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Fulbright Student Program 2018-19: Engage with the World

April 3, 2017

This program requires university review and endorsement.

Priority Review Deadline: June 30, 2017
  Campus Endorsement Deadline: August 15, 2017

Let us know you're interested by filling out this Fulbright 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 roughly 2,000 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 endorsement.

Priority Review deadline: June 30, 2017
Campus Endorsement Deadline: August 15, 2017

Applying for Fulbright at Drexel involves a few steps:

  • Step 1. Attend an info session

    Register for an info session to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and how to apply at Drexel.
    See upcoming sessions and register below.

    Can't make it to an info session? Watch these introductory videos and the webinars from Fulbright to learn more about the program:

    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  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: June 30
    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: August 15, 2017 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 6 by 5pm.
    Submit your final revised application online, including any supporting materials and letters of recommendation.

Drexel Fulbright Day

Wednesday, April 19th
Join the Drexel Fellowships Office and Office of International Programs in kicking of another successful Fulbright application season. This daylong event will feature information sessions, panels, and a networking event to help raise awareness and interest in Fulbright programs for students, faculty, and staff.


First Steps to Fulbright for US Students
3 sessions to choose from!
10-11am in Disque 109 | 1:30-2:30pm in Disque 109 | 4-5pm (webinar)

This info session will review the basics of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and consider a range of projects and programs Drexel 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 student with Fulbright application experience will be present to share his/her advice and insights.

Fulbright Student Program Panel
Disque Hall #109
Hear from a panel of new and recent Fulbright student grantees, who will discuss the process of applying, what to expect while abroad, and Fulbright’s impact on their long-term goals.

Fulbright Scholar Panel for Faculty and Professionals
Disque Hall #109
This panel will consist of current Drexel Faculty and Staff who have lectured, conducted research, or participated in seminars as part of the Fulbright Scholar Program. Panelists will discuss their programs and the impact these experiences have had on their academic and professional careers.

Fulbright for Faculty and Professionals
Disque Hall #109
The Fulbright Scholar Program provides a range of opportunities for established scholars and professionals. This info session will introduce the various grants available through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar program and explain the professional benefits of participating in international and cross-cultural experiences.

Global Drexel Networking Event
Location TBD
A networking event for faculty, staff and students to share their international experiences and learn more about the resources available at Drexel. Take this opportunity to talk to members of the Drexel community about their Fulbright experiences and other global engagement programs.

Info Sessions and Workshops

Please register (even last minute) for any events you plan to attend. ** Events are open to Drexel students and alumni only **

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. Please register in advance.

Wednesday, April 19, 10-11am
Disque Hall #109

Wednesday, April 19, 1:30-2:30pm
Disque Hall #109

Wednesday, April 19, 4-5pm

Wednesday, May 6, 12-1pm
Queen Lane Campus, Room TBD

Friday, May 12, 1-2pm
Disque Hall #109

Wednesday, May 17, 4-5pm
Disque Hall #109

Can’t make it to one of our info sessions?  Be sure to check our our videos and tutorials to learn more!

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.

Workshops are for current applicants only. To learn more and start the application process, please complete a brief online Fulbright Interest Form.

Study/Research Grant Application Workshops
Applicants only - details available on our Fulbright BB/Learn page

Friday, April 28, 2-3:30pm
Tuesday, May 16, 4-5:30pm
Tuesday, June 27, 12-1:30pm

English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Application Workshop
Applicants only - details available on our Fulbright BB/Learn Page

Friday, May 5, 2-3:30pm
Tuesday, May 23, 4-5:30pm
Wednesday, June 28, 12-1:30pm

Personal Statement Workshop
Applicants only - details available on our Fulbright BB/Learn Page

Wednesday, May 10, 4-5:30pm
Thursday, May 25, 2-4pm

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