Fulbright u.s. Student program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be citizens or nationals of the United States of America at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible. Please review the Ineligibility section in relation to the eligibility of dual citizens.
  • Applicants must have a conferred bachelor's degree or equivalent before the start of the grant.
    • In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement.
  • Applicants must meet the language requirements of the award to which they are applying and demonstrate sufficient competency to complete their project and adjust to life in the host country.

Application Process

Neumann Process: 

Step 1: Complete this simple "Intent to Apply" application to notify the Center for Global Engagement of your desire to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship Award

    • This application is for NU's Center for Global Engagement only

    • This application is not sent to the Fulbright Scholarship Awards Committee for review

Step 2: Set up an advising appointment with the Fulbright Scholarship Advisor within the Center for Global Engagement (required)

    • During this appointment, your advisor will review the full experience and process of applying for a Fulbright Scholarship Award through Neumann University

    • This is a great opportunity to ask any and all questions!

Step 3: Review the Neumann University Fulbright Scholarship Student Handbook

Step 4: Review Country Summaries on the Fulbright website to familiarize yourself with where Fulbright Awards are offered

    • Pay close attention to the host country criteria to ensure you meet the qualifications for consideration

Step 5: Review the competition stastitics on the Fulbright website. This is to be used as an informative tool; this should not deter you from considering a host country, especially if you meet the criteria listed

Step 6: Begin your application! - and don't forget to ask for assistance from your advisor within Global Learning!

NU Intent to Apply Application Deadline: Monday, September 5, 2023 at 11:59PM EST