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Fulbright Scholarships

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Key scholarship details

Application status

Open for applications

Applications open

17 Feb 2024

Applications close

5 Jul 2024

Eligible study level

Graduate research

Eligible student type

Domestic students

Eligible study stage

Current study

Benefit duration

One or more years


This scholarship supports Australian students to study in the US, with varying benefits depending on your level of study.

About the donor

The Fulbright Scholarship Program was established in Australia in 1949 as an initiative of the US Senator J. William Fulbright, through a binational treaty between the Australian and United States Governments.

The program provides unique opportunities for Australians to build long term research collaboration and linkages with U.S. universities.

Fulbright Scholarships are awarded by the Australian American Fulbright Commission. The mission of the Australian-American Fulbright Commission is to promote mutual understanding through Education, teaching and training and cultural exchange between Australia and the United States.


Benefits vary per award and depend on your level of study. Awards generally include:

  • Monthly stipend based on the cost of living in the city of the host institution
  • Partial tuition allowance for one academic year or Full tuition allowance (Fulbright Future award only)
  • Round-trip, economy class airfare directly to and from the scholar’s home city and the city of the host institution
  • Establishment allowance
  • Dependent allowance- if applicable
  • Assistance with identifying US host institutions via Placement Services (Coursework applicants only)
  • Health & Accident Insurance (ASPE) – valued at up to USD$100,000 (for the scholar only)
  • Access to established professional networks – alumni and other international collaborative groups
  • Orientation and enrichment opportunities – in Australia and the US
  • Extensive support – from the Commission as well as US organisations
  • Media and publicity support

Find out more on the Fulbright Australia website.


One or more years



Eligibility and selection criteria


To be considered for this scholarship, you must meet the criteria listed on the Fulbright Australia website

Fulbright scholarships are open to Postgraduates, Postdoctoral, Professional and Senior Scholars from any field of study.

Selection criteria

The attributes Fulbright Scholarship selection panels look for include high academic and professional merit, a strong program proposal, well defined potential project outcomes and ambassadorial skills.

Study level:

Graduate research

Student type:

Domestic students

Study stage type:

Current study

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How to apply

Apply directly via the Fulbright Australia website.


Open for applications

Applications open:

17 Feb 2024

Applications close:

5 Jul 2024

The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.

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