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


  • Campus deadline: late August each year
  • Campus interviews: mid-September - mid-October
  • Final deadline: Early October each year

Application Information 

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.
  • Alumni who apply through CU may use the Office of Top Scholarships as a resource.

Application Assistance

The Campus Fulbright Program has moved to the campus Top Scholarship Office. Please contact Deborah Viles at viles@colorado.edu. There are also extensive resources on the Fulbright website that we encourage you to take advantage of.  You’ll find advice, webinars, peer advisors, and more on this site.