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Office of International Programs

U.S. Student Fulbright Program

The U.S. Student 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


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.


  • Undergraduates must have graduated by the date of their Fulbright travel.
  • Graduate students and recent graduate-degree recipients are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.  



       2020-21 Fulbright Grant Cycle

    Important dates for the current application cycle
    • 8/15: Deadline to have your application reviewed by an SDSU Fulbright advisor

    • 9/9: SDSU campus deadline to submit initial online application

    • 9/16-27: Campus interviews

    • 10/4: Recommended deadline to submit final online application to avoid technical complications 

    • 10/8: Fulbright National Deadline - final application must be submitted 2 P.M. PST 
    General overview of the 2020-21 Grant Cycle: Fulbright Timeline

    SDSU Fulbright Advisers

    Nancy Marlin Ph.D.

    Professor of Psychology
    Provost Emerita  


    Edith Benkov Ph.D.

    Professor of European Studies  

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