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San Diego State University

Office of International Programs

Fulbright Student Applicants 

Visit the U.S. Fulbright Student Program website to learn about the various grant options and selection criteria. Current SDSU students must follow the campus application process. SDSU alumni that have graduated in the last three years should also apply through SDSU. Contact the campus Fulbright adviser for more information.


"My biggest advice for those applying is to begin early.  
I don't even know how many drafts I wrote".

Cassandra Neel, SDSU Fullbright recipient, ETA - Turkey (2010)


General Timeline: 

Applications including all supporting materials are to be submitted on August 31, 2017 for grants beginning in 2018. Applicants sit for a campus interview and are then given time to amend their application. Final applications are submitted online to Fulbright in October. The U.S. Fulbright Committee forwards a list of recommendations to the respective host countries for further review, finalists are named in January. Winners are notified between April and June. The competition timeline is available on the Fulbright website. 



  • Be a U.S. citizen at the time of application
  • Hold a B.A. degree (or equivalent) before the start date of your grant
  • Graduating seniors, masters and doctoral students and recent graduates may apply
  • Be in good health
  • Have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study

SDSU Application Process: 

  • Visit the U.S. Student Fulbright Program website and review SDSU resources.
  • Attend an SDSU information workshop 
  • Make an appointment to meet with the Writing Center (MANDATORY)
  • Submit online application and all supporting materials to Fulbright
  • Campus interview 
  • Submit final online application to Fulbright

Important Deadlines:

August 18, 2017 Deadline to have your drafts reviewed by the writing center (Mandatory)
August 31, 3017 Applications including all supporting materials must be submitted electronically through the Emark Application 
Mid-September Campus Interviews 

2018-19 Fulbright Grant

Application opens April 3 
Info sessions  See below
Writing Center deadline August 15
Deadline to submit application August 31

Information Sessions and Workshops

Info Session: 

May 25 1 -2 pm LL 431 
June 14 1 -2 pm LL 430 
July 13  1 -2 pm LL 430 

Click here to RSVP for an Info Session


Writing Workshop: 

June 19 3 - 430 pm LL 430 
July 19 1 - 230 pm LL 430

Click here to RSVP for a Writing Workshop 

SDSU Fulbright Adviser

Nancy Marlin Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Provost Emerita
San Diego State University