Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Slovak Republic

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2 Fulbright Study/Research Grants


Knowledge of Slovak is essential to successfully complete study or research in fields such as Slovak literature, language, history, anthropology, political science, etc. Slovak language summer school in the Slovak Republic can be arranged for those applicants whose projects require high Slovak language proficiency.

Grant period:

9 months. The grant period starts with the beginning of the academic year at the host institution, usually October. Participation in the orientation program (third week of September) and in the mid-year conference (beginning of February) organized by the Fulbright Commission is mandatory.

Candidate profile:

Master’s and Ph.D. students are preferred. Applicants should demonstrate substantial experience in the proposed field of study or research.


Candidates are responsible for identifying the host institution. Candidates applying for independent research must include correspondence relating to the feasibility of the project at the proposed host institution. Applicants in the creative and performing arts must submit a letter of support from their prospective host or tutor. There are comparable opportunities for study, independent study or research at all Slovak institutions of higher education in and outside Bratislava, including Nitra, Žilina, Košice, Prešov, Banská Bystrica (http://www.uspages.fulbright.sk) and at the institutions of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (www.savba.sk). The Fulbright Commission can assist in establishing appropriate contacts, if needed.


The grant is increased by US$100 per month for one accompanying dependent; by US$200 per month for two or more accompanying dependents.

8 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships


Candidates must be articulate native English-speakers. Knowledge of the Slovak language is not required, but may be an advantage.

Grant period:

10 months. The grant period starts with the beginning of the academic year at the respective host secondary institution. Participation in the orientation program (third week of September) and in the mid-year conference (beginning of February) organized by the Fulbright Commission is mandatory.

Candidate profile:

Applications are welcome from graduating seniors and young professionals interested in teaching English language and American Studies at Slovak secondary schools. Especially desirable are candidates with degrees in English, history, American literature, or TEFL/applied linguistics and/or experience in teaching and/or coursework in American Studies. Other fields will be considered if combined with teaching experience or an education program.

Nature of assignment:

Grantees will be placed as English Teaching Assistants corresponding to their qualifications and experience. Details of assignments will develop from direct communication between selected candidates and designated host institutions based on the academic profile of the selected candidate, the school’s needs, and the grantee’s possible research or study interests. The Fulbright Commission will assist with the arrangements. Positions will require teaching up to 15 hours per week.


No dependent support is available.

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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.


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.



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.