Australian Fulbright Postgraduate Opportunities

Add a Global Perspective to Your Studies


Applications open 4 February 2019 and close 15 July 2019


Who can apply?

Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships support:

  • Students seeking to complete up to two semesters of their Australian postgraduate program in the U.S.
  • Students who wish to undertake a full American Master’s degree
  • Current Australian PhD students who seek to complete a period of research in the U.S.
  • Australian students who wish to complete an American PhD program

Entitlements include:

Scholarship entitlements and duration vary per award; please see individual scholarships for details. Awards generally include:

  • a living allowance
  • international travel to/from the U.S.
  • full or partial tuition or visiting student researcher fees
  • ASPE medical coverage of up to A$100,000 (for the scholar only)
  • assistance with identifying and applying to host institutions via Placement Services (Masters students only)
  • attendance at the Orientation Program, Showcase & Gala Presentation Dinner
  • enrichment activities in the United States with other international Fulbright scholars
  • access to a professional network of distinguished Australian and American Fulbright Alumni
  • ongoing assistance from the Commission with visas, enrichment opportunities and pastoral care
  • media and publicity support
  • to access specific funding amounts for 2019/20 please download the Australian Scholarships Budget 2019/20. Please note the budget is provided as a guide only and is subject to change.

Postgraduate applicants should download the attachment for additional information.

How Do I Apply?

  • Prior to applying, applicants need to read the Eligibility & Conditions section of the Australian Applicants page.
  • Applications must be completed and submitted via the online portal. Applications emailed or posted to the Commission cannot be considered. The online portal can be accessed via the Australian instructions PDF
  • To discuss your application aspirations with someone in your area, please consider reaching out to one of our Campus Advisers.
  • Please download the Australian Applicant checklist to include with your application.

All applications are considered in the general Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship pool, however eligible applicants may elect to be considered for additional sponsored scholarship opportunities.

Postgraduate Scholarships

Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships Postgraduate students seeking to;

  • undertake a full U.S. master’s degree 
  • complete part of an Australian master’s program in the U.S 
  • conduct research towards an Australian PhD program (3-10 months)
  • complete a full U.S. PhD program

Funding is available for up to 2 years and includes partial tuition or visiting research scholar fees.

Fulbright Future Scholarships 

Postgraduate students seeking to;

  • undertake a full U.S. masters degree (up to 2 years)
  • study part of an Australian master’s program in the U.S (8-10 months)
  • conduct research towards an Australian PhD program (3-10 months)
  • complete a full U.S. PhD program

Funding is available for up to 2 years and includes full tuition or visiting research scholar fees.

Fulbright-Anne Wexler Scholarship In Public Policy

Australian postgraduate students with strong academic credentials and leadership potential seeking to undertake a two-year Master’s degree in the U.S. in an area that supports  Wexler’s bi-national interests in the field of public policy. Funding includes living expenses and a tuition allowance for up to two years.

Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship

Funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australian Government
Available for up to two Indigenous applicants to undertake a research or study program in the U.S. in any discipline and scholarship category (Postgraduate, Postdoctoral, Scholar) for up to two years.  

Fulbright State/Territory Awards

Each state and territory in Australia (except ACT) sponsors scholarships annually for applicants whose projects encourage and profile research relevant to their home state/territory, and assists in building international research links between the state and U.S. researchers and institutions.

Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship 

Funded by Florida Polytechnic University
Open to postgraduate students who have completed their degree in the last five years, this Fulbright Postgraduate Award will afford Australian scholars the opportunity to undertake a master’s degree that is strategically aligned to Florida Polytech’s research priority areas.

Please see the Applicants Page for eligibility requirements, award conditions, FAQs, interview processes and timelines.