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San Diego State University

Office of International Programs

Fulbright Student Applicants 

Visit the U.S. Fulbright Student Program website to learn about the various grant options and selection criteria. Current SDSU students must follow the campus application process. SDSU alumni that have graduated in the last three years should also apply through SDSU. Contact the campus Fulbright adviser for more information. 


General Timeline: 

Applications including all supporting materials are be submitted in September for grants beginning the following August. Applicants sit for a campus interview and are then given time to amend their application. Final applications are submitted online to Fulbright in October. The U.S. Fulbright Committee forwards a list of recommendations to the respective host countries for further review, finalists are named in January. Winners are notified between April and June. The competition timeline is available on the Fulbright website. 



  • Be a U.S. citizen at the time of application
  • Hold a B.A. degree (or equivalent) before the start date of your grant
  • Graduating seniors, masters and doctoral students and recent graduates may apply
  • Be in good health
  • Have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study

SDSU Application Process: 

  • Visit the U.S. Student Fulbright Program website and review SDSU resources.
  • Attend an SDSU information workshop (recommended, not required)
  • Make an appointment to meet with the Writing Center
  • Submit online application and all supporting materials to Fulbright
  • Campus interview (required)
  • Submit final online application to Fulbright


Important Deadlines:

September 12, 2016 Applications including all supporting materials must be submitted electronically to the Fulbright website by 12:00 P.M. PST

September 15-October 2, 2016 Campus Interviews

October 11, 2016 Final applications must be submitted online before 2:00 P.M. PST 

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April 3, 2017
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