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Fulbright U.S. Student Program (IIE)

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The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of the U.S. State Department, administers the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. This competition is administered on campus by the International Institute.


Those interested in applying for the 2021-22 application year are encouraged to attend a campus information session prior to meeting with an advisor.

Scheduled advising takes place January through the end of August. Appointments may be in person, by phone, or via video conference. Appointments are scheduled by grant type: Study/Research, ETA & Arts.  

To schedule an appointment, please visit the ADVISING CALENDAR and select an open day/time.

Application Deadline: 

Campus: August 28, 2020
National: early October, 2020 (exact date TBA)

Applications are due just over a year before grants begin. Undergraduates planning to begin a grant following graduation should begin an application in January of their junior year.

Eligibility Criteria:

Enrolled students are required to apply through U-M. Recent alumni (those who last attended no more than 3 years ago) may also apply through U-M.

  • U.S. citizen or national at time of application
  • Conferred bachelor's degree by the start of the grant
  • Demonstrate language skills necessary to complete the proposed project

*Additional eligibility may apply.  

Application Submission:

The online application for the 2021-22 application year will open March 31, 2020. Applicants should review the U-M Fulbright Resources Site before beginning an application.

Application components include:

  • Completed Online Application
  • Statement of Grant Purpose
  • Affiliation Letter (not for ETA applicants)
  • Personal Statement
  • Foreign Language Evaluation
  • References (3)
  • Transcripts
  • Campus interview & endorsement (must apply by U-M application deadline to receive an interview)

NOTE: Additional materials are required for applicants in the Creative and Performing Arts. Please speak with an advisor about the requirements.




phone: (734) 936-3966

Information Sessions:

Information sessions are led by U-M campus Fulbright Program Advisors (see dates below). All interested applicants should attend a general information session at their earliest ability.

Thursday, April 2
Virtual Session via Bluejeans

Wednesday, April 8
Virtual Session via Bluejeans

Wednesday, May 6
Virtual Session via Bluejeans