AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin is listed among the top U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. students during the past academic year. Twelve Longhorns received Fulbright awards this academic year, making the university No. 17 overall and No. 2 among public universities.
This is the 13th year that UT Austin has achieved top-producing institution status, having 216 students receiving Fulbright grants during the past 18 years.
“The University of Texas at Austin is proud of its longstanding engagement with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, and we are honored to be recognized as a top producer again for 2021-2022,” said Sonia Feigenbaum, senior vice provost for global engagement and chief international officer. “This distinction demonstrates our commitment to preparing students to become global citizens by providing opportunities for cross-cultural exchange, learning other languages and perspectives, and serving society.”
Each year, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the top-producing institutions for the Fulbright program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes the lists annually
The Fulbright program was established more than 75 years ago to increase mutual understanding between the United States and other countries. It is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program. Since its inception in 1946, more than 400,000 people from all backgrounds—recent university graduates, teachers, scientists and researchers, artists and more—have participated.
Fulbright is active in more than 160 countries, partnering with participating governments, host institutions, corporations and foundations in other countries and the United States.
At UT Austin, the program is administered by Texas Global. For more information, visit Texas Global Fulbright.