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Top-Ranked Again, UT Marks Two Decades of Supporting Fulbright Students

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Members of UT Austin's Fulbright student program pose atop a mountain in Mexico City.

AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs again recognized The University of Texas at Austin for being one of the colleges and universities with the highest number of students selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Notably, UT Austin has earned top-producing accolades for 15 of the last 20 years.

Seventeen Longhorns earned selections for Fulbright awards during the 2023-2024 academic year, placing UT Austin in the Top 25 along with a No. 3 ranking among public schools. Additionally, UT Austin climbed three spots to No. 18 among 219 private and public universities and colleges, tied with the University of Southern California and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

In alignment with UT Austin’s mission of advancing global connections, the University has now supported 250 Fulbright students over two decades.

“It is an honor to be recognized again as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. students for 2023-2024, underscoring the University’s commitment to international education and global engagement,” said Sonia Feigenbaum, senior vice provost of global engagement and chief international officer. “As we celebrate this achievement, we also reaffirm our dedication to delivering a world-class education and transformative cross-cultural experiences that cultivate leaders of tomorrow.”

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international academic exchange program. Since 1946, Fulbright has provided more than 400,000 talented and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists and professionals of all backgrounds with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research abroad. Fulbrighters exchange ideas, build people-to-people connections, and work to address complex global challenges.

The Fulbright competition is administered at UT through the Education Abroad unit of Texas Global.

Alumni of the Fulbright Program work to make a positive impact on their communities, sectors and the world. Their number has included 41 heads of state or government, 62 Nobel laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 80 MacArthur fellows, and countless leaders and changemakers who build mutual understanding between the people of the United State and the people of other countries.

For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit fulbrightprogram.org.