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San Diego State University

Office of International Programs

Fulbright Student Applicants 

Visit the U.S. Fulbright Student Program website to learn about the various grant options and selection criteria. Current SDSU students must follow the campus application process. SDSU alumni that have graduated in the last three years should also apply through SDSU. Contact the campus Fulbright adviser for more information.


"My biggest advice for those applying is to begin early.  
I don't even know how many drafts I wrote".

Cassandra Neel, SDSU Fullbright recipient, ETA - Turkey (2010)


General Timeline: 

Applications including all supporting materials are to be submitted on September 4, 2018 for grants beginning in 2019. Applicants sit for a campus interview and are then given time to amend their application. Final applications are submitted online to Fulbright in October. The U.S. Fulbright Committee forwards a list of recommendations to the respective host countries for further review, finalists are named in January. Winners are notified between April and June. The competition timeline is available on the Fulbright website. 



  • Be a U.S. citizen at the time of application
  • Hold a B.A. degree (or equivalent) before the start date of your grant
  • Graduating seniors, masters and doctoral students and recent graduates may apply
  • Be in good health
  • Have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study

SDSU Application Process: 

  • Visit the U.S. Student Fulbright Program website and review SDSU resources.
  • Attend an SDSU information workshop 
  • Make an appointment to meet with the Writing Center (Optional)
  • Submit online application and all supporting materials to Fulbright
  • Campus interview 
  • Submit final online application to Fulbright

Important Deadlines:

September 4, 2018 Applications including all supporting materials must be submitted electronically through the Emark Application 
Mid-September Campus Interviews 

   2020-21 Fulbright Grant Cycle

To review the upcoming grant cycle, visit the US Student Fulbright Program website: Fulbright Timeline 

SDSU Application Deadline to be announced.  Will occur in September of 2019.

Fulbright National Deadline dates to be announced. Will occur in October of 2019.

SUMMER Information Sessions 

 2 - 3 p.m. in Arts & Letters AL 110

Monday, June 18     

Thursday, July 12                            



RSVP for an Info Session 

Fulbright Writing Workshops  

Save these Dates!

You must attend an Info-Session before you attend a writing workshop.  Thank you! 


Tuesday, June 19

Monday, July 16 


Both to be held from 2 - 3 p.m. in AL 110


SDSU Fulbright Advisers

Nancy Marlin Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Provost Emerita
San Diego State University  


Edith Benkov Ph.D.

Professor of European Studies
San Diego State University  
image of Dr E Benkov