A dozen Fulbright students mean UT Austin is once again a top producer
AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin is among the top American colleges and universities that have produced the most American Fulbright students in 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 most productive institution status, with 216 students having received Fulbright scholarships over the past 18 years.
“The University of Texas at Austin is proud of its longstanding commitment to the Fulbright US Student Program, and we are honored to once again be recognized as a Top Producer for 2021-2022,” said Sonia Feigenbaum. , Senior Vice Rector 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 performing 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 largest and most diverse international educational exchange program in the world. Since its creation in 1946, more than 400,000 people from all walks of life – young university graduates, teachers, scientists and researchers, artists and many others – have taken part.
Fulbright is active in more than 160 countries, in partnership 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.