Boston University Named a “Fulbright U.S. Student Program Top Producing Institution” for Second Year in a Row

in Global Matters
February 28th, 2022

Boston University is proud to be named one of the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Students. Each year the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces the top producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. 2020-2021 was the first time BU achieved ‘Top Producing Institution’ status.

For 2021-2022, out of 66 BU students who submitted Fulbright applications, 11 received Fulbright awards. “While everyone wondered how a global pandemic would impact an international program like Fulbright, the 2021-22 Fulbright application cycle turned out to be the largest and most competitive in Fulbright history. Applicant volume grew by 11.9% nationally. At BU, we saw a 20% increase in the number of applicants from the year prior. It seems that at BU and nationally, the pandemic only increased students’ desire to engage with the world,” said Jeffrey Berg, BU Director of National & International Scholarships.

Willis G. Wang, Vice President and Associate Provost for Global Programs commented, “We are extremely proud to see increasing numbers of BU students applying for and being accepted to the prestigious Fulbright Program. It is a testament not only to our students, but also to our faculty who teach and inspire them to engage more deeply around the world.”