Fulbright Study and Research Program 2018-2019 for USA Citizens

Fulbright Germany is inviting Applications from USA citizens wishing to carry out their Study and Research Programme in Germany for The Fulbright Study and Research Program 2018-2019.

The Offers is aimed at Sponsoring research and studies for two academic semesters at a German university or any other pertinent non-university institution, such as research labs or archives. The 10-month grant period usually starts mid-September. Depending on the candidate’s academic level, full-time study (graduating seniors) or independent research (doctoral candidates) under the supervision of a German advisor may be possible.

enefits for the full maintenance grant:

  • Monthly stipend of currently Euro 750 to Euro 1.000, depending on the candidate’s academic background
  • An incidental allowance of Euro 250 per semester
  • Health insurance
  • International travel (according to the guidelines set by the Fulbright Commission)
  • Current German visa regulations require a valid passport for American grantees traveling to Germany; the Fulbright Commission assists its grantees in applying for a residence permit after arrival
  • Orientation and mid-year meetings
  • Administrative and academic support through the Fulbright Commission in Germany
  • The Fulbright Commission offers intensive language courses (approximately six weeks in duration, beginning in early August) in Germany to those grantees whose German language ability is not sufficient at the beginning of the grant to pursue their projects
  • Spouse allowance of Euro 276 per month will be available to married grantees


  • American students who will have completed at least a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Sciences degree by the time of arrival in Germany.
  • A solid academic background and a well-focused project plus adequate German language proficiency where necessary are essential.
  • Applicants with a U.S.-German dual citizenship are not eligible.


  • U.S. citizenship
  • A high level of academic achievement
  • A solid application

How to Apply & Deadlines

Applicants still affiliated with a university should consult the Fulbright Program Advisor at their institution for application information and deadline. At-large applicants no longer at a university should contact the Institute of International Education directly.

Applicants should contact their advisor or the IIE in the spring preceding the year in which they wish to study in Germany. (For example, those intending to begin studying in September 2018 should contact an adviser in the spring of 2017.)

Application deadline for the Fulbright Study and Research Program 2018-2019 will be October 6, 2017. The IIE Online application system closes at 5:00 P.M. EST and applications have to be fully submitted by then. Further information on the IIE timeline are available here. 

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