Fulbright US Student Program

U.S. Department of State funded; largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, or English teaching assistantships in a foreign country.

Internal Deadline: September 3, 2024, 5:00 pm EST

Value: Round trip transportation, limited health benefits, living expenses based on your host country

Eligibility: senior undergraduate, graduate student, or alum within 7 years of graduation; language ability requirements differ for each country

Major: Open

Fellowship Type: Undergraduate, Graduate, Alumni

Category: International

Nomination: Yes; Contact the Fellowships Office. Internal deadlines are typically in early-September.

Website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

Fulbright Application Deadlines

  • Internal deadline: Tuesday, September 3, 2024, 5pm EST. A full application must be submitted through the Fulbright portal to ensure an interview by the UNH Fulbright panel.
  • UNH interviews will take place between September 16 - September 27, 2024.
  • Last day to request additional feedback on essay revisions: October 1, 2024.
  • External (Fulbright) deadline: October 8, 2024, 5pm EST.


Fulbright Recommended Steps and Timeline 2024

  1. Review the Fulbright website. Determine if you are interested in a study grant, research grant, or an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA). Determine eligibility.
  2. Review country descriptions, looking carefully at program descriptions and requirements.
  3. Now to May 10: Meet with the Office. We will discuss the following: Your motivation for applying; what country(s) you are looking at; project ideas (research grant); potential affiliations (research grant); teaching/tutoring experience (ETA), preparation for graduate work (study grant); letters of recommendation; and your ambassadorial qualities, leadership experience, and/or ideas for community engagement.*It is okay if you are still choosing your grant type/location during our meeting.
  4. Attend a Fulbright In-depth Info Session and Writing Workshop via Zoom. (Dates TBD)
  5. June 1: Sign and return the nomination agreement form to national.fellowships@unh.edu.
  6. June 7 - 9: Zoom meeting: elevator speeches with fun facts about your proposed country and your reasons for choosing that country for a Fulbright.
  7. June: First draft of Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement.
  8. Early July:  Second draft of Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement.
  9. Late July: Third draft of Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement.
  10. August 5: First draft of Abstract, Host Country Engagement, Plans Upon Return.
  11. August 6: Provide to the Office of National Fellowships the names and email addresses for all three recommenders. The Office will send them information packets and steps to submit.
  12. August 27: Request copy of official UNH transcript from the Office of National Fellowships. Last day to send essay drafts to the Office for feedback prior to the internal deadline.