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Fulbright U.S. Student Program (IIE)

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The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of the U.S. State Department, administers the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which makes fellowships available to approximately 1,900 U.S. students annually to study, conduct research, teach English, or train in the creative arts in more than 140 countries worldwide. This competition is administered on campus by the International Institute.


Those interested in applying for the 2019-20 application year should first sign up to receive information from campus advisors, and are encouraged to attend a general campus information session prior to meeting with an advisor.

Scheduled advising takes place January through the end of August. Appointments may be in person, by phone, or via video conference.  Appointments are by grant type: Study/Research, ETA, and Arts.  

After attending an information session and meeting with an advisor, all applicants should review the U-M Fulbright U.S. Student Program Page (Site is restricted to U-M users only).​

Application Deadline: 

August 31, 2018

Eligibility Criteria:

Enrolled juniors, seniors, and graduate/professional students are required to apply through U-M. 

  • U.S. citizen
  • U-M students or alumni
  • Completed an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the award start date
  • Demonstrate the language skills necessary to complete the proposed project

Application Submission:

Application components include:

  • Completed Embark Application
  • Statement of Grant Purpose
  • Affiliation Letter (not for ETA applicants)
  • Personal Statement
  • Foreign Language Evaluation
  • References (3)
  • Transcripts
  • Campus interview & endorsement (must apply by U-M application deadline)

NOTE: Additional materials are required for applicants in the Creative and Performing Arts. Please speak with an advisor about the requirements.




phone: (734) 936-3966

Information Sessions:

All interested applicants should attend a general information session before attending additional sessions.

All General Information sessions will be held
12 pm -1 pm in 447 Weiser Hall



"Getting Started with Your Application"

U-M Fulbright U.S. Student Program Advisors (FPA) will provide an overview of the program and provide basic details related to the application and campus process.

July 18
12 pm - 1 pm | 447 Weiser Hall

Register to join July webinar :