Students & Alumni: Considering a Fulbright



Thank you for your interest in the Fulbright US Students Program. Graduating seniors, postbacs, current graduate students, and alumni who are US citizens are eligible to apply. The competition for the 2015 - 2016 Fulbright program will open in May 2014. If you are serious about applying for the Fulbright for 2015-2016, then you should follow steps 1-4 below as soon as possible so that you can get started on a competitive application this spring/summer. The application is extensive and requires you to dedicate many hours to write and revise essays and prepare other required application materials.

    • 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 and carefully read the Country Summaries for those countries you are interested in (and type of program: academic, arts & performance, ETA).

    • 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 a country basis and specific program basis. This means that you if you apply to the ETA in Argentina then you will be competing only with the other applicants who applied for the same country and program type.

      Review Past Grantee and Application Statistics to determine the competition of the program you plan to apply on the Fulbright website. 

    • STEP 4: Once you have narrowed your program type and country choices then email Leah Scott (UH Fulbright Progam Advisor) to schedule a one-on-one Fulbright Advising Meeting.  Attach your resume and indicate your program type and country preferences in the email to Leah Scott at  Also indicate your preferred meeting format (phone, skype, or in person).  At the meeting, Leah Scott will help you to determing whether the Fulbright is a good fit for you and also discuss Fulbright alternatives.  If you decide to proceed with the Fulbright application process, Leah Scott will advise you on the timeline and next steps to prepare your competitive application for the September campus deadline.