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Fulbright U.S. Student Program


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study and/or research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  

Candidates submit an extensive application defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. MassArt seniors about to graduate and recent alums are encouraged to consider applying.

Fulbright FAQ

What are the U.S. Student Fulbright Grants?

  • Awards given by the U.S. Department of State to support self-designed study, research or artistic projects or English-language teaching assistantships. Over 130 countries offer Fulbright grants.       

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • U.S. citizenship at the time of application
  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree, equivalent training, or professional experience by grant start date (Ph.D. holders are not eligible)
  • Must be in "good health" (as defined by the Fulbright sponsoring agency)
  • Country-specific eligibility requirements may exist such as language ability or degree of study

What does the award include?

  • Round-trip transportation to the host country
  • Funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country
  • Accident & Sickness Health Benefits
  • In some countries, grants may also include, book and research allowances, mid-term enrichment activities, full or partial tuition, language study programs, pre-departure and in-country orientations

Who is eligible? 

  • You are eligible to apply as a MassArt Affiliated Candidate if you are currently matriculated in MassArt's BFA or on-campus graduate programs and your anticipated graduation date is before June 2023 OR you graduated from MassArt's BFA or on-campus graduate programs within the past 5 years. In all other cases, you must apply as an at-large candidate or through another institution.  

How to Apply

  • Visit "Getting Started" on the US Fulbright Program website for details on preparing your application
  • MassArt Affiliated Candidates must submit an Intent to Apply form before July 1
  • Prepare Statement of Proposed Study or Research and Personal Statement . Gather Letters of Affiliation, Letters of Reference, Language Report and other required documents
  • Email to make an appointment to meet with MassArt's Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA)
  • Prepare and submit Online Application and hard-copy application before MassArt's on-campus deadline (if applicable), or the National Fulbright Deadline (for at-large candidates)

Need assistance with an application?

To ensure a strong and well-constructed application you must begin your application as early as possible, at least eight weeks prior to the campus deadline. We suggest the following:

  • The Fulbright U.S. Student website
  • MassArt faculty - connect with key faculty for feedback on project ideas and portfolio preparation advice
  • MassArt's Academic Resource Center offers individual writing assistance appointments (2nd Floor, Kennedy)

Learn more and apply: 

The Fulbright U.S. Student website is the key to a successful Fulbright application. On the website you will find:


April 2022 Online Fulbright Application Opens

July 1 Intent to Apply Form due to Fulbright Program Adviser (for MassArt affiliated candidates)

March 31 - August 30 Email to make an appointment to meet with MassArt's FPA. Plan to meet with the FPA at least three times before the September 1st deadline

September 1 Final Deadline for MassArt campus affiliated candidates

September 1-8 Initial interviews with the MassArt Screening Committee

September 18-29 Final Interviews with the MassArt Screening Committee

October 11 National Fulbright Deadline - Online Application Closes

November - December National Screening Committees

January - May 2023 Review by Commissions/Embassies

February - May 2023 Review by Foreign Scholarship Board

March - May 2023 Final Notification to Applicants

Fall 2023 Begin travel component of grant

For more information, email