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Fulbright Scholarship Program


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,800 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.

The United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) administers the Fulbright Program under policy guidelines established by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) and in cooperation with bi-national Fulbright Commissions and the Public Affairs Sections of U.S. Embassies abroad.

Types of Grants

English Teaching Assistantship


Basic requirements are:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible.
  • Applicants must hold a B.A. degree or the equivalent conferred before the start of the grant.
  • In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement.
  • Applicants must be in good health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Certificate from a physician.
  • Applicants must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country sufficient to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study/research. This is especially important for projects in the social sciences and the humanities.
  • Applicants may hold a J.D. at the time of application.

*see country summary


  • Application Form
  • Statement of Grant Purpose
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter(s) of Affiliation (if applicable).
  • Language Report Forms:
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions that granted (or will grant) you a degree.
  • Creative and Performing Arts Supplementary Form and Materials (if applicable)

Grant Length

Grant lengths and dates vary somewhat by country. Please consult the Country Summaries (on the website) for specifics. In general, grants are one academic year in length--between 9 and 12 months--and correspond to the academic calendars abroad.

Requirements for attendance at orientation programs, in the U.S. and/or overseas, are also contained in the World Region or Country Summaries.

Campus Application

If you're thinking about applying through Hampshire College, contact one of the Fulbright Program advisors. The campus deadline is usually in August, but you should begin the process of researching and developing your proposal much earlier, typically in the spring.

Fulbright Program Advisors (FPAs) for Hampshire College

Pamela Shea, director of world language, enrichment, and acquisition:

Jimena Valdivia, assistant director of world language, enrichment, and acquisition:

For more information, please visit the website: (


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