Fulbright Scholarships

This financial support is not administered by the University.


The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers Scholarships to Australian citizens across all career stages. Awardees take part in a bi-lateral academic and cultural exchange, pursuing research or study at a U.S. institution, experiencing life in the United States of America, and bringing back their knowledge and experience to share with their communities in Australia.

A Fulbright Award is more than a Scholarship - it is, in the words of Senator Fulbright, a means of fostering "leadership, learning, and empathy between cultures... It is a modest program with an immodest aim-the achievement in international affairs of a regime more civilized, rational and humane than the empty system of power of the past."

Field of study

All academic fields


To be eligible for a Fulbright scholarship through the Australian Fulbright program, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen (by birth or naturalisation)
  • Not hold dual US-Australian citizenship OR U.S. permanent residency (Green Card)
  • Not have already commenced studies in the U.S.
  • Be resident in Australia at the time of application - the only exceptions to this rule are for men and women serving overseas in the Armed Forces, or for Australian diplomats posted overseas.
  • Have completed an undergraduate degree or equivalent at the time of applying
  • Be prepared to commence your program the following U.S. academic year (between July and the following June - e.g. apply in 2017 to start after July 2018, before end June 2019)
  • Be prepared to return to Australia for the two years following your program
  • Not already hold another scholarship for the period / project you plan to undertake on your Fulbright program (this may exclude for tuition fees)
  • Secure placement with a primary U.S. host institution (please note, this is not a requirement at the time of application for Postgraduate students.)


A number of Fulbright Scholarships are awarded annually at Postgraduate; Postdoctoral, Professional, Senior Scholar and Distinguished Chair levels. To see the list of benefits please visit the Fulbright Commission website below and click on the relevant scholarship.

Please note the launch of a new Fulbright Scholarship for 2018 - the Fulbright Future Scholarship program. Additional benefits for this program include full tuition/visiting researcher fees for students or scholars at any U.S. university. Please check the Fulbright website listed below for further details.

How to apply

Applications are now open and will close on 15 July 2018.

Further information

Please visit the Fulbright Commission website: https://www.fulbright.com.au/australian-applicants/