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Application Schedule

April 01, 2019: Fulbright application opens
July 31, 2019 (1:00 p.m.): Priority campus application deadline
August 2019: Feedback on submitted priority applications
September 8, 2019 (5:00 p.m.):
Application submission deadline for campus interviews
September 14-28, 2019: Campus interviews
October 8, 2019 (5:00 p.m. EST):
Official Fulbright deadline for final online applications
January 2020: Fulbright semi-finalists notified
March-June 2020: Fulbright awards announced

Submitting Your Application

All applications are submitted electronically through the Fulbright online application. Those applying through OU must submit their application material TWICE, once for the campus deadline and once for the national deadline. Between the submission deadlines you will be able to access your application and revise it.

The application is submitted entirely online. You will be able to revise your materials after this date.

Application includes the following:

  • Online application including all essays.
  • 3 recommendation letters (open study/research) or 3 recommendation forms (ETA).
    • Add recommenders contact information into Embark. Recommenders will receive an automatic login to complete an online recommendation form or upload a letter.
    • NOTE: If you are unable to have recommendation letters at this point inform the Fulbright Advisor.
    • Guidelines for writing Fulbright recommendation letters can be found here for study/research, and for ETA.
  • Language evaluation (if applicable):
  • Host affiliation letter(s) (for open study/research).
  • Transcripts.
  • Arts portfolio (for creative and performing arts applicants).

Application includes the following:

  • Online application including all essays.
  • 3 recommendation letters (open study/research) or 3 recommendation forms (ETA).
    • Add recommendation contact information into Embark. Recommenders will receive an automatic login to complete an online recommendation form or upload a letter.
    • Guidelines for writing Fulbright Recommendation letters can be found here for study/research, and for ETA.
  • Language evaluation (if applicable):
  • Host affiliation letter(s) (for open study/research).
  • Transcripts.
  • Arts portfolio (for creative and performing arts applicants).
  • Campus Committee interviews will take place in September.
  • The committee will comprise 2-3 OU faculty members.
  • The committee will read all application materials prior to the interview.
  • If an applicant is off-campus, interviews will be conducted by phone or skype.
  • The committee will provide constructive feedback on your application and suggestions on how to improve it. Consider incorporating this feedback in final revisions prior to final submission.
  • The committee will fill out a Campus Committee Evaluation Form which will be uploaded with your final Fulbright application.
  • Applicants are responsible for submitting all application material on Embark by the Fulbright deadline.
  • The Fulbright advisor will upload your campus evaluation form once your application is submitted.