Application Instructions

The Fulbright application is completed online via the Embark Admissions Center. All supplemental materials are scanned and uploaded to your application, and all recommendations and evaluations are completed online and submitted directly by your referees/evaluators.

NOTE: Students currently enrolled at FIU are required to apply through FIU – still via the Embark Admissions Center but selecting FIU as their institution.

Applicants must submit applications and all supporting materials by the campus deadline, which is September 1st. Candidates will then be required to come in for an interview with the Fulbright Campus Committee, a committee made up of FIU faculty members that evaluates their applications and prepares a written evaluations and ratings of each candidate.

Application Checklist – Research/Study Grant

  • Application (completed online)
  • Letter of Affiliation
    • When applying for a research/study grant, applicants are required to have an affiliation with the host country at the time of application.
    • Your letter must be scanned and uploaded to your online application.
  • Personal Statement
    • The personal statement should be all about you – your experiences, your education, your goals, etc. It should give the committee a good idea of who you are and of where you see yourself in the future.
    • The statement is scanned and uploaded to your application.
  • Statement of Grant Purpose
    • The Statement of Grant Purpose should be a detailed proposal of what exactly you plan to do during your time abroad.
    • The statement is scanned and uploaded to your application.
  • Transcripts
    • You must request official transcripts from all institutions of higher education that you have attended. The transcripts must come from the Registrar’s Office and be on official university paper.
    • Your transcripts are scanned and uploaded to your application.
  • References
    • You are required to have 3 references, which you must register on your online application.
    • Fulbright will then contact them with instructions to complete their recommendations electronically.
  • Foreign Language Evaluation (if needed)
    • If the country you are applying to requires language proficiency, you are required to complete a Foreign Language Evaluation. For more information, contact FIU’s FPA. (link)
    • You must register your foreign language evaluator on your online application.
    • Fulbright will then contact your evaluation with instructions to complete the evaluation electronically.

For more information, please visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/application-tips/academic.

Application Checklist – English Teaching Assistantship

  • Application (completed online)
  • Personal Statement
    • The personal statement should be all about you – your experiences, your education, your goals, etc. It should give the committee a good idea of who you are and of where you see yourself in the future.
    • The statement is scanned and uploaded to your application.
  • Statement of Grant Purpose – ETA
    • The Statement of Grant Purpose should include why you want to teach English, why you have chosen this country, what qualifications you have to take part in this assignment, and what side project you plan to be involved with during your time abroad.
    • The statement is scanned and uploaded to your application.
  • Transcripts
    • You must request official transcripts from all institutions of higher education that you have attended. The transcripts must come from the Registrar’s Office and be on official university paper.
    • Your transcripts are scanned and uploaded to your application.
  • References
    • You are required to have 3 references, which you must register on your online application.
    • Fulbright will then contact them with instructions to complete their recommendations electronically.
  • Foreign Language Evaluation (if needed)
    • If the country you are applying to requires language proficiency, you are required to complete a Foreign Language Evaluation. For more information, contact FIU’s FPA. (link)
    • You must register your foreign language evaluator on your online application.
    • Fulbright will then contact your evaluation with instructions to complete the evaluation electronically.

For more information, please visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/application-tips/eta.

General Application Instructions

The Fulbright Application is ONLY available online. Visit “Apply Now” on the website and follow the instructions for completing an application: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants.

Managing the Application

General Information:

  • Country of choice
  • Type of program you are applying for Field of Study
  • Education/Degrees
  • Personal Information
  • Educational Qualifications
  • You should list most relevant and recent activities that will enhance feasibility of the project (study abroad, fellowships, etc.)
  • Project Title & Abstract: 50 words; who, what, when, why, and how? Very important for artists.

Prior Experience:

List any experience relevant to project.

  • NGOs, volunteer work, etc.
  • List all kind of community engagement and service

* Fill in any gaps in your record.

  • Project Information
  • Essay Abstract
  • Proposed Affiliation

Foreign Experience:

Relevant travel and experience abroad
You must indicate EVERY trip made to host country, but do not need to include short (2 weeks or shorter) vacation stays.

Financial Information:

  • List any other scholarships that you are applying for.
  • If you will only be using your own money to support yourself, write “personal funds” or “personal savings.”

Language Self Evaluation (by STUDENT):

  • If you have not taken any formal language instruction you should explain how you have learned the language.
  • If you have no knowledge of the language you should explain what you plan to do in order to gain language skills by the beginning of the grant.
  • You should list courses taken, if language is spoken at home, etc. (must be honest)
  • You must indicate if you are applying for Critical Language Enhancement Award.

Language Evaluation (by PROFESSOR):

  • This evaluation must be completed by a language professor or by an FIU faculty member who is a native speaker of the language.
  • If the language is commonly spoken/ taught in the U.S. (French, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, etc.) You must be fluent/ proficient by the time you apply.

REFERENCES/ EVALUATIONS: FOUND ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE FORM
ONLY 3 REFEREES AND 1 LANGUAGE EVALUATOR

  • Students must register referees (references) on the application by selecting the references button on the left-hand side of the screen – Last name, first name, and email address
  • Students need to make contact with referee first; the reference letter is submitted by the referee online

Your referees:

  • Must know you and your field
  • Must testify ability to carry out project

Foreign Language Evaluation Form – students must register the evaluator and the evaluator submits the form online.