The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government. The program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study abroad for one academic year. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs . Approximately 1,600 scholarships are awarded each year.
The Fulbright Program is active in more than 155 countries in every region of the world.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Focus- Current seniors, recent college graduates, post graduates who are highly motivated in any academic field, from any background. Graduating seniors (those who will hold only a bachelor’s degree by the beginning date of the grant) will generally be expected to attend regular university lectures, but they should describe the study programs they wish to follow in terms as specific as possible.
Eligibility- Must be U.S. citizen at time of application, hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent before start of grant, must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the written and spoken language of host country sufficient to communicate with people and carry out proposed study.
Length of Study- Most of the grants will be awarded for programs of study, research or English teaching that require one academic year (8-10 months). Applicants should outline study plans or projects in their major fields that can be completed in one country and in one academic year.
Benefits- Grant benefits will vary by country and type of grant. Fulbright U.S. Student Full Grants generally provide round-trip transportation, book and research allowances, maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country, supplemental health and accident coverage, tuition, in some cases, and language or orientation courses, where appropriate.
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