This program requires university review and endorsement.
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March/April: UREP begins working with candidates
Summer: Campus deadlines
October: National deadline
If you are interested in applying for Fulbright, please fill out the Fulbright Interest form.
The Fulbright US Student Program supports students for one year of graduate study, research, creative projects or teaching worldwide. The program is one of the largest academic exchanges in the world, providing approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study and in more than 140 participating countries. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Fulbright Student grants provide recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, young professionals and artists with opportunities for personal and professional development. During their grants, Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences and gaining an appreciation of others’ viewpoints, behaviors, and cultures. By facilitating individual, cross-cultural interaction in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, the program aims to foster mutual understanding.
There are several kinds of Fulbright U.S. Student Grants, though you may only apply to one in a given year:
- Fulbright Study/Research Grant: Academic & Arts
These grants are available to students in any academic field plus the performing and visual arts. Students design a proposal for a specific country - usually to pursue graduate study, carry out research or creative projects, engage in community work, or some combination. Applicants should have a well-developed plan of study or project proposal and typically work with advisers at foreign universities or similar institutions in the host country. Creative and performing arts applicants are required to submit supplementary materials based on their disciplines.
English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program
The Fulbright ETA Program offers opportunities for students to serve in an English-language classroom, helping to teach English language and acting as a cultural ambassador for the United States. ETAs work 20-30 hours per week in the classroom, under the supervision of a classroom teacher and generally undertake a small project alongside their classroom responsibilities. This is a popular program for those with a passion for culture, language, teaching, and learning. Students apply to an individual country's ETA program, but do not choose where in the country they are placed.
- Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship
These awards are an optional supplement to a study/research grant, to support students as they "develop global narratives and discuss commonalities across borders around a common issue or theme." Fellows will be mentored by National Geographic Editor as they use new media to enhance mutual understanding and build intercultural ties. NatGeo supplements fund additional public outreach or research communication activities. There is an annual theme for proposal subjects eligible for this supplement. Interested students must apply for a study/research award, complete the optional NatGeo supplement application, and assemble a portfolio of related public outreach and research communication activities.
Check out the Fulbright website to learn more!
Who are they looking for?
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.
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.
Please Note: Faculty and staff may be eligible for other Fulbright Scholar Awards, administered by CIES and due in September. Please see the Fulbright CIES website for more information about these programs.
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Applying for Fulbright
To apply for Fulbright at Drexel University, you must submit an application for campus endorsement. Deadlines and a detailed description of the process can be found in the Drexel Fulbright Online Handbook. Access to the handbook requires a Drexel log-in; alumni can email email@example.com to request access.
Boren Awards for International Study
; Marshall Scholarship
; Mitchell Scholarship
; Schwarzman Scholars
Last updated: March 2023
Fields of Study:
- Arts and Creative Fields
- Business and Law
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
- Social Sciences and Humanities
- Asia & Pacific
- North America
- South America
- Varies by country. Covers all project costs and modest living expenses.