Texas Tech University

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

What is Fulbright?

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Program Details

  • Fulbright provides funding for 8-10 months of study, independent research or teaching English abroad.
  • Open to all fields of study.
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.

(Undergraduate students apply fall of senior year. Graduate students cannot hold a Ph.D. during grant period.)

Grant Benefits

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Monthly stipend for room and board - amounts vary by country
  • Accident and Sickness Coverage

Other Possible Benefits

  • Support for Dependents
  • Research allowance
  • Tuition
  • Language lessons
  • Enhancement activities
  • Disability-related accommodations

How to Get Started

  1. Get familiar with the Fulbright program, eligibility and application components at Fulbright 101
  2. Visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website and explore the various grant options and countries of interest.  Country requirements on language proficiency levels vary and number of available grants can also vary.
  3. Attend a TTU information session (see dates below under Events & Deadlines).  

How to Apply

Submit Notice of Intent A Notice of Intent Form must be submitted as soon as possible to express your interest in Fulbright and to begin the application process with support from our office.

Online Application The Fulbright online application can be accessed through the IIE System. TTU students must submit all application materials by the internal deadline of September 1.

Application Components

  • completed online application
  • statement of purpose
  • personal statement
  • letter of affiliation from an institution in the host country (not required for ETAs)
  • unofficial transcripts from all universities/colleges attended
  • three letters of recommendation (from faculty or field expert)
  • language evaluation for non-English speaking countries (critical language award statement if studying in certain countries)
  • *Creative and performing artists provide samples of their work.

Events & Deadlines

Fulbright Info Sessions (Register at pesa@ttu.edu)

Internal ApplicationDue September 1 (include all application components)

Application Internal Reviews September 11-27

Fulbright Application Due October (exact date TBA) 

Internal Reviews All applicants will be scheduled to meet with the TTU Fulbright Internal Review Committee to discuss their proposed projects/programs of study. Applicants will be contacted for a meeting to take place September 11-27. The committee will provide feedback and recommendations for improvement on the application.

Final Submission Online applications will be released, and students will have an opportunity to make revisions prior to the final national deadline. Once revisions are completed, students must resubmit the final online application by October (exact date TBA). 

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