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 98 SDSU students have received U.S. Fulbright grants.

Current students and recent alumni apply through SDSU. To learn more, attend an information session and review the SDSU Application Guide and Timeline. General information about the various grant options and selection criteria is avaible 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 2023
  • Graduate students at any stage are eligible to apply
  • Recent graduates may also apply through SDSU 

Important Dates for the 2023-24 Competition Cycle:

  • Spring 2022 Attend a virtual info Session
  • August 16, 2022 Deadline to have your application reviewed by the SDSU Fulbright Advisor
  • September 6, 2022 2:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time) ​SDSU Campus Deadline - mandatory for all current students and recent graduates applying through SDSU
  • September 12-23, 2022 Campus interviews
  • October 11, 2022 2:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time) National Deadline, NO EXCEPTIONS ​
  • January 2023 Semi-finalists are announced by the National Selection Committees 
  • April-May 2023 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.

Summer 2022 information session: 

June 2 at 12 PM

Register here to receive the Zoom link to attend an information session or to join the interest list.

If you are unable to attend, please read the SDSU Application Guide and Timeline.

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