Fulbright US Student Program

Offers one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience.

The largest U.S. exchange program, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program sponsors 9 to 11 month experiences abroad including teaching, research, and study. Grants cover tuition, fees and travel and include a stipend. Applicants in all fields are welcome. Fulbright awards approximately 1,900 grants to US students annually and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright U.S. Student alumni populate a range of professions and include ambassadors, members of Congress, judges, heads of corporations, university presidents, journalists, artists, professors, and teachers.

Visit our Workshops and Information Sessions page to view the latest upcoming information sessions, alumni panels, and affiliation FAQs throughout the Spring Quarter. 

Visit the Fulbright Website: Tutorials for a comprehensive introduction to the various aspects of the Fulbright program.

If you wish to complete the Fulbright Primer, please use the following link: https://ccsa.uchicago.edu/content/fulbright-grant-primer

Deadline Information

National Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree by the start of the grant period; therefore, applications for Fulbright grants may only be submitted by fourth-year students (who will graduate before the start of the grant period) or recent graduates. Third-year students begin the application process in early spring quarter.
  • US citizens are eligible to apply. 
  • Recent alumni of the College who are not currently in graduate school are encouraged to apply through the campus process. The CCSA is available for all College alumni applicants.

A separate campus application process exists for University of Chicago graduate students.

Application Process

For information on campus procedures, please visit the Fulbright Application Guide.

For more information on this opportunity, please contact: 
Nicholas Morris