University of Iowa

UI named a top producer of Fulbright students for fifth consecutive year

February 11th, 2020

The University of Iowa has again been named a top producer of Fulbright students for 2019–20 (with a record number of 19 recipients), marking the fifth consecutive year the university achieved the elite ranking. Out of 19 awards offered to UI students, 18 have accepted and become grantees.


Current students and alumni interested in applying for future Fulbright competitions should make an appointment with Fulbright Program Advisor Karen Wachsmuth to learn more about the application process.

“To receive such recognition for the fifth straight year underscores the UI’s success in training our students and faculty for prestigious work abroad,” says Russ Ganim, associate provost and dean of International Programs, which oversees the university’s Fulbright programs.

The UI is ranked 18th nationally among research universities.

More than 40% of UI applicants received awards, an extremely high number among peer U.S. research institutions. When measuring the ratio of applicants to winners, the UI is one of the best in the country, ranking sixth nationally among research universities. More than 40 faculty mentors, committee members, and staff participate in the Fulbright campus process each year.

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