The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers U.S. citizens a year-long opportunity to pursue their academic and artistic interests in a foreign country after graduation. Each year, the Institute of International Education (IIE) awards approximately 1,900 Fulbright grants in over 140 countries. The grants are decided by the Fulbright Review Committee, and are allocated based on project feasibility and the candidate’s ability to serve as a cultural ambassador in a foreign country.

The grant covers round-trip airfare and living expenses in a host country, tuition fees, and accident and sickness costs. In some cases, the Fulbright grant provides allowances for dependents.

Pratt students and alumni may choose from one of three grant types.

  • Study/research in arts or design
  • Graduate degree grants
  • English Teaching Assistantships (ETA)

There is no restriction on the number of times an individual can apply and receive a Fulbright grant throughout a lifetime. However, candidates can apply for only one grant at a time.

The Fulbright application is submitted online. The application cycle opens on March 31, 2021 and closes the second week of October. Candidates applying through Pratt must submit their application by September 12, 2021, allowing two weeks for campus committee interviews. Following the campus interviews, candidates resubmit their application by the Fulbright deadline, October 12, 2021.

The Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA) supports the candidate throughout the application process. If interested in applying for a Fulbright, please contact Pratt FPA, Deborah Yanagisawa, at

All Pratt students and alumni are encouraged to meet with Pratt’s Fulbright Advisor, whether they plan to start the application process now or in the future.


All applicants applying through Pratt must meet the final deadline of September 12, 2021.


Pratt alumni who do not wish to apply through Pratt may apply as an at-large candidate. They must meet the Fulbright national deadline of October 13, 2020.


Application cycle opensMarch 31, 2021
Campus deadlineSeptember 12, 2021
Campus Committee InterviewsSeptember 15 –September 22, 2021
Application cycle closesOctober 12, 2020
Selected candidates notified of application statusEnd of January, 2022
Grantees announcedMarch – June, 2022
For more information, visit the Pratt Fulbright website. Learn more about different grant types. Explore resources about the program, including testimonials. Read frequently asked questions.