Event co-sponsored by the Fellowships Office and Office for International Programs.

Fulbright Program Information 

For more information about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, visit:

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program Resources & Events Page includes several resources that enable applicants to learn more about the program and get support during the application process.

To see a schedule and register for upcoming Fulbright applicant webinars , go to:

Be sure to follow Fulbright on social media for updates and tips! Facebook: The Fulbright Program & Twitter: @FulbrightPrgrm