Visiting Graduate Student Program

Please see Russian version of the website for more detailed and actual information


General Information

The Fulbright 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 study for a master's degree program at a U.S. university for up to two academic years. It also supports research at U.S. universities and archives for one academic year to assist in completion of a kandidatskaya degree in Russia.

Applicants must be Russian citizens permanently residing in the Russian Federation who have a university diploma or a bachelor degree.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must possess all of the following qualifications in order to be eligible:

  • Citizenship and permanent resident status qualifying the applicant to hold a valid passport issued in the country in which the application is made. Persons applying for or holding permanent residence in the United States are not eligible. Persons who are citizens of both a partner country and the United States are also ineligible. Fulbright Grantees 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.
  • Higher education (certified Bachelor or MA degree or Diploma of Specialist) or for those who will graduate in summer 2019 - official confirmation (Spravka) from their university administration certifying applicant’s coming graduation.
  • English Language skills enough to study or conduct research in US.

Please note:
Application forms are distributed free of charge and can be copied.

Fulbright Program reserves the right to check any information given in the application documents. In case any discrepancy with real facts will be revealed the applicant participation in the Fulbright Competition will be suspended.

Candidates are approved by the Fulbright Scholarship Board.

The Fulbright Program in Russia. Institute of International Education.
Tverskaya St., 16 building 1, office 504, Moscow, Russia 125009
Tel: +7.495.966.9353 Contact: