Fulbright U.S. Student Program

What is the Fulbright U.S. Student Program?

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Recent graduates: Graduating seniors and recent bachelor’s-degree recipients have some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience related to the project.

Master’s and doctoral candidates: Graduate-level candidates must demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying.

Young professionals, including writers, creative and performing artists, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields: Competitive candidates who have up to 5 years of professional study and/or experience in the field in which they are applying will be considered. Those with more than 5 years of experience should apply to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars in the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Competitive applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program will not have recent extensive experience abroad (excluding recent undergraduate study abroad), especially in the country of application.

Language Requirement: A working knowledge of Mongolian is encouraged, but not required. However, a regional or local language may be needed for a specific project. Applicants without prior language skills should include plans for language study in their Fulbright proposals. Grantees without Mongolian language skills must study Mongolian concurrent with their research after arriving in Mongolia.

Grant Priod: 10 months. The start date is subject to agreement by the host institution and the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar.

Affiliation: It is strongly recommended that applicants identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and that they include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. If necessary, the U.S. Embassy will assist in facilitating the affiliations for candidates who have been officially awarded grants. For any assistance with potential host institution or visa issues please write to: pasexchanges@usembassy.mn

Selection: Please visit us.fulbrightonline.org

Visa Requirement: Visa Information

Dependents: No dependent allowance is available.