What is the objective of a Fulbright exchange?
"The experience of living and studying in another country transformed the way I looked at the world and influences my whole life." (J.W.Fulbright, US Senator)
The exchange programme named after the American Senator J. William Fulbright supports academic and cultural dialogue with the U.S.A. The Fulbright Programme is held in high esteem around the world.
The Fulbright Commission assists scholarship recipients apply for studies at professionally selected and accredited American universities. The universities are especially hospitable to Fulbright scholars, opening up new professional and personal prospects. Involvement in the international network of Fulbright scholars facilitates making contacts and friends with scholars from around the world.
Full and partial Fulbright scholarships
Once a year the international offices of German universities call for applicants for full and partial scholarships (Financial benefits include, among other things: partial financing of tuition and living expenses, assumption of transatlantic travel costs, arranging study placements, participation in preparatory meetings). The call for applicants corresponds to financial support that begins in the American Fall Semester of the following calendar year. For further informations please visit the homepage of the Fulbright Commission.
Fulbright travel scholarship
Once a year the international offices of German universities call for applicants for travel scholarships (Financial benefits include, among other things: flight costs to and from the location of the American university, participation in preparatory events and conferences, no fees applying for a visa). The call for applicants is open for seven weeks beginning at the start of December and ending with a deadline in the middle/at the end of January. Travel scholarships correspond to the American academic year which begins the following August or September at American universities.