Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards over 1,500 grants annually and operates in more than 140 countries.  Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships are available to over 50 countries.

Ohio State process and timeline

The Graduate School handles graduate student applications to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The application process begins May 1; interested students complete an initial application online. These applications must be completed by mid-September.

The Graduate School holds on-campus interviews during the first week of October. Fulbright requires these interviews, and the Graduate School uses them to make each application as strong as possible.

The Graduate School submits the official applications in mid-October. Fulbright makes an initial cut by January 31, and the remaining are sent on to each country for their selection. Students are notified by Fulbright about their awards between April 1 and May 1.

Award descriptions and eligibility

Fulbright grants provide round-trip travel, a stipend for one academic year, and health and accident coverage. Full or partial tuition may be provided. Each country has its own requirements and considerations affecting eligibility (e.g., level of language proficiency, field of study restrictions, dependent support, etc.).

Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program must be U.S. citizens and hold a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) and must not have completed a doctoral degree at the time of application.

For more information about the application process and participating countries, visit www.us.fulbrightonline.org.



Ohio State graduate and professional students and alums seeking to apply for a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant should contact Katherine Eckstrand, director of Fellowship Services, at eckstrand.1@osu.edu or (614) 292-6031 for campus specific information and deadlines. 

Need help?

Contact staff members in the Graduate School using the staff directory, or call (614) 292-6031.

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