Students, recent graduates: Prep for 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Student award cycle

February 26, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State students and recent University graduates: It's time to start planning to apply for the 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Operated through the U.S. Department of State, the international exchange program offers one-year grants to study, conduct research or serve as an English teaching assistant in more than 160 countries worldwide. Applicants include recent graduates and graduating seniors, master’s and doctoral candidates, and people with fewer than five years of professional experience. Study/research awards and English Teaching Assistant awards both are available.

Applicants for study/research awards identify a country and design their own projects, typically under the direction of advisers at foreign universities and colleges, comprised of research, graduate study or both.

Students must be U.S. citizens and be prepared to fill language requirements based on the desired country and type of Fulbright grant.

The Fulbright applications open mid-April. To be included in the campus interview process, you must first notify the office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring (URFM) at of your plans to apply and participate in the campus process. Aug. 13 is the last date to notify URFM of the intention to apply by submitting the pre-application.

Detailed information on application materials — and deadlines — can be found at

2021-22 award semi-finalists announced

Penn State has announced that 16 students will represent the University during the final round of selections for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program’s 2021-22 award year. Final decisions for the 2021-22 award year will be announced later in the spring semester.

About URFM

Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring is part of the Penn State Office of Undergraduate Education, the academic administrative unit that provides leadership and coordination for University-wide programs and initiatives in support of undergraduate teaching and learning at Penn State. Learn more about Undergraduate Education at


Last Updated March 04, 2021