Fulbright Fellowship (Int)

Fellowship details

Application Status
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Period of Funding
One academic year in length—between 9 and 12 months
Citizenship Requirements
U.S. Citizen


Do you plan on applying to Fulbright?  Please make sure to fill out this interest form.  This form must be completed by the deadline (which is before the official Fulbright deadline) in order to be considered for an institutional endorsement.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When selecting “US Institution Through Which Applying,” be sure to select “UC Irvine Graduate School.” If you select “UC Irvine,” rather than “UC Irvine Graduate School,” your application will be routed to the undergraduate fellowships office and will be delayed in reaching our reviewers.

  • Operates in approximately 140 countries worldwide.
  • Awards grants in nearly all fields and disciplines, including the humanities, sciences, professional fields, and creative and performing arts.
  • Allows for individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship. You can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S.
  • Provides support for study/research/teaching abroad, usually in a single country (see Country Summaries: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/program_regions_world.html). You can meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
  • Facilitates cultural exchange. Through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
  • Promotes mutual understanding. Through engagement in the community, you can interact with your hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.

Award Information

Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Please consult the Country Summaries for specifics.

In general, grants:

  • Are one academic year in length—between 9 and 12 months.
  • Correspond to the host country’s academic calendar.

U.S. Student Fulbright Grants fall into three general categories:

  1. Full Grants for Study/ Research
  2. Full Grants for English Teaching Assistantships (ETA)
  3. Special Programs: Additional awards are available in language study and digital storytelling. For more information, visit the Types of Grants page.

Important Dates

Application/Nomination Deadlines and Calendar: https://grad.uci.edu/funding/current-fellowships/fulbright-fellowship-int/ 

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Master’s and doctoral candidates who will demonstrate capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying.

Note: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has a preference for candidates who have not had recent extensive experience abroad (excluding recent undergraduate study abroad), especially in the country of application.

For full information on award eligibility, please visit: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/eligibility.

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