Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Please consult the specific country summary for details.


Basic requirements are:
• must be a U.S. citizen
• hold a B.A. degree or equivalent before the award begins
• not yet filed Ph.D. dissertation


Online application completed through the website

  • Submit online and hard copy (only Campus deadline)

Campus deadline

  • Include one copy of your application checklist with your hardcopies for the campus deadline
  • 3 sets of your application (and 2 copies of your supplemental materials if applying for an arts grant) submitted to 1228 Murphy Hall by the deadline
  • Late submissions may not receive a campus review or campus interview


  • Current students must apply through UCLA
  • The UCLA campus application deadline is August of every year. (The national deadline is October of every year.) *Please note: Applications must also adhere to specific time-of-day restrictions. Please check the website for details.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program Campus Coordinator at UCLA
Rocio Flores
Fellowships and Financial Services
1228 Murphy Hall
P. (310) 825-3521
E. uclafellowship@grad.ucla.edu