U.S. Student Fulbright Program

Applications Open for the 2024-2025 Award Cycle!
Connecting People. Connecting Nations.

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program was established in 1946 to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries." It pursues this goal through the international exchange of students, scholars, and professionals. Opportunities are given to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching English in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Since 2005, over 100 SDSU students have received U.S. Fulbright grants.
Current students and recent alumni can apply through SDSU. To learn more, attend an SDSU information session. General information about the various grant options and selection criteria is available at the U.S. Fulbright Student Program website.

  • Be a U.S. citizen at the time of application
  • Undergraduate students must hold a bachelor degree by August 2024
  • Graduate students at any stage are eligible to apply
  • Recent graduates may also apply through SDSU
Important dates for the current Competition Cycle (2024–2025):
  • Spring 2023 Attend a virtual information session
  • March 31, 2023 Applications open
  • Spring and Summer 2023 Complete application for review by the SDSU Fulbright Advisor
  • August 22, 2023 Deadline to submit completed application to SDSU Fulbright Advisor
  • September 5, 2023  2:00 PM (Pacific Time) SDSU Campus deadline, mandatory for all current students and recent graduates applying through SDSU
  • September 11–22, 2023 Campus interviews
  • October 10, 2023, 2:00 PM (Pacific Time)  National Deadline, No exceptions
  • January 2024 Semi-finalists are announced by the National Selection Committees
  • April–May 2024 Finalists are selected by the country committees
  • August 2024 Most grants begin
  • Visit the U.S. Student Fulbright Program website
  • Attend an online SDSU information session via Zoom
  • Review the resources tab
  • Meet with an SDSU Fulbright Program Advisor and have your applications reviewed
  • Submit your online application by the SDSU deadline
  • Attend your campus interview with SDSU faculty members
  • Submit your final application to Fulbright by the national deadline

Spring 2023 Zoom Information Sessions
Sign up to attend or be added to the interest list.

Learn more about what the program entails and how to navigate the Fulbright website to search for specific awards. Sessions last approximately one hour. 

  • Thursday, June 1 (4 p.m.)

Personal Statement Zoom Writing Workshops
Sign up to attend.

Join Dr. Johns for this interactive workshop focused on the personal statement section of the application. The workshop will last approximately one hour.

  • Thursday, June 15 (4 p.m.)





Fulbright Program Advisor

Dr. Yoshiko Higurashi, Professor Emerita of Japanese, Director of AASCU/SDSU Japan Studies Institute

Cassandra Neel
SDSU Fulbright Recipient, ETA - Turkey
“My biggest advice for those applying is to begin early. I don't even know how many drafts I wrote.”