To the U.S.

Are you looking for study or research opportunities in the U.S.? The Fulbright Commission has several scholarship programs for undergraduate and graduate students and offers advice through EducationUSA.

To the Netherlands

Are you looking for study or research opportunities in the Netherlands? We welcome American students to the Netherlands through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Education USA Advice

Questions regarding study opportunities in the US? Have a look at our EducationUSA advice pages or contact one of our educational advisers for personal advice.

Educational Institutions

Are you employed by an educational institution? The Fulbright Commission has several programs for schools and universities. You can also reach out to our educational advisers with any questions.

News from the Fulbright Commission

Register now for College Night 2022

Are you interested in studying in the United States? And would you like to learn more about what a US education can offer you, the application process and how to finance your studies? Join us at College Night on Monday 26 September in Utrecht! You’ll have the opportunity to meet admission representatives of 20+ US Colleges and Universities in person and connect with Fulbright and EducationUSA.


We understand that the uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic raise many questions. The situation is constantly evolving and it is hard to say with certainty how things will unfold. We are moving forward with our programs as best we can and have students in the Netherlands and the United States this year. We are also moving ahead with programs for next year. Please see specific program pages for further details about our programs.

About the Fulbright Commission

The opportunity of a lifetime

Since 1949, the Fulbright Commission has welcomed thousands of outstanding American and Dutch students, scholars, and teachers through its doors for the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to study, research, and teach abroad in either the United States or the Netherlands. Our programs have been changing lives for 70 years, but we have remained unchanged in our commitment to fostering transformative experiences through education and the promotion of mutual understanding between citizens of the United States and the Netherlands.

75 years of global impact

In 2021, we celebrate the Fulbright Program’s history of positive impact on the lives of individuals as well as on global and local communities. We look forward to the next 75 years of Fulbrighters enriching their educations, advancing their careers, and making meaningful contributions to society.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program now operates in 160 countries and has provided over 400,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds and in all fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to complex global challenges.

Fulbright alumni overwhelmingly indicate that their participation expanded their knowledge and understanding of their academic fields and resulted in real-world research applications. An alumni survey of 2005-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholars found that 88 percent of respondents reported that they were exposed to new ideas and concepts in their field as a result of their Fulbright exchange experience, and 90 percent reported gaining a deeper understanding of their discipline and research area.

Visit the Fulbright 75th Anniversary website for more information and upcoming events.


Kimmy Boyle: EU – NATO Fulbright Seminar

I just wanted to provide a brief update about my time last week at the EU-NATO Fulbright Seminar and to share some fun photos!

Overall it was such an amazing and once in a lifetime experience, and I am so thankful to the Netherlands Fulbright Commission for making it possible for me to attend.

The event was very unique because it brought together 50 Fulbrighters stationed all over Europe, and who all had very different research interests/ Fulbright projects. Getting to spend a week getting to know my fellow Fulbrighters and learning about their countries and related research/ teaching/ study projects was a huge highlight! It was a very diverse group both of backgrounds and of interests that gave a really unique look into the diversity of experiences represented in the United States.

During the week we were able to visit the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg and meet with a few staffers who gave us the inside look about what the role of the court is within the EU. We were given a briefing of a case and then actually got to witness the case hearing. This was a really unique experience to see how the court functions and to be able to ask questions to these experts.

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