Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Slovak Republic

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8 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
10 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Grant Period

10 Months

10 months, September 1 through June 30.

The grant period will start in agreement with the host institution and with the academic year at the respective host institution.

The Fulbright Commission organizes a mandatory 4-day orientation program in mid-September that includes training on methodology and strategies in teaching English at Slovak secondary schools and a mid-year conference at the end of January.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

Applications are welcome from graduating seniors and young professionals who are interested in teaching TEFL/Applied Linguistics,  American studies, American literature, arts, political science and international education. Previous teaching experience is welcomed. Graduates in STEM sciences with teaching experience will be also considered. Positions require teaching approximately 15-18 hours per week.

Accepted Degree Levels




Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

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

Placement Type

Secondary School

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.


Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website


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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.

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



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.