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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program

If you are a U.S. citizen who will have a bachelor’s degree by May 2020, but will not have a doctorate degree as of October 15, 2020, and who is thinking of earning a Master’s degree, conducting research or teaching English, you could be one of more than 2,200 students who receive a Fulbright U.S. Student grant each year to go to one of more than 140 countries worldwide.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. It awards grants in nearly all fields and disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, STEM fields, and creative and performing arts.

UMBC strongly encourages applications for research, study and English Teaching Assistant grants from its rising and graduating seniors, current graduate students and recent alumni.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

UMBC was named as a Top Producing Fulbright Student Award Institution for the 2019-20 academic year with 13 UMBC students and recent alumni participating in the program this year!

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