Fulbright Scholarships

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers scholarships to Australian citizens across all career stages.

Awardees take part in an academic and cultural exchange, pursuing research or study at a U.S. institution, experiencing life abroad and bringing back their knowledge and experience to share with their communities in Australia.

A Fulbright award is more than a scholarship – it is, in the words of Senator Fulbright, a means of fostering “leadership, learning, and empathy between cultures… It is a modest program with an immodest aim – the achievement in international affairs of a regime more civilised, rational, and humane than the empty system of power of the past.”


How to apply

Please visit the Fulbright website for the full application process and details.

Applications close 5 July 2023.



You must meet the following eligibility criteria to qualify for a Fulbright scholarship:

  • Be an Australian citizen (by birth or naturalisation)
  • Cannot hold dual US-Australian citizenship or U.S. permanent residency (Green Card)
  • Be a resident in Australia at the time of application (exceptions apply)
  • Must not have already commenced study or research in the U.S.
  • Be prepared to return to Australia for the two years following your program
  • Must not hold another major grant during the Fulbright program if it duplicates funding received from Fulbright. Outside funding and grants must be declared.
  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree or equivalent at the time of application. Postgraduate applicants in the final semester of their undergraduate degree will also be eligible (pending good academic standing).

Visit the Fulbright website for the complete list of eligibility criteria. 


Funding details 

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers scholarship opportunities to Australian citizens across various academic and career stages. Several categories of Fullbright Scholarships are available including Postgraduate Scholarships, Postdoctoral Scholarships, Scholar Awards, and Distinguished Chair Scholarships. Please see the full information about each category on the Fullbright website


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