Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, English teaching and even special assistantships/internships worldwide.  The program currently awards approximately 2,100 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries. From its inception, the Fulbright Program has fostered bilateral relationships in which citizens and governments of other countries work towards mutual understanding. On November 29, 2016 President Obama signed an Executive Order giving alumni from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program non-competitive eligibility for U.S. government jobs.

How does Fulbright advising work at USC?

Step 1: Wondering what opportunities exist through Fulbright? Begin with the Grant Types page to learn more about grant types and eligibility requirements.

Step 2: Follow the USC Advising Guide, which is required for juniors applying through USC and open to graduate students and recent alumni (up to 3 years post-graduate). This month-by-month outline will help you stay on track and develop a competitive application.

Step 3: Once the application launches in April, all applicants applying through USC should follow the USC Campus Deadlines for registering an application, signing up for one-on-one advising, and participating in the campus interview process. The deadline to register through USC is in July.

Bonus: Our office has curated a list of Applicant Resources including recorded info sessions, worksheets, faculty and alumni contacts, and more!

Why follow the campus process? USC is ranked as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students and Fulbright U.S. Scholars. View USC as a Top Producing Institution by Year.