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U.S. Student Fulbright Opportunities

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The TOP SCHOLARSHIP OFFICE serves as the CU-Boulder campus coordinator for the U.S. Student Fulbright competition.

The CU-Boulder student deadline for applying for a 2016-2017 U.S. Student Fulbright Grant is Sept. 10, 2015!

See schedule of fall 2015 informational meetings below.

What is the U.S. Student Fulbright Program?  It is:

  • the largest and most prestigious U.S. government international exchange program
  • offers opportunities for students to undertake international graduate study, research, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. 
  • awarded approximately six thousand grants in 2010, totaling more than $322.3 million, to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars
  • sends U.S. awardees to study, teach, and conduct research in more than 155 countries

To be eligible for these grants, you must:

  • be a U.S. citizen at the time of application
  • have at least a bachelor's degree by the time the grant begins
  • not have a terminal degree in your field (usually a PhD) at the time of application 

What you need to know in order to apply:

  • Current CU-Boulder students who wish to apply for a Fulbright must apply through the CU-Boulder Top Scholarship Office. 
  • Also refer to Fulbright's excellent web site where you can find very helpful information about how to prepare your application to give you the best chance of success.

Assistance with your application: The Campus Fulbright Program has moved to the campus Top Scholarship Office. Please contact Deborah Viles at
There are also extensive resources on the Fulbright web site ( that we encourage you to take advantage of.  You’ll find advice, webinars, peer advisors, and more on this site. 

Fall 2015 Fulbright Grant Information Meetings :

  April 6 5:00 p.m. Center for Community Room S350
  April 28 5:00 p.m. Center for Community Room S350


  • The CU-Boulder campus deadline for application is: September 10, 2015.  By this deadline, you must have submitted your online Fulbright application, so that it can be reviewed at CU. Your recommendations should also have been received in the application system by this deadline.
  • Campus interviews will take place in September/October 2015.   
  • The final Fulbright deadline will be in mid-October 2015.  You must have submitted your final online application by this deadline.

 Read about CU students who have received Fulbright Student Awards: 

CU-Boulder U.S. Student Fulbright Student Grantee List