Application Timeline

Application Timeline

Timeline for Selection (Australian Applicants)

January Applications OPEN
July Applications CLOSE
August/September/October Interviews – Shortlisted candidates must be available for interview. Unavailable applicants will not be considered further. Applicants will be advised at least one week prior to the interview dates.
October/November The National Selection Committee (Australia) reviews applications that have been recommended by the Selection Committees.
Early December  All Scholarship applicants are notified of the selection outcomes
February Orientation Program and Presentation Dinner
July – May
Fulbright Scholarships are to be commenced in the year following application. Programs cannot be deferred and must be undertaken between July and May the following year.

Timeline for Selection (U.S. Applicants)

This is a general timeline for all U.S. applicants — for a more detailed Student application timeline, click HERE.
For a more detailed Scholar application timeline, click HERE.

 

February/March Feb – U.S. Scholar applications OPEN; March – U.S. Student applications OPEN
August – October Applications CLOSE — deadlines vary for  Students, SEE HERE for more info; U.S. Scholar applications close in September for all awards
October – December Peer Review Committees (Scholars) evaluate scholar applications from October to November. National Screening Committees (Students) undertaken from November to December to evaluate student applications.
December – March
All Scholar applicants notified by December 31 as to whether or not their application has been recommended for further consideration in the host country. Shortlisted Scholar candidates will be interviewed via Zoom by the Australian Commission from December through February. All Student applicants notified by January 31 as to whether or not their application has been recommended for further consideration in the host country. Shortlisted Student candidates will be interviewed via Zoom by the Australian Commission from January through March.
February – June All recommended candidates are forwarded to the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for approval from February to June. IIE notifies candidates whether they have been selected to receive a Fulbright award.
June onward Award details are finalized. Grants are to be commenced the next January/February in line with the Australian academic year and in order to attend the Orientation Program and Presentation events. Grants may commence earlier on a case-by-case basis with the Commission’s approval.
February
Orientation Program and Presentation Dinner