Fulbright Scholarship
and Grant Opportunities

The Fulbright scholarship and grant are components of the Fulbright Program which is an international exchange program created by the U.S. government.

In 1946, Senator William Fulbright of Arkansas introduced legislation that helped to create the Fulbright Program. Today it operates in approx. 155 countries and awards 8,000 scholarships and grants each year to students, scholars and teachers.

What Does the Fulbright Scholarship Offer?

    1) An opportunity for college seniors, graduate students and early professionals to travel abroad and study in a foreign country. Also for foreign students to come to the United States and do the same.
    2) The opportunity for young English teachers to strengthen their English language and proficiency in English. Also, help to improve understanding of U.S. culture and values in U.S colleges and universities.
    3) Offers an opportunity to exceptional foreign graduate students to study certain fields such as science, technology and engineering in the U.S.
    4) Gives U.S. scholars the chance to go abroad to do research and lecture for up to one year.
    5) Provides opportunities for U.S. colleges and university faculty members to provide expert consultation to other colleges and universities overseas for up to six weeks.
    6) An opportunity for U.S. and foreign teachers to exchange locations for one semester to do research and work on projects in each others country.

All scholarships and grants awarded through the Fulbright program are selected by the presidentially appointed William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. This board also establishes all policy rules and guidelines.

Scholarships and grants are awarded based on applicants academic merit and leadership potential.

Basic Eligibilities of a Fulbright Scholarship or Grant

1) U.S. citizen at the time of application.
2) B.A Degree or equivalent.
3) A certificate of good health provided by a physician.
4) To be proficient in the written and spoken language of the host country to the degree that you’re able to communicate and be capable of conducting your studies in your proposed field.

If you’re a graduating college student, graduate student, teacher or even a mid career teaching professional interested in continued learning and participating in an international exchange program, there may be a Fulbright scholarship or grant that can help you achieve your goals.

Learn what grants for graduate school Fulbright has to offer for exceptional students.

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