Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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"We must dare to think unthinkable thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world." - Senator James W. Fulbright

What is Fulbright?

Go abroad for 8-12 months in 2020-2021 to study and conduct research. As a UT Austin alumnus, graduating senior, or graduate student, you are eligible to apply for grants to attend graduate school, do research, or teach English abroad. Learn more about the program on the Fulbright website and with the Fulbright General Presentation (ppt).


Fulbright covers your round-trip transportation to host country, room, board, incidental costs, and provides Accident & Sickness Health Benefits. Discover the benefits the Fulbright program offers you.

How to Apply

Ready to apply? Learn how to apply and complete the application on the IIE Application System. Application tips and timeline information can be found by viewing the Fulbright Info Session Outline (PDF).


Explore countries you’re passionate about. Discover the different program benefits each of country and language requirements.

Apply through UT

All UT students and alumni are eligible. The UT campus deadline is September 1, 2019. In April 2019, we request you complete this survey to take part in interviews and be assigned a mentor after your interview.

  • Online Application Opens: April 1, 2019
  • UT Campus Deadline: September 1, 2019, 12 a.m. CDT
  • Committee Interviews: September 16-27, 2019
  • National Deadline: October 8, 2019, 4 p.m. CDT

Attend an Info Session

Learn more about the program from Fulbright alumni. They can help you on your country selection, give you application tips, and explain what to expect in-country.

Next Session: Please refer to Fulbright Info Session Outline (PDF), as it addresses all topics we discuss.

Sessions for the 2020-2021 cycle will be held:

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 4:00-5:00 p.m., SZB 278
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 12:00-1:00 p.m., SZB 278
Friday, May 3, 2019, 12:00-1:00 p.m., ECJ 1.314      


Email fulbright@austin.utexas.edu for details.

Get Connected

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