Fulbright Competition Timeline

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Calendar

Online Application Open

The application opens on April 3rd. The official deadline for all applicants will be 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on October 6, 2017.

National Application Deadline

Online application system closes at 5:00 P.M. EST. Applications that are not fully submitted by the stated national deadline will not be accepted. Applicants encountering technical difficulties in uploading documents or submitting their application, particularly in the hours prior to the deadline, and who did not successfully in complete the submission process will not be considered in the current application cycle. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Campus Deadlines

Candidates applying through U.S. institutions are required to meet the campus deadlines set by their Fulbright Program Advisers. To identify the Fulbright Program Adviser and locate your institution's page:

Fulbright Events

Participate in Information Sessions, Webinars, and Campus Events. For a calendar of specific events, click here:

National Screening Committee Meetings

During November and December, IIE convenes academic, arts, and English Teaching Assistantships committees to review applications by world region. These committees determine whether or not an application is recommended for final consideration in the host country.

Initial Notification

All candidates are notified via email as to whether or not their applications have been recommended for final consideration.

Final Selection Notification

Recommended candidates are notified as to whether they have been selected for an award, designated as alternates, or non-selected. Notification begins early March and continues throughout the spring. Notification dates will vary by country.

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