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Fulbright U.S. Student Program (IIE)

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 sign up to receive information from campus advisors and attend a campus information session (details TBA).

Advising for the 2019-20 year will begin in late January 2018.  Please check back for further details.

Please contact an advisor for questions related to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program by email at:

Application Deadline: 


The campus and national deadline for the 2019-2020 application year will be announced in early 2018.

Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for this program through the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus, applicants must  

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be U-M students or alumni
  • Have completed an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the award
  • Demonstrate the language skills necessary to complete the proposed project
  • Enrolled students are required to apply through U-M

Application Submission:

Applicants must submit a completed Online Embark Application.

The online application for the 2019-2020 application year will open in March 2018 (date TBA). 




phone: (734) 936-3966

Information Sessions:

Those interested in applying to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program are encouraged to attend the information sessions held by U-M campus Fulbright Program Advisors.  

Information sessions for the 2018-2019 cycle are closed. Sessions for the 2019-2020 cycle will begin in January 2018. Once dates have been determined, the information will be posted here.