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Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Upcoming Info Sessions

General Information
Wednesday, March 6 (Virtual)
12 - 1 PM
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Application Components Breakdown
Thursday, March 14 (Virtual)
10 - 11 AM
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Graduate Study
Tuesday, March 19 (Virtual)
4 - 5 PM
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Fulbright Alumni Panel
Monday, April 1  (Weiser Hall, Room 555)
12 - 1 PM
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Planning Your Fulbright Independent Research Project
Friday, April 12 (Virtual)
3 - 4:30 PM
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General Information
Thursday, April 18 (Virtual)
12 - 1 PM
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Finding Affiliations
Monday, April 22 (Virtual)
4 - 5 PM
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Click here to view pre-recorded info sessions.


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.

In 2023-2024, the University of Michigan was a "top producer" of finalists for the Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar Programs.

Those interested in applying are encouraged to attend a virtual campus information session prior to meeting with an advisor.  

Scheduled advising takes place January through the end of August. Appointments are available by phone, or via video conference. Appointments are scheduled by grant type - Study/Research, ETA, & Arts - but general appointments are also available.

To schedule an appointment, please visit the advising calendar and select an open day/time.

The 2025-26 application will open on April 2, 2024.

Campus Deadline: August 25th at 11:59 PM

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.  

The online application for the 2024-25 competition has closed. The 2025-2026 competition will open in April 2024.

Application components include:

  • Completed IIE 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.

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