Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
The program facilitiates the exchange between the United States and more than 180 nations worldwide. The German-American branch of the program is the largest and most diverse branch – since its inception in 1952, it has supported over 40,000 Americans and Germans.
You can read more about the history and undertakings of the program at the Fulbright website.
Each year, funding is made available in varying forms to support the aforementioned target groups. To view the most up-to-date information, refer to this site: Stipendienübersicht
Those interested in making application for funding should read postings carefully and follow the application procedure outlined by the Commission.
For more detailled information please vistit the Fulbright website.
Applications requiring hard copies to be submitted to “the International Office of your home university” should be directed to the contact listed on this site.
Students who are interested in pursuing an exchange to the US should make note of the following two opportunities:
- Travel Grants / Reisestipendien – For those applying for a nomination to an RWTH partner university
- One-year Scholarships / Jahresstipendien – For those interested in pursuing a 9-month exchange (US academic year) at the graduate studies level (Master)
Annual cohorts are selected via a multi-stage application that revolves around a summer deadline fixed by the Commission. Selected individuals will receive funding in the following US academic year.
For example: an application submitted in summer of 2015 would be for an exchange beginning in fall of 2016 and continuing through spring of 2017.
Selection by Fulbright to take part in an academic year exchange is a highly coveted honor and carries with it many advantages. Students are enabled to take part in masters-level coursework and research at one of many participating universities, such that this opportunity goes beyond the scope of established RWTH partnerships.