Studying in the USA with the Fulbright program

Scholarships and Programs for Students

Scholarships from Fulbright Germany provide German students financial support for a four to nine month graduate level study abroad at an accredited US university.

Application deadline: May to August for the academic year following the upcoming one

Requirements and application

Travel grants for German students who will study for 4-9 months at a US partner university of their home (German) institution.

Application deadline: November to January for the coming academic year

Requirements and application

Small American institutions, known as liberal arts colleges, offer future English teachers the opportunity to pursue in a 9 month stay as a German Language Teaching Assistant (GLTA). The teaching load is 15-20 teaching hours per week and includes registration in academic courses at the host institution.

Application deadline: August for the academic year following the upcoming one

Requirements and application

Funding and Programs for researchers

Through the award of travel grants, the Fulbright Commission supports the development and deepening of academic and scientific contacts between German academics and US institutions.

Requirements and application

Cottrell-Fulbright Scholars receive funding from the Ministry of Education and Research in the amount of 63,000€ to pursue a three year teaching and research project.

Requirements and application

In this program the Fulbright Commission supports 4 – 6 month dissertation research stays for early career scientists and researchers in the US.

Application deadline: April 1 for a stay starting in November of that year

Requirements and application

Programs for higher education leaders and university administrators

This one week seminar provides participants the opportunity to deepenn their knowledge of their respective areas of higher education in the US

Program description


As a Fulbright scholar you are part of wordwide network of over 10,000 students, academics and alumni.


Prof. Dr. Niko Balkenhol
Fulbright-liasion lecturer

Büsgenweg 3
Room 0.113
37077 Göttingen

Phone: 0551 39-336-22

Dr. Martin Jagonak
Study abroad advisor: Application

Von-Siebold-Straße 2
Room 1.110
37075 Göttingen

Phone: 0551 39 21317