Fulbright U.S. Student Program

ETA Programs

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-2016-17 Placement Possibilities Host Country Language Recommendations
Indonesia 35 High School None required
Korea 80 Primary through High School None required
Laos 6 University None required
Macau 4 University None required
Malaysia 100 Primary through High School None required
Mongolia 7 University None required
Taiwan 81 Elementary and Middle School None required
Thailand 20 Primary through High School None required
Vietnam 15 University None required
Europe
Country # of Grants-2016-17 Placement Possibilities Host Country Language Recommendations
Andorra 5 High School Preferred
Armenia 2 Primarily University Recommended
Azerbaijan 3 Primarily University Recommended
Belarus 2 Primarily University Strongly Recommended
Belgium 2 Primarily University Proficiency
Bosnia/Herzegovina 2 University or High Schools None required
Bulgaria 30 High Schools and University Preferred
Croatia 1 University and High Schools None
Cyprus 2 All Levels None
Czech Republic 10 High Schools and University Preferred
France 10 High Schools Conversational
Georgia 4 University Recommended
Germany 140 Primary through High Schools Conversational
Greece 12 Primary through High Schools Preferred
Hungary 4 University None required
Italy 3 Primary through High Schools Conversational
Kosovo 2 Middle or High Schools Preferred
Latvia 2 All Levels Helpful
Luxembourg 2 High School and University Proficiency
Macedonia 2 All Levels Preferred
Malta 2 All Levels None required
Moldova 2 Primarily University Recommended
Montenegro 2 University None Required
Norway 3 High Schools or University None required
Poland 15 University None required
Portugal 2 University Preferred
Romania 2 University Preferred
Russia 25 University Strongly Recommended
Serbia 2 All Levels Preferred
Slovak Republic 8 High Schools None required
Spain 46 High Schools Proficiency
Turkey 90 University None required
Ukraine 4 University Recommended

Middle East & North Africa
Country # of Grants 2016-17 Placement Possibilities Host Country Language Recommendations
Bahrain 2 University/Vocational School Recommended
Jordan 10 High Schools, Universities, and Technical Schools Recommended
Morocco 10 University Recommended
South & Central Asia
Country # of Grants-2016-17 Placement Possibilities Host Country Language Recommendations
Bangladesh 6 High School or University Preferred
India 15 Middle and High School None required
Kazakhstan 2 High School or University Recommended
Kyrgyz Republic 2 High School Recommended
Nepal 6 Primary through High School None required
Sri Lanka 5 All Levels Preferred
Tajikistan 4 High School Recommended
Sub-Saharan Africa
Country # of Grants-2016-17 Placement Possibilities Host Country Language Recommendations
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 Recommended
Senegal 3* University Recommended
South Africa 12* High School and University None required
*These are estimates based on previous years’ numbers, and are subject to change.
Western Hemisphere
Country # of Grants-2016-17 Placement Possibilities Host Country Language Recommendations
Argentina 20 Teacher-Training Colleges Proficiency
Brazil 72 Teacher-Training Institutes at Public Universities Proficiency
Colombia 30 University Proficiency
Costa Rica 2 University Proficiency
Dominican Republic 2 University Proficiency
Ecuador 4 University Proficiency
Guatemala 2 All Levels Proficiency
Mexico 60 All Levels;Teacher-Training Institutes Proficiency
Panama 2 University Proficiency
Peru 6 Teacher-Training Institutes;BNCs 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

 

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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. 

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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.