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Welcome to the Australian-American Fulbright Commission

The Fulbright Program is the largest and one of the most prestigious educational scholarship programs in the world. It operates between the United States and over 155 countries worldwide. Established in Australia in 1949 through a binational treaty between the Australian and U.S. Governments, the program has supported almost 4,800 scholarships.

The mission of the Australian-American Fulbright Commission is to promote mutual understanding through educational and cultural exchange between Australia and the United States. It does this primarily through the administration of Fulbright scholarships. The Australian Commission has been in operation for 65 years having been established in 1949.

On this website you will find information about our many Fulbright Scholarships available to both Australian citizens and American citizens. Please ensure you read the information carefully.

For Australian Citizens

Fulbright Scholarships are available to Australian citizens from all academic fields to undertake research or study in the United States for 3-10 months.

For American Citizens

Fulbright Scholarships are available to American citizens from all academic fields to undertake research or study in Australia for 3-10 months.

For Australian Educational Institutions

Australian Educational Institutions have the opportunity to collaborate with U.S. specialists and speakers through a range of programs.


If you are not a citizen of Australia or the United States, please go to http://fulbright.state.gov/participating-countries/fulbright-commissions for a list of other Fulbright Commissions.

No Feedback Policy

 As with all Fulbright awards, applications under this initiative are evaluated by panels in accordance with normal Fulbright standards that are competitive, merit-based, open and transparent, including by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as sponsoring agency of the worldwide Fulbright Program, and by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) for final approval and selection of candidates.

This program is administered in accordance with all relevant FSB Policies. The policy on selection and non-selection stipulates, "It is the policy of the Board not to give to individual applicants, to others inquiring on their behalf, or to the public generally, the specific reasons for selection or non-selection of applicants for awards under the program." (From the "Policy Statements of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board," Sec. 145.)”.

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission follows the policy of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Reasons for non-recommendation of candidates will not be provided, including feedback on individual applications.