The University of Texas once again ranks among the top producers of Fulbright U.S. students.

UT Austin Remains Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

  • Feb 10, 2023

The U.S. Department of State today named The University of Texas at Austin a Fulbright Top-Producing Institution for U.S. Students. Seventeen Longhorns were selected to receive Fulbright awards for academic year 2022-2023, earning UT Austin a Top 25 ranking among U.S. institutions for the 14th year. 

Of the 221 Fulbright-producing research institutions , UT Austin checks in at No. 21 nationally and No. 3 among public universities. UT Austin has now coordinated Fulbright grants for a total of 233 students over a span of 19 years. 

“The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a highly esteemed and longstanding partner of The University of Texas at Austin’s pursuit for excellence in international education,” said Sonia Feigenbaum, senior vice provost of global engagement and chief international officer. “We are deeply honored to be named once again as a Fulbright top producer, a recognition of the university’s dedication toward preparing students to learn, grow, and serve as global citizens.” 

This recognition, which is annually published by the Chronicle of Higher Education, is given by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to U.S. colleges and universities reporting the highest number of applicants selected for the 2022-2023 Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  

The Fulbright competition is administered at UT Austin through the Education Abroad unit of Texas Global. Serving as the faculty committee chair and advisor is Dr. Sonia Seeman, associate professor in the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music. More information is available at Texas Global Fulbright or by emailing

Fulbright is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, ranking among the largest and most diverse exchange programs in the world. Since its inception in 1946, more than 400,000 participants from all backgrounds and fields in the U.S. and more than 160 other countries have participated in the Fulbright Program.   

“On behalf of President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken, congratulations to the colleges and universities recognized as 2022-2023 Fulbright Top Producing Institutions, and to all the applicants who were selected for the Fulbright Program this year,” said Lee Satterfield, assistant secretary of state for Educational and Cultural Affairs. “Thanks to the visionary leadership of these institutions, administrators, and advisors, a new generation of Fulbrighters … will catalyze lasting impact on their campus, in their communities, and around the world.”   

The Fulbright Program was established more than 75 years ago to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries. Funding comes from an annual appropriation made to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as well as support from foreign partner governments, non-governmental organizations, private organizations, corporate partnerships, individual donors, and U.S. and foreign host institutions.  

Fulbright alumni work to make a positive impact on their communities, sectors, and the world. Participants have included 41 heads of state or government, 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 78 MacArthur Fellows, and countless leaders and changemakers who carry forward the Fulbright mission of enhancing mutual understanding.   

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