Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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About the Scholarship

The Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries. Approximately 310,000 Fulbright fellows have participated in the program since its inception in 1946. Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers two types of grants for U.S. graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists: the Research/Study Grant; and the English Teaching Assistantship (ETA).

Research/Study Grants are available in approximately 140 countries. Applicants will either study at a foreign university or design their own research projects, typically working with advisors at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. Program requirements vary by country, so it is critical to check a prospective host country’s program summary.

ETA award winners teach or serve as assistants to those teaching English to non-native English speakers. The age and academic level of students varies widely, from kindergartners to university students.

If you have specific questions or you would like to speak with someone about applying to the Fulbright program, email Lorien Romito, the Fulbright Program Advisor at Babson College.

Eligibility Requirements

Current Babson undergraduates and graduate students should apply through Babson College. Alumni may apply through Babson to benefit from feedback on applications. Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Hold a BA degree or the equivalent before the start of the grant
  • Be in good health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Certificate of Health from a physician.
  • Have sufficient written and spoken language proficiency of the host country to successfully communicate and carry out the proposed study

Other education eligibility requirements might apply.

Information Sessions and Resources

If you have specific questions or you would like to speak with someone about applying to the Fulbright program, email Lorien Romito, the Fulbright Program Advisor at Babson College.

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How to Apply and Deadlines

Enrolled Babson students must apply through the campus process.

The campus process includes guidance on grant and country selection, feedback on all application materials, including draft outlines and essays, an interview with the campus Fulbright Committee, and final submission of each student’s application materials and campus evaluations.

Alumni are invited and encouraged to join the campus process as well.

See the comprehensive list of application requirements and tips on the Fulbright website.

Campus Deadline: September 28, 2018

National Deadline: October 9, 2018 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Current undergraduates must have their applications reviewed by Babson’s internal review committee and therefore must meet our internal deadline. Recent alumni and graduate students can apply through Babson if they meet our internal deadline; otherwise, these students can apply as at-large candidates.

Past Babson Fulbright Fellows

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