Fulbright Foreign Student Program
The Fulbright Program creates connections in a complex and changing world.
Led by the United States government in partnership with 160 countries worldwide, Fulbright offers unparalleled international educational and cultural exchange experiences. The global network of Fulbrighters fosters mutual understanding between the United States and partner nations, advances knowledge across communities, and improves lives around the globe. Laspau administers a part of the Fulbright Program which provides grants to individuals from Latin America and the Caribbean for graduate study in the United States. Grants are awarded for Master’s and PhD programs in a variety of fields of study.
The 2022 application period for Fulbright Programs is now closed. It will be open again in February 2023. Click HERE if you want to receive notifications when the new application process is open, you will fill a form with your name and personal email address.
Visit the Fulbright program interactive map on the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website to learn about the programs offered in your country and how to apply.
Prospective Fulbright participants should be aware that public health conditions, availability of consular services and travel, as well as U.S. institutional operating status and policies may affect their ability to travel to the U.S. and participate in academic programs
Fulbright Program Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The health, safety, and security of our Fulbright participants is our highest priority. The U.S. Department of State is continuously monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and is working closely with Laspau, partner governments, Fulbright Commissions, U.S. Embassies, and U.S. host institutions to provide guidance and information to our foreign students.
Please check your email for the latest updates from Laspau. Reach out to your Laspau Advisor with any questions. Log into your Laspau Portal for Grantees to view Frequently Asked Questions regarding COVID-19.
FIELDS OF STUDY
Applications are accepted in a variety of fields of study with the exception of Medicine, Nursing, and Dentistry.
Interested individuals must:
Be a citizen of one of the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay, please refer to the Fulbright Commission of your home country.
Be graduates with either a bachelor's (licenciatura) or master's degree.
Be highly motivated, with demostrable leadership skills, and capacity to adapt.
Be committed to the development of your community thought community service, volunteering, or other activities.
Be eligible for a J-1 visa
Be committed to returning to their home country for at least two (2) consecutive years after finishing their studies in the United States and build upon their knowledge in their professional field.
PREPARE FOR STANDARIZED EXAMS
Isola Spence, FULBRIGHT PROGRAM MANAGER