How do I prepare for a Fulbright scholarship?

Research possible host institutions/collaborators abroad (if one is not listed in the award description) and start developing contacts. Attend a local Fulbright Scholar workshop. Discuss your interest in Fulbright with your dean or department chair and the Fulbright Scholar Liaison on your campus.

How do you write a personal statement for Fulbright?

Other important rules of thumb to keep in mind when composing your personal statements include:

  1. Address the personal statement specifications fully.
  2. Use clear, concise language – say what you mean.
  3. Avoid vague or empty statements, clichés and cultural references that may not translate well to a U.S. audience.

How do you write a Fulbright objective?

Study Objective for Fulbright Application

  1. Relate you previous and current experiences to your future goals.
  2. Elaborate on your qualifications.
  3. Specifically explain why you are the best fit for Fulbright Scholarship.
  4. Introduce the main idea for each body paragraph in the topic sentence.

Are there interviews for Fulbright?

There are two kinds of interviews for the Fulbright US Student Program. During the course of your Fulbright application, you may encounter one, both, or none at all. If you apply through a college or university, the first interview is an on-campus interview.

What is the stipend for Fulbright scholarships?

As a ballpark figure, the stipend will fall somewhere between $1000 – $2500. Among other factors, the stipend is set based on the general cost of living of the state/city at that time.

Who can apply for a Fulbright?


  • Applicants must be citizens or nationals of the United States of America at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have a conferred bachelor’s degree or equivalent before the start of the grant.

How many Fulbright scholars are there each year?

How many Fulbright Program grants are awarded annually? The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 2,000 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, over 800 U.S. scholars, and 900 visiting scholars receive awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals.