Fulbright Scholarship program is an excellent scholarship opportunity for Internationals students. It is generally administered by USA and therefore American citizens are not eligible to apply.
Covered disciplines: The scholarship covers all disciplines but some countries restrict to specific disciplines.
Requirements vary from country to country, example:
The Nigerian Fulbright Scholar application process opens in February of every year, with applications due in May
Outside the U.S., the Fulbright Program is administered by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. All Foreign Student Program applications are processed by these offices. Therefore, foreign students must apply for Fulbright Fellowships through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries. Program eligibility and selection procedures are determined by each country.
Scholarship Website : http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/fubrightprogram.html
The scholarship is available to students outside USA. However, Canadian fullbright programs restricts applicants to USA and Canadian citizens.
International students: Check the following website for Eligibility:
- East Asia and Pacific
- Europe and Eurasia
- Middle East and North Africa
- The Americas
- South and Central Asia
For Those in American region, check the website: http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/participating_country/by_world_region/the_americas
Canada and US students:
Excepts from Fullbright Canada: “Canada-U.S. Fulbright awards offer a unique opportunity to explore a wide range of scholarly issues, including important contemporary issues that are relevant to Canada, to the United States, and to the relationship between the two countries. While the competition is officially field-open, we are especially keen to support students in the humanities, in the areas of communications and culture, in Canadian – American relations, in all areas of contemporary public policy, on topics relating to culture and to the environment, law, indigenous issues, and in pure and applied sciences. Please note that there are special competitions in certain areas and that these may vary.”