Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Application deadline:   September 7, 2016 (UW campus deadline)

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. All students are encouraged to consider this great opportunity, whether as part of your academic program or outside of it.

Students interested in public policy should also explore the Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship and consult with the Office of Fellowships, Assistantships, and Awards at the UW Graduate School if interested in applying.


  • U.S. citizens (international students should go to the Fulbright Foreign Student Program website)
  • Master’s or doctoral degree student, professional degree student (without a Ph.D.), graduating senior, or alumni who hold at least a bachelor’s degree but not a Ph.D.
  • In good health

Application process

Current UW graduate students MUST apply through the UW campus process and meet our earlier campus deadline. The University of Washington campus deadline for the 2017–2018 Fulbright U.S. student competition is Sept. 7, 2016. Although the official Fulbright deadline is later, currently enrolled students MUST complete and submit all application materials by our earlier deadline. 

Graduate alumni are invited to apply through the UW campus process if they choose, but may also apply at-large; applying through the UW campus process requires that you also meet the earlier campus deadline.

UW applicants are required to attend an in-person interview. Interviews will take place Sept. 24, 2016 (NOTE: This is BEFORE autumn classes begin).

For complete information about these opportunities, see: https://grad.uw.edu/graduate-student-funding/for-students/fellowships/list-of-fellowships/fulbright-u-s-student-program/