A mainstay of America’s public-diplomacy efforts, the Fulbright Foreign Student Program brings citizens of other countries to the United States for Master’s degree or Ph.D. study at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions. The program has brought some of the world’s finest minds to U.S. campuses and offers program participants insight into U.S. society and values.
Many foreign Fulbright grantees are early-career professionals who will return to take leadership positions in their home countries, often working at universities or in government service.
More than 1,800 new Foreign Fulbright Fellows enter U.S. academic programs each year. Foreign students apply for Fulbright Fellowships through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries. The Institute of International Education (IIE) arranges academic placement for most Fulbright nominees and supervises participants during their stay in the United States.
The Foreign Fulbright Pakistan program is administered by staff in the Denver and New York offices. This program oversees the placement of over 150 Foreign Fulbright grantees at U.S. institutions and provides academic oversight of the grantees while they are in the U.S. IIE staff work closely with the grantees, their academic institutions, and Fulbright program sponsors.
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The Rocky Mountain Regional Center hosts guidance sessions for applicants to the US Student Fulbright Program, hosts selection panels, and supports campuses within the Rocky Mountain region in advising their students on applying to the Fulbright Program.