Scholarship details

Study levels

Postgraduate, Research and Professional development

Student type

Current students and Past students

Study area

All study areas


Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications open
5 February 2020
Applications close
6 July 2020

What you'll receive

All awards include:

  • either full or partial tuition/researcher fee allowances
  • generous living stipend
  • return flights to the US.
  • Medical coverage


Scholarships are available to support:

  • postgraduate students wanting to complete part of their Australian program in the US
  • students seeking to complete a full US masters
  • PhD students wanting to complete research in the US as part of their Australian PhD program
  • students seeking to complete a full PhD program in the US
  • postdoctoral candidates seeking to do research
  • professionals (with 10 years' relevant experience) seeking to undertake research or training in the US
  • associate or full professors seeking to undertake research or training in the US.

To be eligible for a Fulbright scholarship, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen (not a dual US-Australian citizen)
  • have lived full-time in Australia for at least 2 years at the time you apply (there are exceptions for people who have served in the armed forces or diplomatic service)
  • meet any other requirements or conditions for individual scholarships.

How to apply

For full eligibility and application requirements, read the instructions for Australian applicants on the Fulbright website.

About the scholarship

The prestigious Fulbright program promotes educational and cultural exchange between Australia and the United States of America by awarding scholarships to students, researchers, professionals and academics.  The goal of Fulbright is to contribute to the U.S. - Australian relationship.

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