- All eligibility requirements apply from the time of application.
- Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin and/or physical impairment.
- Fulbright Canada awards are merit-based, and can be held concurrently with other awards and/or salaries.
- Be U.S. citizens (Permanent residence is not sufficient).
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree prior to the proposed start date of the grant.
- Be proficient in English.
- Be proficient in French should the requirements of the project and host institution require it.
- Be in compliance with all J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) guidelines.
- Be in compliance with all governmental regulations regarding visas, immigration, travel and residency.
Applicants must not:
- Hold permanent residency status in Canada.
- Reside in Canada; or
- Have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six year period immediately preceding the date of application.
A period of nine months or more during a calendar year is considered to constitute a full year abroad.
- Be seeking enrollment in a medical degree program.
- Possess a Ph.D by the start of the program. Instead, such applicants can visit the Fulbright Scholar Program.
- Grants shall not authorize activities for which a license to practice medicine or nursing is required.
- Grantees must demonstrate sound physical and mental health. Finalists are required to submit a Medical History and Examination Report before their grants can be completed.
- Candidates who previously held a Fulbright Student grant should be aware that, as a general matter, preference will be given to candidates who have not previously received a Student grant. Previous Fulbright Student grantees are expected to make a strong justification in their application for a repeat Fulbright grant.