Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Bosnia & Herzegovina


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1 Fulbright Study/Research Grant

Grant period:

9 months.

Grants will begin in October through to June.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. in July as a condition of their grants.


Candidate Profile:

Applications are accepted from candidates at all degree levels and in all fields.

Grantees are expected to be extremely adaptable and flexible. Living conditions and infrastructure in Bosnia and Herzegovina are improving. However, grantees should recognize that the country is still undergoing significant changes and transitions, and that medical care and other services are not up to U.S. or Western standards.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended.

Level: Novice

1 year of college-level study, or the equivalent

Additional Information: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian proficiency is recommended, but not required depending on the nature of the project. However, applicants should demonstrate that they will have language skills commensurate with the project by the beginning of the grant. If a project can be carried out in English, applicants without these language skills should include plans for language study in their proposals and are encouraged to improve their language skills concurrent with their research after arriving in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No.


Affiliation:

Candidates are responsible for securing their own affiliations. Preliminary contacts and letters of support from host institutions are preferred, but are not required, at the time of application.


Visa Requirements:

U.S. grantees, as well as all accompanying dependents, regardless of age, must register with the local police within 24 hours of receiving an entry stamp at a border crossing or airport, and must apply for temporary residence status within three months of arrival in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Embassy can provide assistance, but the host institution is responsible for sponsoring the grantee for the residence permit. Thus, it is imperative that all candidates secure a commitment by an academic or other institution to sponsor the candidate for temporary residence.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available.


2 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin in October through to June.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. in July as a condition of their grants.


Candidate Profile:

Applications are accepted from candidates at all degree levels, but preference is given to graduate students who are interested in international education and educational advising. Preference will also be given to applicants in the fields of education and English, as well as the humanities and social sciences, with a particular focus in American studies. Previous teaching experience is recommended. Applicants must be native English-speakers.

Grantees are expected to be extremely adaptable and flexible. Living conditions and infrastructure in Bosnia and Herzegovina are improving. However, grantees should recognize that the country is still undergoing significant changes and transitions, and that medical care and other services are not up to U.S. or Western standards.


Placement Type:

Grantees will be placed at a secondary school or university. Positions combine teaching at least 10 hours per week and additional time for educational advising. The educational advising responsibilities will include individual and group advising, and may include outreach. The remaining time will be reserved for an independent study/research project. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests, together with a feasible project. Details of study or research projects will be subject to direct communication between selected candidates and designated departments. This project should not conflict with assigned teaching and advising responsibilities.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's

Master's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required

Additional Information: Bosnian language proficiency is not required, but helpful. Some study of Bosnian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Students may be provided with funding to cover language instruction during their your grant period.


Visa Requirements:

U.S. grantees, as well as all accompanying dependents, regardless of age, must register with the local police within 24 hours of receiving an entry stamp at a border crossing or airport, and must apply for temporary residence status within three months of arrival in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Embassy can provide assistance, but the host institution is responsible for sponsoring the grantee for the residence permit.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available.


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.

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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.