The Fulbright Visiting Graduate Student Program is open to Russian university graduates and to graduate (kandidatskaya) students in the arts, engineering, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences.
This program supports either a year of research that assists in the completion of a “kandidat nauk” degree in Russia or two years of study to complete a U.S. Master’s degree.
Main eligibility criteria:
- applicants must be Russian citizens permanently residing in the Russian Federation;
- have a university diploma or a bachelor degree;
- proficiency in English (TOEFL scores no lower than 80/internet-based);
- Fulbright awardees enter the United States on an Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa under a Department of State program and are subject to the two-year home-country residence requirement associated with the J-1 visa. For those candidates who have already traveled to the US on a J-1 visa, there should be a minimum of two years at the time of application since your return to Russia.
All eligibility criteria, as well as the list of major academic disciplines for Fulbright awards and other info you can find on Fulbright Program website.
Recruitment for 2023-2024 Fulbright Program is over. The call for applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will be announced later.