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Fulbright Program

The U.S. Fulbright Program was established in 1946 to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries." It pursues this goal through the international exchange of students, scholars, and professionals. Opportunities are given to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Since 2005, 85 SDSU students have received U.S. Fulbright grants. Learn about their projects and experiences.


U.S. Fulbright Student Program

SDSU students and recent alumni must apply through the SDSU campus Fulbright adviser. Information on the application process is available on the student applicants page. Interested students should also attend a student information session held throughout the spring and summer semesters. Writing samples of SDSU Fulbright student awardees can be found under resources.


U.S. Faculty Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program consists of a variety of programs for U.S. and international scholars that are meant to foster communication and build international relationships between individuals and institutions. The Core Fulbright Scholar Program sends approximately 1,100 American scholars and professionals per year to approximately 125 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

Learn about the opportunities available to apply for a Fulbright grant or to host a visiting Fulbright scholar. Feel free to contact us with questions at


   2020-21 Fulbright Grant Cycle

To review the upcoming grant cycle, visit the US Student Fulbright Program website: Fulbright Timeline 

SDSU Application Deadline to be announced.  Will occur in September of 2019.

Fulbright National Deadline dates to be announced. Will occur in October of 2019.

What is Fulbright?


Invitation to Students! 

SDSU Fulbright Advisers

Nancy Marlin Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Provost Emerita
San Diego State University  


Edith Benkov Ph.D.

Professor of European Studies
San Diego State University  
image of Dr E Benkov