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 2019-2020 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.


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 Embark Application System. Application tips and timeline information can be found by viewing the Fulbright Info Session Presentation outline (PDF).


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

Apply through UT

The UT campus deadline is August 31, 2018. Complete this survey to take part in interviews and be assigned a mentor after your interview.

  • UT Campus Deadline: August 31, 2018
  • Committee Interviews: September 17-28, 2018
  • National Deadline: October 9, 2018, 4 p.m. CST

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: Sessions for the 2019-2020 cycle have ended. Please refer to Fulbright Info Session Presentation outline (PDF).

Sessions for the 2020-2021 cycle will be held April and May, 2019.


Email fulbright@austin.utexas.edu for details.