Fulbright Study Award

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries through exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. Study Grants are for students interested in either earning a one-year graduate degree at a foreign university, or spending the first of a multi-year degree on a Fulbright. Fulbright also offers Research Grants and English Teaching Assistantships.

If eligible, please follow the steps below to begin the process. Alumni and graduating seniors who fulfill the other eligibility requirements are encouraged to work with us as well.

Note that Fulbright also offers Research Grants and English Teaching Assistantships. Click here for additional types of Fulbright Student awards. Also, note that only ND undergraduates and undergraduate alumni apply through CUSE. If you are a graduate student or graduate alumni interested in the Fulbright, please contact the Graduate School's Office of Grants and Fellowships.

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By the time you begin the application (May 2021)

  • Be a U.S. citizen without underlying medical conditions that would prevent you from spending a year abroad (non-Covid related) 
  • Be completing your junior year in May 2021. Seniors and alumni are also eligible. 

By the time of Language Evaluations (August 2021) 

  • Have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to carry out the proposed research. The importance of this criterion varies from country to country; some countries require no language proficiency at all. Look at your country's Fulbright webpage to determine this. 

By the time the fellowship begins (Fall 2022) 

  • Have a conferred bachelor's degree

When to Apply

Applicants for the 2022-2023 cohort should begin the application process in late May 2021. The deadline for the 2021-2022 cycle Pre-Application was May 24, 2021. If you are interested in beginning an application after this date, please contact Jenny Smith at jsmith82@nd.edu to inquire if there is still room in the application cohort. 

Fulbright Study Pre-Application