Fulbright Scholarships for Australian Citizens

Fulbright Scholarships for Australian Citizens

Applications now open for the 2018 Fulbright Scholarships for Australian citizens

The Fulbright Program is the largest and one of the most prestigious educational scholarship programs in the world. It operates between the United States and over 155 countries worldwide. Established in Australia in 1949 through a bi-national treaty between the Australian and US Governments, the program has supported almost 4,800 scholarships.

The mission of the Australian-American Fulbright Commission is to promote mutual understanding through educational and cultural exchange between Australia and the United States. It does this primarily through the administration of Fulbright scholarships.

Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships are available to Australian citizens to engage in research relevant to an Australian PhD; or undertake an approved course of study in an American higher degree. These scholarships are aimed at current PhD students, honours students, or honours graduates who are considering postgraduate study in the US.

Applications for the 2018 Fulbright Australian Scholarships open on 1 February 2018 and close on 15 July 2018.

Key Criteria for applicants

  • Must be an Australian citizen
  • Cannot hold dual US-Australian citizenship
  • May be eligible to apply for more than one scholarship
  • Apply in 2018 for the 2019 round – successful applicants must undertake program between 1st July 2019 and 30th June 2020
  • Successful applicants must travel to the US on a J-1 visa. Please be aware that strict residency constraints apply, including a two year home residency requirement upon return to Australia

The Commission offers up to fifteen (15) Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships annually.

Valued at up to $A40,000, Fulbright scholarships are open to Australian citizens to undertake research or study in the United States for 8 – 10 months in any field of study. Scholarships can be started between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.

As the largest and one of the most prestigious educational scholarship programs in the world, Fulbright provides unique opportunities for Australians to build long term research collaboration and linkages with U.S. universities.

For information about Australian Fulbright Scholarships go to the following link on the Fulbright website: Australian Applicants

For further information and application forms for the 2018 Fulbright Scholarships go to Fulbright website and follow the links.

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