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Fulbright U.S. Student Program

University endorsement required. See How to Apply below for more details.

The Fulbright U.S. 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 over 2,000 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.

About Fulbright U.S. Student Grants:

  • 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.

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.


The Fulbright US Student Program is open to U.S. citizens, from graduating college seniors and recent alumni 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.

How to Apply

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 to request access.

UREP hosts Fulbright info sessions each year during the Winter and Spring Terms. Visit our events page to view upcoming info sessions.

If you are interested in applying for Fulbright, please fill out the Fulbright Interest Form; the Interest Form generally opens in late March, shortly before the Fulbright application opens. We recommend attending an info session or reviewing our virtual information session, What is Fulbright?, first.

Application Timeline
  • March/April: UREP begins working with candidates
  • Summer: Campus deadlines
  • October: National deadline

More Information

More information on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, including application resources and sample applications, is available in the Drexel Fulbright Online Handbook.


For official deadlines and information on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (which supersedes any information provided here), please visit the Fulbright website.

Related Awards:

Boren Awards for International Study; Marshall Scholarship; Mitchell ScholarshipSchwarzman Scholars

Last updated: June 2024


  • August 19, 2024 

    campus deadline
    Contact UREP for more information

Fields of Study:

  • Any Field

Program Type:

  • Funded Graduate Program
  • Post-Grad Service Opportunity
  • Public Service
  • Research
  • Study
  • Travel

Program Length:

  • One year

Degree Level:

  • Post UG
  • Graduate


  • Africa
  • Asia & Pacific
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America


  • US Citizen/National