SUSI application instructions

We are looking for applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, who can demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement and/or extracurricular activities.

Academic excellence is important, but we are looking for more than that. The best applications are from well-rounded students who have ambassadorial skills, a desire to further the Fulbright programme, and a plan to give back to their home country when they return.

Choosing an Institute

There are several SUSIs available every year. Each Institute focuses on a specific subject or topic. You do not need to study these subjects to apply and are encouraged to explore your interests.


  1. Read the programme terms and conditions
  2. Read our Privacy Policy for applicants thoroughly
  3. Apply through our application form before the deadline
  4. Scan and upload your official interim transcript to the application form as a PDF
  5. Speak to two (2) referees and send them a request via the online application

The application form must be completed, with transcripts attached, and submitted along with your references before the deadline. Your application will not be considered if any of these are missing or submitted late.


Shortlisted applicants will interviewed in late January. SUSI interviews are by video call and cannot be rescheduled.


All applicants will be informed of their status by April. The Fulbright Commission cannot comment or provide feedback on individual applications.

Applications for the 2020 Study of the US Institutes (SUSIs) are now closed.