Important Updates

  • In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, Financial Aid and Scholarships will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024.
  • The Department of Education has announced they will send information from the 2024-25 FAFSA to schools in mid-March. This may result in a delay in financial aid packaging and offers for the 2024-25 academic year. While awaiting your financial aid offer, we encourage you to utilize the UC Davis Financial Aid Estimator to estimate your potential aid.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program


Campus application deadline:

  • Study/Research:  September 10, 2024
  • English Teaching Assistants​​​​​​:  September 17, 2024

Campus Interviews :

  • Study/Research:  September 16-18, 2024
  • English Teaching Assistants​​​:  September 23-25, 2024

Scholarship application deadline:
October 8, 2024


Fulbright grantees receive roundtrip airfare, limited health insurance, and a monthly stipend for up to one academic year (specific length varies by program and country) to serve as English Teaching Assistants (ETAs), conduct research, or earn a Master’s degree.  Other benefits (tuition, dependent support, etc.) may be available in some countries.


  1. Must be U.S. citizens at time of application
  2. Must be graduating seniors, current graduate students, or alumni.
  3. Must not have spent five (5) of the previous six (6) years abroad
  4. Must possess the necessary language skills to complete the project you are proposing. Please see the country descriptions for specific language requirements
  5. Must be in good health

Candidate Profile

The mission of Fulbright is to increase mutual understanding between people in the U.S. and countries throughout the world.  Applicants should have strong alignment with this mission, displaying cultural curiosity and humility, and particular interest in their chosen country.  Candidates should also have a strong background relating to their program type (ie. Research candidates should have prior research experience and outputs, ETA candidates should have prior teaching/tutoring/mentoring experience, etc.) and should be able to connect their plans for a year with Fulbright to post-Fulbright academic and/or career plans.

Scholarship Website

Campus Procedure

Candidates should review the Fulbright website to decide which program and country to apply to (can only apply to one country and one program each year), register as applicants , and contact Scott Palmer to schedule advising.  Candidates must submit the full online application with all supporting documents by the campus deadline and participate in campus interviews where they will receive feedback to incorporate into revisions prior to the foundation deadline.