Australian Fulbright Postgraduate Opportunities

2021 Applications have now closed 


Eligibility:

Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships support:

  • Students who wish to complete a U.S. Master’s degree*
  • Current PhD students who seek to conduct a period of research in the U.S. as a Visiting Student Researcher
  • Students who wish to complete a full U.S. PhD program (Fulbright Future award only)*

* Placement Services is available for degree program applicants. Placement at an institution is not required at the time of application.

Please see the APPLICANT INFORMATION page for general information regarding Fulbright qualities, eligibility requirements, award conditions, interview processes and our  FAQ PAGE for answers to commonly asked questions.

Applicants should additionally download the POSTGRADUATE INFORMATION ATTACHMENT  for postgraduate-specific information.

Award benefits:

Benefits vary per award; please see individual awards listed below for details. Awards generally include:

  • Monthly stipend based on the cost of living in the city of the host institution
  • Partial tuition allowance for one academic year or Full tuition allowance (Fulbright Future award only)
  • Round-trip, economy class airfare directly to and from the scholar’s home city and the city of the host institution
  • Establishment allowance
  • Dependent allowance- if applicable
  • Assistance with identifying U.S. host institutions via Placement Services (Coursework applicants only)
  • Health & Accident Insurance (ASPE) – valued at up to USD$100,000 (for the scholar only)
  • Access to established professional networks – alumni and other international collaborative groups
  • Orientation and enrichment opportunities – in Australia and the U.S.
  • Extensive support – from the Commission as well as U.S. organisations
  • Media and publicity support

All applications are considered for the general Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship, however eligible applicants may elect to be considered for additional sponsored scholarship opportunities. See the below table for a full list of postgraduate opportunities.

Postgraduate Scholarships

Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships

Postgraduate students seeking to;

  • undertake a full U.S. Master’s degree (funding for up to 1 academic year)
  • conduct research towards an Australian PhD program (4-10 months)

Funding is available for up to 1 academic year and includes partial tuition or visiting researcher fees.

Fulbright Future Scholarships 

Funded by The Kinghorn Foundation
Postgraduate students seeking to;

  • undertake a full U.S. Master’s degree (up to 2 academic years)
  • conduct research towards an Australian PhD program (4-10 months)
  • undertake a full U.S. PhD program (up to 5 academic years)

Funding is available for up to 5 academic years and includes full tuition or visiting researcher fees.

Fulbright-Anne Wexler Scholarship In Public Policy

Funded by the Department of Education
Australian postgraduate students with strong academic credentials and leadership potential seeking to undertake a 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 2 academic years.

Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship

Funded by the National Indigenous Australians Agency
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 one academic year.  

Fulbright State/Territory Awards

Each state and territory in Australia sponsors scholarships for applicants whose projects foster research and/or industry relevant to their home state/territory, and assist 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 award will afford Australian undergraduates the opportunity to undertake a Master’s degree that is strategically aligned to Florida Polytechnic research priority areas.

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