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Application Process

Who Can Apply

U.S. citizens who will have completed at least a bachelor’s degree by the beginning of grant period are eligible to apply. Find detailed eligibility requirements on the Fulbright website.

How to Apply

See the applicants tab of the Fulbright website to get started. This is a nation-wide competition. You will need to work on your application during spring semester and over the summer in order to write a competitive application.

When to Apply

In most cases, you will start the application during your junior year. The 2018-2019 competition (for 2019-2020 awards) opened in early April
  • If you are graduating in December 2018 or May 2019, you can apply.
  • For some countries in the Southern Hemisphere, December 2019 grads are also eligible. 
  • Recent graduates are also welcome to apply through UW-Eau Claire.
The UW-Eau Claire campus deadline is September 24, 2018. Campus interviews will be held the following two weeks.

For More Information

Email questions to, or make an appointment with Cheryl Lochner-Wright, the UW-Eau Claire Fulbright U.S. Student advisor. She’s in the Center for International Education, 3 Schofield Hall.