Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Slovak Republic

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2 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant Period:

9 months.

Beginning in mid-September through to mid-June. Attendance is required for an Orientation program (third week of September) and for the mid-year conference (beginning of February) organized by the Fulbright Commission.

Candidate profile:

Advanced graduate students capable of working independently are preferred. Applicants should demonstrate substantial experience in the proposed field of research or study.

Accepted Degree Level:



Foreign Language Proficiency :

Strongly Recommended 

Level: Intermediate.

2 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant.

Additional Information: Knowledge of Slovak language is required to successfully complete study or research plans 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.

Fulbright Proposal Type:

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Applicants must submit a letter(s) of affiliation from their prospective tutor or host institution, which demonstrate evidence of consultations with relevant Slovak scholars regarding the feasibility of their proposed projects and the availability of related resources.  The Fulbright Commission can assist in establishing contacts, if needed.  There are also comparable opportunities for study or independent study at all Slovak institutions of higher education outside of Bratislava, including Nitra, Žilina, Košice, Prešov, Banská Bystrica (http://www.uspages.fulbright.sk).

8 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Grant Period:

10 months, September 1 through June 30.

The grant period will start in line with the academic year at the respective host institution. Attendance is required for an orientation program (third week of September) and for the mid-year conference (beginning of February) organized by the Fulbright Commission.

Candidate Profile:

Applications are welcome from graduating seniors and young professionals who are interested in teaching English language, American Studies, American literature or TEFL/Applied Linguistics, arts, political science and international education. Previous teaching experience is welcomed. Positions require teaching approximately 15-18 hours per week

Placement Type:

Grantees will be placed as English Teaching Assistants at Slovak secondary schools 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.

Accepted Degree Level:



Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not required.

Additional Information: Slovak language proficiency is not required, but is an advantage. Some study of Slovak prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Candidates must be articulate native English-speakers.

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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.