Villanova University Named Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for 16th Consecutive Year

Villanova University Named Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for 16th Consecutive Year

VILLANOVA, Pa. (February 13, 2024)—Villanova University has been named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for a 16th consecutive year, as recently announced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and top-producing colleges and universities are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Villanova had 27 Fulbright recipients for the 2023-2024 academic year.  

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“I am delighted that Villanova once again has been named a top producer of Fulbright recipients,” said University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD. “Villanova’s success year after year is the result of the tireless efforts of the Center for Research and Fellowships and our remarkable students who are using what they have learned at Villanova to serve communities around the world. On behalf of the entire Villanova community, congratulations to this year’s recipients and all those involved in the Fulbright process.”

The Fulbright competition is administered at Villanova through the Center for Research and Fellowships (CRF). In the current Fulbright application cycle, 33 of Villanova’s 58 applicants have been named semi-finalists for the award and will be notified over the next three months if they are selected to go abroad during the 2024-2025 academic year.

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries and is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  

Since its inception, over 400,000 people from all backgrounds—recent university graduates, teachers, scientists and researchers, artists, and more—have participated in the Fulbright Program and returned to their home countries with an expanded worldview, a deep appreciation for their host country and its people, and a new network of colleagues and friends.

Fulbright is active in more than 160 countries worldwide and partners with participating governments, host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States. Many of these organizations also provide direct and indirect support. ECA sponsors the Fulbright program, and several non-profit, cooperative partners implement and support the program on the Bureau’s behalf. For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit

About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six colleges—the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Ranked among the nation’s top universities, Villanova supports its students’ intellectual growth and prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. For more, visit