Australian Fulbright Postgraduate Opportunities

Applications are currently closed and will re-open early 2021

Who can apply?

Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships support:

  • Students who wish to undertake a full American master’s degree
  • Current Australian PhD students who seek to conduct a period of research in the U.S.
  • Australian students who wish to complete a full American PhD program (Fulbright Future award only)

Entitlements include:

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

  • a generous 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 (master’s students only)
  • comprehensive Orientation Program and Gala Presentation Dinner at Parliament House, Canberra
  • 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

Postgraduate applicants should download the attachment for additional information.

All applications are considered in the general Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship pool, however eligible applicants may elect to be considered for additional sponsored scholarship opportunities. See the below table for a full list of additional opportunities. Applicants need to read the Eligibility & Conditions section of the Australian Applicants page.

Postgraduate Scholarships

Fulbright General Postgraduate Scholarships

Postgraduate students seeking to;

  • undertake a full U.S. master’s degree (funding for up to 1 year)
  • complete part of an Australian master’s degree in the U.S (8-10 months)
  • conduct research towards an Australian PhD program (4-10 months)

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

Fulbright Future Scholarships 

Funded by The Kinghorn Foundation
Postgraduate students seeking to;

  • undertake a full U.S. master’s degree (up to 2 years)
  • complete part of an Australian master’s degree in the U.S (8-10 months)
  • conduct research towards an Australian PhD program (4-10 months)
  • undertake a full U.S. PhD program (up to 5 years)

Funding is available for up to 5 years and includes full tuition or visiting research scholar 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 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 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 two years.  

Fulbright State/Territory Awards

Each state and territory in Australia 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 undergraduates 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.