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Foreign Fulbright Student Program

Offered by U.S. Department of State

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 26, 2024
Multiple awards worth


Grade level

Graduate Students

Application deadline:


Scholarship Overview

Are you an international student interested in studying and conducting research in the United States? If so, consider applying for the Foreign Fulbright Student Program! The program is open to young students, artists, and professionals from outside the U.S. looking to pursue their graduate degrees or conduct research at a university in the U.S. To find out if your country offers the program, check out this list of nations with FTLA programs.

The program is jointly offered by the U.S. Department of State and Fulbright, an international educational exchange program that hopes to serve as a “catalyst for peace and an interconnected world”. It offers international graduate students, young professionals, and artists opportunities to study, conduct research, or teach their native language in the U.S. through merit-based grants. If you are interested in studying, conducting research, or teaching in the U.S., we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to non-U.S. citizens looking to pursue a graduate degree or conduct research at a U.S. university. Applicants should also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

Graduate Students



Academic Interest

Foreign Languages, Social Science

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and the below application materials. Bear in mind that each country may have different required application materials, so we recommend checking your home country's Foreign Fulbright Program requirements.


Resume or CV

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

Yes, this scholarship is open to international students.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact U.S. Department of State at

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Foreign Fulbright Student Program is not renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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