Fulbright U.S. Student Program

ETA Programs

2017-2018 Competition Deadline: October 11, 2016 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETA’s help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. The age and academic level of the students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level. Applicants for English Teaching Assistant Programs can apply to only one country. Consult the table below for details on specific country requirements and numbers of awards.

East Asia-Pacific
Country # of Grants Placement Type Host Country Language Requirements
Indonesia 35 Secondary School None required
Korea 80 Primary and Secondary School None required
Laos 12 University None required
Macau 4 University None required
Malaysia 100 Primary through Secondary School None required
Mongolia 7 University None required
Taiwan 81 Primary and Middle School None required
Thailand 25 Primary through Secondary School None required
Vietnam 15 Secondary School and University None required
Europe
Country # of Grants Placement Type Host Country Language Requirements
Andorra 5 High School Recommended - Intermediate
Armenia 2 Primarily University Recommended - Novice
Azerbaijan 4 Primarily University Recommended - Novice
Belarus 2 Primarily University Required - Intermediate
Belgium 2 Primarily University Recommended - Novice
Bosnia/Herzegovina 2 University or High Schools None required
Bulgaria 30 High Schools None required
Croatia 1 University None required
Cyprus 2 All Levels None required
Czech Republic 30 High Schools None required
Estonia 1 All Levels None required
France 10 High Schools Required - Intermediate
Georgia 4 University Recommended - Novice
Germany 140 Primary through High Schools Conversational
Greece 11 Primary through High Schools None required
Hungary 3 University None required
Italy 7 High Schools Recommended - Novice
Kosovo 2 Middle or High Schools None required
Latvia 2 All Levels None required
Lithuania 1 All Levels None required
Luxembourg 2 High School and University Recommended - Novice
Macedonia 2 All Levels None required
Malta 2 All Levels None required
Moldova 2 Primarily University Recommended - Novice
Montenegro 2 High Schools or University None Required
Netherlands 10 Secondary and Vocational Training Schools None Required
Norway 3 High Schools and University None required
Poland 15 University None required
Portugal 3 University Recommended - Intermediate
Romania 4 University None required
Russia 25 University Required - Intermediate
Serbia 2 All Levels None required
Slovak Republic 8 High Schools None required
Spain 123 All Levels Recommended - Intermediate
Turkey 105 University None required
Ukraine 4 University Recommended - Novice

Middle East & North Africa
Country # of Grants Placement Type Host Country Language Requirements
Bahrain 2 University/Vocational School Recommended
Israel 4 University Recommended
Jordan 15 High Schools, Universities; Technical Schools; UN-affiliated teaching institutions Recommended
Morocco 12 University Recommended
South & Central Asia
Country # of Grants-2016-17 Placement Type Host Country Language Requirements
India 20 Middle and High School None required
Kazakhstan 2 High School or University Recommended
Kyrgyzstan 3 High School Recommended
Nepal 6 Primary through High School None required
Sri Lanka 4 All Levels Preferred
Tajikistan 4 High School Recommended
Sub-Saharan Africa
Country # of Grants Placement Type Host Country Language Requirements
Benin 2* High School and University Recommended
Ivory Coast 2* High School and University Recommended
Kenya 3* High School and University None required (although Swahili might be useful)
Rwanda 3* Technical College and University Not Required (although French and/or Kinyarwanda might be useful)
Senegal 8* Middle and Secondary Schools Recommended
South Africa 14* Secondary Schools None required
*These are estimates based on previous years’ numbers, and are subject to change.
Western Hemisphere
Country # of Grants Placement Type Host Country Language Requirements
Argentina 20 Teacher-Training Colleges; University Proficiency
Brazil 28 Teacher-Training Institutes at Public Universities Proficiency
Colombia 52 University Proficiency
Costa Rica 2 University; High School; BNC Proficiency
Dominican Republic 2 BNC; Training Institute; University Proficiency
Ecuador 4 University Proficiency
Guatemala 2 University Proficiency
Mexico 60 Teacher-Training Institutes; High School; University Proficiency
Panama 2 University Proficiency
Peru 6 Teacher-Training Institutes; BNCs; University Proficiency
Uruguay 5 All Levels; Primary/Secondary Schools; Teacher-Training Institutes Proficiency
Venezuela 2 BNCs*; University Proficiency
*BNC - Binational Center for Language Training and Advising

 

I am a....

Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

FPA

Placeholder

U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.