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Considering a Fulbright

Instructions for UH Students and Alumni Prospective Fulbrighters:

Thank you for your interest in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Graduating seniors, post-baccalaureate, current graduate students, and alumni who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. The Fulbright is highly competitive and the application process is extensive. It requires an extremely high level of dedication to write and revise essays, prepare detailed application materials, and participate in the campus review process. If you are serious about applying for a 2018-2019 Fulbright award, follow steps 1-4 below as soon as possible to ensure you are able to submit a competitive application next fall.     

STEP 1: View Fulbright Tutorial Videos. From there, look through the website to familiarize yourself with the fellowship and its expectations.

STEP 2: Visit the Fulbright US Students National Website to confirm your eligibility. Carefully read the country program summaries for those countries you are considering and the specifics requirements on the types of program: academic, arts and performance, ETA, etc.

STEP 3: Review the past competition statistics for your countries of interest to help you narrow your country choices to 2-3. If you are flexible about your host country, then it would be to your advantage to select a country that is historically less competitive. Remember, the Fulbright applications are reviewed on both a country basis and specific program basis. For example, if you apply to the ETA in Argentina then you will only compete with the other applicants who also applied for an ETA in Argentina. 

STEP 4: Once you have narrowed your program type and country choices, email the UH Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Ben Rayder, to schedule a one-on-one advising meeting. If you decide to proceed with the Fulbright application process, the advisor will help you establish a personalized timeline and your next steps to be ready for the campus review committee in September 2017.