Fulbright Program

Campus Deadline: Noon, August 30, 2017

Notification of Intent to Apply Deadline: August 1, 2017

The purpose of the Fulbright program is to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. Approximately 1,900 Grants are available to over 140 countries. The award includes monthly stipends based on living costs in the host country, supplemental health and accident insurance, and book and research allowances. Round-trip transportation is also provided.  Applications are available at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants. Students pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Minnesota must apply through the Graduate School Fellowship Office, 314 Johnston Hall, 101 Pleasant St. S.E., (612) 625-7579. 


Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have earned a Bachelor's degree prior to their participation in the program. Application may be made to only one country.

Application Procedure

Notification of Intent to Apply in 2017 is due on August 1, 2017.  The Fulbright application is due at noon on August 30, 2017.  Campus interviews occur in September. Applications are then submitted to the Institute of International Education for further review by the National Screening Committee. Final decisions are made the following spring.


  • Application form.
  • A statement of proposed study or research that makes a stay in the country of application essential.
  • Letter of invitation from a faculty member at a university, institute, laboratory, or archive.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors in the applicant's field of study.
  • Foreign language evaluation, if applicable
  • Transcripts of all post-secondary studies. 

Selection Criteria

Selection criteria are based on:

  1. A record of outstanding academic achievement.
  2. A clearly defined research proposal and the necessity for conducting the research in the foreign country.
  3. Language proficiency as required by the foreign country.

Related Links:

The Chronicle of Higher Education - Article on Top Fulbright Producing Institutions

2017-18 Fellows
2016-17 Fellows
2015-16 Fellows
2014-15 Fellows
2013-14 Fellows

Information Sessions

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
101 Walter Library

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
101 Walter Library

Thursday, May 18, 2017
9:30 am - 11:00 am
101 Walter Library

Sessions are limited to 30 participants.