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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.



  • Students will apply in 2019 to be abroad during the 2020-2021 academic year.  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.  


"My biggest advice for those applying is to begin early.  
I don't even know how many drafts I wrote".

Cassandra Neel, SDSU Fullbright recipient, ETA - Turkey (2010)


General Timeline: 

Applications including all supporting materials are to be submitted in September for grants beginning in the following academic year. 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 
  • Make an appointment to meet with the Writing Center (Optional)
  • Submit online application and all supporting materials to Fulbright
  • Campus interview 
  • Submit final online application to Fulbright

Important Deadlines:

August: Drafts of essays reviewed by campus Fulbright advisors 
September:  Applications including all supporting materials must be submitted electronically through the Emark Application 
Mid-September: Campus Interviews with SDSU faculty

   2020-21 Fulbright Grant Cycle

To review the upcoming grant cycle, visit the US Student Fulbright Program website: Fulbright Timeline 

Application OPEN NOW!
SDSU Recommends Application Submission by Oct. 4
Fulbright National Deadline: Oct. 8      

Click here to join the interest list or to RSVP for an Info Session. 

Upcoming Fulbright info-session ~ join us!

Click here to join the interest list or to RSVP!

Tuesday, June 18

2-3:30 p.m. in AL 110



SDSU Fulbright Advisers

Nancy Marlin Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Provost Emerita
San Diego State University  


Edith Benkov Ph.D.

Professor of European Studies
San Diego State University  
image of Dr E Benkov