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Fulbright Opportunities for UT Students

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates, graduate students, young professionals and artists. Over 1,500 grants are awarded annually, and UT Austin is proud to be a top producer of Fulbright recipients.

Please refer to the U.S. Student Fulbright Program website to receive the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding application updates and processes.

For UT Austin students and alumni interested in applying through their Home Institution, please read below for additional information.

Award Types and Locations

Study / Research Awards

Grants offered for academic projects proposed by applicants for independent study or research. Applicants may also pursue enrollment in a graduate program abroad.

English Teaching Awards

Programs place grantees in teaching assistantships ranging from elementary to university education level to provide supplemental English language instruction.


Applicants can apply for awards in countries throughout the world. To view opportunities by country, visit the Fulbright website.


All UT students and alumni who meet the eligibility requirements outlined by Fulbright are able to apply through their Home Institution of UT Austin. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals at the time of application, and must have conferred a bachelor’s degree or equivalent before the start of the grant period. Review Fulbright’s full list of eligibility requirements.

Award Benefits

Fulbright covers round-trip transportation to the host country, room, board, incidental costs, and provides Accident & Sickness Health Benefits. In some countries, grants may also include allowances for books and research, enrichment activities, language study programs, and specialized orientation sessions.


Application Start Date

  • The competition cycle for 2025-2026 opens Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

Application Deadline

  • The national grant application deadline for the 2025-2026 competition cycle is Tuesday, October 8, 2024. Applications must be submitted through the IIE portal by 5 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Central to be considered.

Campus Review Deadline

  • UT Austin’s campus deadline to be considered for the campus committee review and evaluation is 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, 2024. Applications must be submitted through the IIE portal by this time or they will not be considered. UT Austin's FPA will later un-submit the application so that revisions can be made and the final application can be re-submitted by the national deadline.

Process Details

  • Applicants will receive notification of their interview date and time with the UT Austin Fulbright Faculty Committee after submission of their application to the Fulbright Program Administrator. Recommendations and language evaluations, while encouraged, are not required to be submitted by the campus deadline.
  • After the interview, each applicant will be assigned a mentor from the committee to assist with making necessary revisions. Applicants must resubmit their completed application, along with recommendations and language evaluation forms, by the national grant deadline on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2024.

How to Apply

  1. Attend a Fulbright Information Session

    Texas Global hosts information sessions throughout the spring semester to showcase Fulbright award opportunities, provide an overview of the application process and answer questions. All information sessions will be conducted virtually over Zoom for the 2025-2026 competition cycle.

    If you are interested in attending, please contact to RSVP

    • See the events page for the latest English Teaching Assistant and Study / Research Award Info Sessions.
  2. Start Your Fulbright Online Application

    Access the Fulbright Application via the IIE website and review all application components required for your particular application. Please select ‘The University of Texas, Austin’ to ensure the Fulbright Program Administrator will be able to view your application in the IIE portal.


  3. Attend a Proposal Writing Workshop

    Dr. Sonia Seeman, Fulbright Program Advisor and Chair, offers proposal writing workshops to help strengthen applications. All writing workshops will be conducted virtually over Zoom for the 2025-2026 competition cycle.

    If you are interested in attending, please contact to RSVP.

    • See the events page for the latest English Teaching Assistant Writing, Study / Research, and General Writing (both ETA and Study / Research) Workshops.
  4. Submit Your Application by the Campus Deadline

    UT Austin's campus deadline for 2025-2026 competition cycle is 5 p.m. on August 23, 2024. Applicants will need to submit their completed application and preferably have their language evaluations (if applicable) and recommendations and letter of affiliation completed by this deadline as well.

  5. Complete an Interview with the UT Fulbright Faculty Committee

    In September, the UT Fulbright Faculty Committee will conduct interviews with each Fulbright applicant. Applicants will answer questions about their specific interests for pursuing Fulbright and receive feedback from faculty committee members on their applications. After the interview, each applicant will be paired with a faculty mentor who will conduct a Campus Committee Evaluation for submission with the finalized application.

  6. Submit Your Application to the National Competition

    All finalized applications are due by the national deadline of Tuesday, October 8, 2024 at 5:00pm ET (4:00pm CT), including recommendations and (if applicable) foreign language evaluations.

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