U.S. Student Fulbright Program

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 in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Since 2005, over 90 SDSU students have received U.S. Fulbright grants.

Visit the U.S. Fulbright Student Program website to learn about the various grant options and selection criteria.

  • Be a U.S. citizen at the time of application
  • Undergraduate students must hold a bachelor degree by August 2022
  • Graduate students at any stage are eligible to apply
  • Recent graduates may also apply through SDSU 

Important Dates:

  • Spring 2021 Attend a virtual info Session
  • August 17, 2021 Deadline to have your application reviewed by the SDSU Fulbright Advisor
  • September 7, 2021 2:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time) ​SDSU Campus Deadline - mandatory for all current students and recent graduates applying through SDSU
  • September 13-24, 2021 Campus interviews
  • October 12, 2021 2:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time) National Deadline, NO EXCEPTIONS ​
  • January 2022 Semi-finalists are announced by the National Selection Committees 
  • April-May 2022 Finalists are selected by the country committees 
  • 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 advisor and have your 
  • 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.

Virtual information sessions will held on the following dates. 

Sign up here to receive a link to join via Zoom.

All sessions will take place from 2 pm - 3 pm unless otherwise noted. 

  • June 8



Fulbright Advisor


Nancy Marlin Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Provost Emerita

[email protected]

"My biggest advice for those applying is to begin early. I don't even know how many drafts I wrote".

Cassandra Neel, SDSU Fulbright recipient, ETA - Turkey