Fulbright US Student Program

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Have you ever imagined being a cultural bridge between Australian musical theatre writers and Broadway musicals, or even stepping into the life of an Insect ?

The Fulbright Program is an International educational exchange program sponsored by the US Government. The program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. To that end, the Fulbright US Student Program provides recent college graduates with opportunities for personal and career development and international experience.*

Fulbright US Student Program offers a variety of grants:

  • One academic year of graduate study or research in over 140 countries around the world
  • English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) are awarded in dozens of countries
  • Special programs such as the Fulbright/mtvU Awards for research focusing on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression

Grant opportunities may vary considerably by country—for example, some may have a language requirement or restrictions on the field of study, and English Teaching Assistantships and special programs are available only in selected locations. Therefore, it is crucial to review the Country Summary for your intended destination before you apply to ensure that your goals and background match the Fulbright Program for that country.

How to Apply

Candidates for the Fulbright US Student Program must first complete the campus review process, which includes an online application and an interview with the Berea External Scholarships Committee.

An application checklist and detailed instructions are posted on the Fulbright website. Reading this guidance before starting your application will answer many of your questions and minimize frustration.

Applications must be submitted by the campus deadline on September 15 (if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be due the next business day). Applicants who miss the campus deadline will not be recommended for consideration by the Fulbright Program.

Did you know?

  • The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 by the US Congress and named after Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas?
  • Berea graduates have been awarded Fulbright Grants for study or research in Austria, India, and the United Kingdom?


Contact Berea’s FPA and Education Abroad Advisor Kathryn King.