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 English in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Since 2005, over 100 SDSU students have received U.S. Fulbright grants.

Current students and recent alumni 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 (2024-25):

  • Spring 2023 Attend a virtual info session
  • March 31, 2023 Applications Open
  • Spring and Summer  Meet frequently with SDSU Fulbright Advisor.
  • August 22, 2023 Complete application for review by the 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 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.

Spring 2023 Information Sessions will be held via Zoom on the following dates. Information sessions will last approximately one hour (the session on March 20 will be slightly longer)

Sign up to attend or to be added to the interest list.

  • February 15 (2 PM Wed)
  • March 9 (2 PM Thurs)
  • March 20 (1 - 2:30 PM Mon)
  • April 12 (12 PM Wed)
  • April 24 (2 PM Mon)

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