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 Fulbright US Student Program

Award: Tuition, travel expenses, books, and more in a foreign country. Students must show a desire to promote mutual understanding among nations


  • Open Study: Propose a graduate degree program at an accredited university abroad of your choice.
  • Research Award: Create your own research-oriented project. This award will not result in a degree like the open study award.
  • English Teaching Award: Teach English abroad in one of the 140 countries that offer this award.
  • Other: Depending on the country there are specialized awards offered like National Geographic, Internship programs with special focuses on public health, public policy, etc.

UC San Diego deadline: September 7, 2021. Application materials are available in early April. Submit intent to apply form by July 6, 2021 to If you have missed the intent to apply deadline and are still interested in applying, please email immediately.

Deadline to apply 'at large': October 12, 2021, 2 pm Pacific.



U.S. citizen

B.A. or B.S. at time of the award

Academic excellence

Desire to promote mutual understanding among nations

Language proficiency in the host country (if applicable)

3 letters of reference

To apply through UC San Diego, candidates must work with the Fulbright Program Adviser to ensure that the application is officially submitted and that all supporting documents are attached by the final internal deadline

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Apply to Fulbright US Student Program

The Fulbright US Student Program requires a UC San Diego endorsement for current undergraduate students. If you are graduating, you have the option to go through UC San Diego or to apply 'at large'. It is recommended that students interested in applying contact Michelle Monroy (contact info below) for feedback. To apply to the Program, review the scholarship requirements and apply on the website.

US Fulbright Website

Contact Information

Contact: Michelle Monroy, Graduate Fellowship Advisor

Phone:  (858) 822-2938

Michelle Monroy advises on the Fulbright Scholarship, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Ford Foundation Fellowship

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Submitting a Grad Advisor Ticket