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Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2021-22
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022


David Holmberg

Cornell Affiliations:

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies


Opportunity Description

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program of the U.S. Department of State provides grants for study or research abroad for U.S. citizens who are graduate students or will have earned a bachelor’s degree prior to September of the year for which the grant is being awarded.

More than 150 countries participate in the Fulbright Program, with teaching assistantships now available in more than 70 countries. The grants generally provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident coverage, and full or partial tuition.

The program is administered at Cornell by the Einaudi Center.

Although the competition is keen, this is a very attractive opportunity for students with a serious interest in advanced study or research overseas.

Competition dates

The annual application is available the first week of April and closes to Cornell applicants at the end of August or the first week of September each year. 

The 2020 deadline for applicants applying through Cornell is  Monday, August 31, 8:00 a.m. EST. 

Applying for a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant

Registered students, (including study abroad) should contact

Alumni are encouraged to apply through the university, as long as Cornell is the last institution attended. 

Application deadline

The campus submission deadline is Monday, August 31, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. EST. 

Review process

Applications from all U.S. universities are reviewed at the national level. Recommendations are then sent to host countries, which must approve the applicants before awards are announced in the spring.