ABOUT | The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the nation's largest study abroad fellowship program, and is designed to give graduating seniors, recent B.S./B.A. graduates, graduate students, and professionals opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations through several grants including: research, creative arts, English Teaching Assistant, graduate study, or National Geographic Storytelling.

ELIGIBILITY | The Fulbright requires a university nomination -- all interested applicants must contact the on campus advisor Kate Smith at fellowships@wesleyan.edu to apply as a Wesleyan affiliated candidate. Visit the Fulbright website for more eligibility requirements.

DATES & DEADLINES | Make an appointment as soon as possible with Kate to discuss further processes.

JULY 12 @ 12 PM EST| Preliminary Deadline | Download the Fulbright Application

  • Complete the application form

  • Draft of personal statement

  • Draft of statement of grant purpose

  • Unofficial Transcript/Academic History

  • Resume

Note: Application materials should be saved as such: Name of Document_Last Name, First Name (for example: Resume_Smith, Kate OR Transcript_Smith, Kate)

Also note that everything submitted for the preliminary deadline is flexible and will be revised and edited. This is not your final application. From July 12 – Oct. 2, you will work closely with Kate to review and revise your application.


  • Writing & revising your Personal Statement & Statement of Grant Purpose

  • Seeking feedback from Kate, faculty advisors & mentors

  • Request an official transcript -- this should be a HARD COPY | Sent to: Kate Smith, Center for Global Studies - Fisk Hall

  • Connecting with recommenders & confirming letters of recommendation

  • Meeting with faculty to complete foreign language form (if required)

  • Contacting and confirming an affiliation letter (if required)

SEPTEMBER 12 @ 12 PM EST | Required Campus Deadline
All application must upload their completed application to the Embark application system. All materials required by the Fulbright application are due at this time.

SEPTEMBER 19-22 | Campus Committee Interviews
All applicants meet with the campus committee for an interview and receive final feedback from Kate.

OCTOBER 2 @ 12PM EST| Final Campus Deadline
The entire application should be final and completed in the Embark Application System, including:

  • Biographical details

  • Personal Statement

  • Statement of Grant Purpose

  • Transcript

  • Reference letters/recommendation form due (all by Oct. 2)

  • Foreign language form (if required; by Oct. 2)

  • Affiliation letter (if required; please note this must be uploaded before you submit your application)

Note: Although October 6 is listed on the Fulbright website as the final deadline, applicants applying through Wesleyan University on campus process, must submit completed applications electronically by October 2.

Wesleyan Fulbright Application Process AY 17-18