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Foreign Fulbright 2012 anybody?


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#1 JerusalemS

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:55 PM

Hi Everybody, I noticed that there isn't a Fulbright thread yet for this year for us foreigners, and was wondering if anybody else is biting their nails off waiting for answers from universities and from Fulbright.

Maybe we can worry together, and share useful tips, of what we know and what we don't know.
Any takers?
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#2 TakeruK

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:29 AM

Do you mean the Fulbright Foreign Student Award? I got a notice in January saying that my application has been forwarded to the next stage and that I won't hear from them again until April 15, where the final decisions will be announced.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:20 AM

My app was sent to 4 universities,now waiting for the results...Must be out already..Hope to hear something from IIE this week.

Edited by Elmirg, 07 March 2012 - 05:22 AM.

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#4 metamorfoz

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:07 AM

I have 6 applications sent and heard from two of them so far. Now waiting for the other results to be announced but as I already got accepted to a department of preference, I feel good right now and no worries :)

Great topic btw, thanks for it.

A question maybe: How much do you think average Fulbright stipend will be? I know it mostly depends on the State you will be living but any idea? Let's say New York, Florida and Arizona?
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#5 BruceWayne24

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:54 AM

I'm a Fulbright scholar from Germany, but we can actually apply to our preferred universities individually. And our stipend does not vary with the state you'll be living in, but is fixed at $21.500. Some people get better stipends at about $30.000, but they are very, very rare.
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#6 Dea Januari Verina Ismail

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:08 AM

I'm from Indonesia. I have been accepted to UPitt and Brandeis. However, I think Fulbright has allocated a certain budget for every student and unfortunately for me, I have shortfalls to cover and it's not cheap. So.. am waiting for funding. desperately.
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#7 metamorfoz

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:11 AM

Good to find fellow Fulbrighters here!

@Dea, I wish you good luck with the upcoming results. I know they have allocated a certain budget for every student but they have told us that if some Fulbrighters are offered extra scholarship or less tuition (like in-state tuition), they use the rest of the budget to help the others. I remember something like that. You may ask to the commission in Indonesia and see if it is same there. Worth a try!

@BruceWayne24 thanks for the heads up! $21.500 for 10 months I guess.

Where are the other foreign Fulbrighters? Show up and say "Hi" :)
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#8 JerusalemS

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:25 AM

I've been applied to 4 schools by IIE, and will only hear back once all of them get back to them. I'm scared that the cheapest school will be what Fulbright will pick (simply because it's the worst school of the bunch - and then I might have to cancel the whole thing), so I desperately needs the other schools to offer atleast some form of cost sharing.

So I'm sitting here waiting to hear from them, basically going nuts.
But I will say this, we're all are very lucky for this opportunity. I've said before that it feels like winning the lottery. With similar odds.
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#9 Madrilena25

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:35 PM

Hi there, Im a fulbright grantee from Spain. I applied to schools through the IIE. I've been admitted in two and Im waiting for three more. Good luck guys! All the best
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#10 JerusalemS

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:49 PM

Hey Madrilena, how does it work in Spain? do you hear directly from the schools? do you hear from the IIE as school results come in?

Do you get to choose the school or does he IIE choose for you?
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#11 Madrilena25

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:15 AM

We choose the schools and the IIE submits applications on our behalf. We don't usually hear directly from universities, but in my case NYU contacted me last week, so I guess it depends on the school. Normally, the IIE receives the results and they contact the Fulbright Commission in Spain. The commission forwards us the results. For example, George Washington University released their decisions on March 9 but I received mine yesterday… 11 days later… I’m still waiting for three schools. What about you?
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#12 Madrilena25

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:27 AM

JerusalemS, are you sure you can't pick the school? It doesn't make sense... You should check this but I think it would be too unfair if you can't freely choose the school you wanna attend...
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#13 JerusalemS

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:31 AM

Yep, here the Fulbright comission chooses for you. Ofcourse you can always turn it down and still go to the school once you're accepted, which is what I might do if they decide to send me to a school outside of DC if I get one of the DC schools.

It's just a really long waiting game.
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#14 Dea Januari Verina Ismail

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:32 PM

Today I found out that I've been accepted to AU (SIS) and Clark University. There is still shortfall that I have to cover even after AU awards me with 9 credit remission. But it's better than nothing at all. I hope all of you find out soon enough where you will go to. Keep us posted!
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#15 Dea Januari Verina Ismail

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:33 PM

And I agree the waiting part is the worst possible part of the whole thing. Best of luck, everyone!
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:13 AM

So, are fulbright grantees notified when other applicants are? Or do unis give early decisions for fulbrighters?
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#17 metamorfoz

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:59 PM

So, are fulbright grantees notified when other applicants are? Or do unis give early decisions for fulbrighters?


I don't think they give early decisions for fulbrighters although there may be rare exceptions. On the contrary, fulbrighters usually learn later because we can't simply log in to univ. account and check application status or colleges will not send direct mails to us. IIE gets the news first, they forward the result to Fulbright representative in your country and they let you know as soon as possible :)
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:16 PM

I got accepted to 2 from 4 univ. Unfortunately,not the the two I wanted to get into...((((
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#19 Dea Januari Verina Ismail

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:58 AM

has anybody made a decision on accepting their offers?
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:42 AM

i think that would happen by late april
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