Fulbright Scholarships


Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Postgraduate, Higher Degree by Research
Study area All study areas
Scholarship value There are a range of Fulbright Scholarships available for postgraduate students, early career to senior academics, and mid-career professionals. The value of the scholarship varies depending on type. Please see the Fulbright website for details.
Opening date 6 January 2021
Closing date 6 July 2021


The Fulbright Program in Australia has a rich history and proud legacy supporting educational excellence and cultural exchange. The central focus is to develop long-lasting, productive bilateral relations, partnerships and connections between Australia and the US.

For Australian applicants there are 4 different programs across all career stages:


Supports Australian graduate students to undertake an American postgraduate program such as a master's degree or allows PhD students undertaking their research in Australia to conduct research in the US as a Visiting Research Student.

Learn more about postgraduate opportunities


Allows Australian researchers who have completed their PhD in the past 3 years (up to 5 years under extenuating circumstances) to undertake postdoctoral research in the United States.

Learn more about postdoctoral opportunities


Allows academics (at associate professor or full professor level) and mid-career professionals (with an undergraduate qualification and minimum 10 years work experience) to undertake research and/or training in the United States for 3 to 4 months in any discipline.

Discipline-specific awards are also available (applicants can be considered for multiple awards).

Learn more about mid-career opportunities

Fulbright Future Scholarships

Allows postgraduate students, PhD researchers, academics and professionals to undertake study or research at any US institution. Awardees will receive funding for full tuition/visiting researcher expenses at a US institution of their choice, as well as travel and living costs.

Learn more about Fulbright Future Scholarships

Anne Wexler Scholarship in Public Policy

Enables an Australian postgraduate student with strong academic credentials and leadership potential to undertake a two-year Master's degree in the U.S. in an area that supports Wexler's binational interests in the field of public policy.

Learn more about the Anne Wexler Scholarship in Public Policy


Australian citizens

Fulbright Scholarships are available to Australian citizens from all disciplines to undertake research or study in the United States for 3 to 12 months.

Visit the Fulbright website for more information

US citizens

Fulbright Scholarships are available to American citizens from all disciplines to undertake research or study in Australia for 3 to 12 months. Australian citizens who hold dual American citizenship are not eligible to apply.

Visit the Fulbright website for more information

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Apply via the Fulbright website. Fulbright has produced a series of webinars to help applicants.

If you have questions or need help in preparing your nomination, we encourage you to work with your mentors and research support team.

Go to the Fulbright website to apply

Applications are closed.


Australian-American Fulbright Commission
+61 2 6260 4460
Applications are closed.