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Fulbright Information

Fulbright US Student Program

The Fulbright US Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering fellowships abroad for one academic year. Graduate (Master's and doctoral) students can apply for a Fulbright to undertake an independent research project, pursue a one year master's degree or teach English abroad. Applicants must be US citizens at the time of application.

Preparation for a Fulbright application begins 9 to 12 months before the application is submitted to Fulbright. USF students apply through the USF Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA) - Ms. Lauren Chambers.

The campus deadline is always in August, typically the first week of the fall semester. Students apply a year ahead of going abroad. For example, students applying in the fall 2017 application cycle, are planning to go abroad starting in fall 2018.

Throughout the fall and spring semesters, the Office of National Scholarships holds Fulbright Information Sessions. Attendance at these Fulbright Information Sessions is required if you applying or planning to apply for the Fulbright US Student Program. Please check the Office of National Scholarships calendar for upcoming information sessions:

For general information regarding the Fulbright US Student Program, please visit:

If you are planning to apply, or have specific questions regarding your application (or potential application) please email Ms. Chambers at

Fulbright Hays

Fulbright Hays provides grants to fund doctoral students to conduct research abroad, in the fields of: modern foreign languages and area studies. Grants are awarded for periods of six to 12 months. Projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported. Applicants must be US citizens at the time of application.

For general information regarding Fulbright Hays, please visit:

Applications are only available online for a short period of time. For example, for the FY 2017 application cycle, applications opened January 13, 2017 and closed March 14, 2017.

Graduate students in doctoral programs in the fields of foreign languages and area studies must apply through the institutions in which they are enrolled. To apply for Fulbright Hays through USF, please contact Dr. Ruth Bahr, Associate Dean of the Office of Graduate Studies at