Fulbright at SPU

Who can apply

The Fulbright U.S Student Program is open to graduating seniors, recent graduates, master’s and doctoral candidates, and young professionals.

Program description

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and operates as the largest U.S exchange program, awarding approximately 2,000 grants in all fields of study each year. For more information visit https://us.fulbrightonline.org/.


  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of the application.
  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent before the start of the grant.
  • Applicants may need to demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country. Not all programs or countries require this, so check specific country descriptions.

See Fulbright website for country and program specific requirements.

SPU Process and Application Timeline

April 27, 2022: All interested SPU students should attend the Fulbright General Presentation at 11 a.m. PT. Please register in advance here.

June 1: Intent to Apply
Read the application timeline carefully. Be sure to include all requested information with your intent to apply. After receiving your intent to apply, you will be assigned a Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA).

July 1: Draft Forms due to FPA 

August 1: Contact your three potential recommenders to request a Letter of Recommendation and/or Foreign Language Evaluations.

September 1: SPU Campus Fulbright application due. This includes your Letters of Recommendation and/or Foreign Language Evaluation. At this time, campus interviews will be scheduled. 

September: SPU Campus Interviews (45 minutes each). Once completed, applicants will have time to revise and resubmit their work to the Fulbright Portal.

October 11, 2022: Final Submission to Fulbright by 5 p.m. ET

Application Resources from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program website provides extensive information about each participating country along with many resources to support the application process. Interested students can find information regarding types of awards, eligibility, country information, application details, and much more. Student who want to apply to the Fulbright Student Program should compete an extensive review of the following resources:

Fulbright Tutorials: A series of 12- to 15-minute videos covering program overview, applicant qualification and application elements.

Application Checklists: Checklist for each general application type.

Upcoming Events: Overview of upcoming webinars, campus visits, and conferences.

Recorded Webinars: Revisit webinars you missed for additional information.

Grantee and Applicant Statistics: View the number of applicants versus recipients for the past three years.

For more information regarding the Fulbright Application process at Seattle Pacific University, contact Dr. Michelle Beauclair at beaucm@spu.edu.