Fulbright Scholarships

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

Applications open

6 Jan 2021

Applications closed

6 Jul 2021

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Applicable study areas

All study areas

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 10

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    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.

  • Application process
  • About the donor

    Fulbright Scholarship Program

    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.

What are the benefits?

There are varying benefits depending on your level of study, including:

  • A living allowance
  • International travel to/from the U.S.A.
  • Full or partial tuition or visiting student researcher fees
  • ASPE medical coverage of up to A$100,000 (for the scholar only)
  • Assistance with identifying and applying to host institutions via Placement Services (Masters students only)
  • Attendance at the Orientation Program, Showcase & Gala Presentation Dinner
  • Enrichment activities in the United States with other international Fulbright scholars
  • Access to a professional network of distinguished Australian and American Fulbright Alumni
  • Ongoing assistance from the Commission with visas, enrichment opportunities and pastoral care
  • Media and publicity support

Find out more on the Fulbright website.

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