The 2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Student Program application cycle opened on April 1, 2019.
NYU's campus deadline is Monday, August 26, 2019. All application components, including references, must be officially submitted into the Fulbright application system by the campus deadline. Please alert your reference writers to this internal deadline as soon as possible.
This page is designed to provide NYU graduate students with basic information about the Fulbright program. For additional information, we strongly encourage you to please visit the Office of Global Awards webpage.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, and administered by the Institute for International Education (IIE), offers diverse opportunities for research and cultural exchange for current U.S. students and recent graduates. Over the course of 8-12 months, Fulbright fellows are immersed in the culture and daily life of the country of their choice. Successful applicants to this program will show an interest in promoting cultural ambassadorship, and will have limited prior experience in their particular country of application (less than six months, not counting undergraduate study abroad).
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program includes the following grant types:
English Teaching Assistant Grants
Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowships
Critical Language Enhancement Award (Supplemental)
Fulbright Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health
To be eligible for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, candidates must be U.S. citizens at the time of application (permanent residents are not eligible), have conferred a bachelor's degree, and cannot hold a doctoral degree. Candidates who have conferred a doctoral degree should apply to the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Candidates have the choice to apply for the Fulbright program through NYU or at-large. If you decide to apply through NYU, you will follow all campus deadlines. Your application is eligible to receive assistance from the various NYU support structures available. Once you submit your application on the campus deadline, you will be contacted in late September/early October to schedule a campus committee interview. This interview will last approximately 30 minutes and will be led by an NYU faculty committee.
Special Information for Alumni- NYU is pleased to welcome recent alumni (typically, those who have had degrees conferred within the 18 months preceding the fall Fulbright application deadline) to participate in the process of advisement, evaluation and institutional submission described above.
Graduate Student Support Structures and Application Instructions
The Institute of International Education has partnered with the U.S. Department of State to create a user-friendly website to explore the Fulbright program. This website includes recorded and live webinars to better educate potential applicants, an in-depth description of the various grants and application logistics, and all country-specific information to help narrow your search. Please use this site to familiarize yourself with the basic components.
The NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development offers educational programming such as information sessions, panels, and application workshops for graduate students who are interested in the Fulbright program. To register for upcoming events,log in to your NYU CareerNet account, go to the “events” tab, select “Seminars”and enter “Fulbright” into the search field.
The Graduate School has designed these information sheets to help navigate the logistics of the research/study and ETA application. Please use them as resources and supplements to the official Fulbright application instructions indicated on the website. Please check this site later in the semester for information sheets pertaining to the other Fulbright grants listed above.
Study/Research Information Sheet
English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Information Sheet
Once you have familiarized yourself with the process and have selected a country and grant, you are ready to schedule an appointment to discuss your application.