Fulbright U.S. Student Program

What is the U.S. Student Fulbright Program?  It is:

  • the largest and most prestigious U.S. government international exchange program
  • offers opportunities for students to undertake international graduate study, research, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.
  • awarded approximately six thousand grants in 2010, totaling more than $322.3 million, to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars
  • sends U.S. awardees to study, teach, and conduct research in more than 155 countries

To be eligible for these grants, you must:

  • be a U.S. citizen at the time of application
  • have at least a bachelor’s degree by the time the grant begins
  • not have a terminal degree in your field (usually a PhD) at the time of application


  • September 10, 2015: Campus deadline
  • September 15-October 9: Campus interviews
  • October 13, 2015: Final deadline

What you need to know in order to apply:

  • Current CU-Boulder students who wish to apply for a Fulbright must apply through the CU-Boulder Top Scholarship Office.
  • Also refer to Fulbright’s excellent web site where you can find very helpful information about how to prepare your application to give you the best chance of success.

Assistance with your application: The Campus Fulbright Program has moved to the campus Top Scholarship Office. Please contact Deborah Viles at Viles@Colorado.edu.
There are also extensive resources on the Fulbright web site (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html) that we encourage you to take advantage of.  You’ll find advice, webinars, peer advisors, and more on this site.