MIT is a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. students for the fourth consecutive year

On February 10, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs named MIT a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Students for the fourth consecutive year. This recognition is given to the U.S. colleges and universities that received the highest number of applicants selected for the 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. 16 students from MIT were selected for Fulbright awards for the 2022-2023 Fulbright cycle.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program application process is administered at MIT through the Office of Distinguished Fellowships, part of Career Advising and Professional Development. Learn more about Distinguished Fellowships and read profiles of MIT’s Fulbrighters at the office website. MIT students and alumni interested in applying to Fulbright should contact Julia Mongo, MIT’s Fulbright Program Advisor.

The Fulbright Program was established over 75 years ago to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Applicants to the Fulbright US Student Program must be American citizens.

Fulbright alumni work to make a positive impact on their communities, sectors, and the world and have included 41 heads of state or government, 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 78 MacArthur Fellows, and countless leaders and changemakers who carry forward the Fulbright mission of enhancing mutual understanding.  

For more information about the Fulbright US Student Program, visit

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist