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The Fulbright Program, created by the U.S. Congress in 1946 to foster mutual understanding among nations through education and cultural exchanges, enables more than 800 Americans to study or conduct research in over 100 countries every year. At KU, 297 faculty and 437 students have received Fulbright grants.


Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program provides support for graduate students to conduct dissertation research for six to 12 months outside the United States. The research must cover non-Western topics in modern languages and area studies. KU students must apply through the Office of International Programs.


China Direct Exchange

The China Direct Exchange is a partnership with Nanjing University and Nankai University providing reciprocal exchanges for study or research for one academic year. Applicants must be degree-seeking KU students, graduate or upper-level undergraduate, in good academic standing with at least two years of college-level Chinese or its equivalent. Scholars receive a waiver of tuition and a stipend for room and board from the host university.


Graduate Direct Exchange

The Graduate Direct Exchange is a partnership with multiple universities in Germany and one in France that provides students with opportunities to pursue non-degree graduate-level studies in their fields. Under the terms of each reciprocal agreement, an enrolled graduate student of KU may study at one of the European partner universities during the academic year, while a European graduate student attends the University of Kansas.  Scholars receive tuition and modest monthly stipends from the partner institutions for room, board and incidental expenses. 


Visit the Office of Study Abroad for other scholarship opportunities.

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