Fulbright Programme ( From America to Germany)


    The aim of the Fulbright Programme is to promote mutual understanding between the USA and Germany through academic and cultural exchange. This was the idea of Senator J. William Fulbright, which has been put into practice since 1952. Every year, American graduates and lecturers have the opportunity to receive a full, partial or travel scholarship through the programme to carry out their own academic and research work in German universities or to teach at German schools.

    Eligibility

    American students who will have completed at least a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree by the time of arrival in Germany.

    A solid academic background and a well-focussed project plus adequate German language proficiency where necessary are essential.

    Prerequisites

    • U.S. citizenship
    • A high level of academic achievement
    • A solid application

    Benefits

    • Monthly stipend of currently Euro 750 to Euro 1.000, depending on the candidate's academic background
    • An incidental allowance of Euro 250 per semester
    • International travel (according to the guidelines set by the Fulbright Commission)
    • Current German visa regulations require a valid passport for American grantees traveling to Germany. The Fulbright Commission assists its grantees in applying for a residence permit after arrival.
    • Orientation and mid-year meetings
    • A host family program at the beginning of grant through the Experiment e.V. program
    • Health insurance
    • Administrative and academic support through the Fulbright Commission in Germany
    • The Fulbright Commission offers intensive language courses (approximately six weeks in duration) in Germany to those grantees whose German language ability is not sufficient at the beginning of the grant to pursue their projects.
    • A spouse allowance of Euro 276 per month will be available to married grantees.

    Benefits for the travel-only grant:

    • This grant category is for candidates with funding from other resources, for instance through the Germanistic Society of America/IIE awards or through direct fellowships from German host institutions.
    • The benefits provided by Fulbright are restricted to international travel, orientation and mid-year meetings, and administrative support.

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