Fullbright Postgraduate Scholarships

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  • 1 July 2023

The Fullbright Scholarships (opens in new window)Opens in a new window offer opportunities for postgraduate to undertake in the United States of America. Fullbright Scholarships are for promising postgraduate students to complete their Australian PhD; to undertake research and/or study in any field that supports a PhD; or to support enrolment in a U.S. postgraduate program such as a Masters. The Fullbright Postgraduate Scholarship supports an 8-10 months program.


• Applications are open from January to July each year. • Selected Postgraduate applicants will be invited for interviews on a rolling basis throughout August and September. • Selected Postdoctoral, Professional, and Scholar applicants will be invited for interviews on a rolling basis throughout October and November. • All applicants will receive notification of their application outcome by the end of the year • Fulbright Scholarships are to be commenced in the U.S. academic year (August through May) following application and selection. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

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Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships allow current postgraduate students undertaking their Australian PhD to conduct research in the U.S. for 4 months up to 10 month OR supports enrolment in a graduate degree program (dependent on award).


To qualify for a Fulbright scholarship through the Australian-American Fulbright Commission, you must meet and/or be aware of the following requirements. • Applicants must be an Australian citizen (by birth or naturalisation) • Applicants can not hold dual US-Australian citizenship or U.S. permanent residency (Green Card) • Applicants must be residing in Australia at the time of application (exceptions: applicants serving overseas in the Armed Forces, Australian diplomats posted overseas) Applicants who are on vacation/work commitments at the time of application may still apply. Applications are open from January to July each year.

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