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.

Asia
Country # of Grants 2014-15 # of Applicants 2013-14 Placement Possibilities Host Country Language Recommendations
Bangladesh 6 10 High School or University Preferred
India 15 126 Middle and High School None required
Indonesia 35 134 High School None required
Kazakhstan 2 11 High School or University Preferred
Korea 80 253 Primary through High School None required
Kyrgyz Republic 2 5 High School Preferred
Laos 6 61 University Preferred
Macau 8 42 University None required
Malaysia 100 155 Primary through High School None required
Mongolia 7 35 University None required
Nepal 6 56 Primary through High School None required
Sri Lanka 5 19 All Levels Preferred
Taiwan 47 168 Elementary and Middle School None required
Tajikistan 4 8 High School None required
Thailand 20 108 Primary through High School None required
Vietnam 10 66 University None required
Europe
Country

# of Grants-2014-15

# of Applicants 2013-14

Placement Possibilities Host Country Language Recommendations
Andorra 5 23 High School Preferred
Armenia 2 11 Primarily University Preferred
Azerbaijan 3 9 Primarily University Preferred
Belarus 2 7 Primarily University Preferred
Belgium 2 31 University Proficiency
Bosnia/Herzegovina 2 18 University or High Schools None required
Bulgaria 20 48 High Schools and University Preferred
Croatia 2 21 University and High Schools None
Cyprus 3 20 All Levels None
Czech Republic 4 34 University and High Schools Preferred
France1 56 182 High Schools Conversational
Georgia 4 11 All Levels Preferred
Germany 140 392 Primary through High School Conversational
Greece 13 46 Primary through High Schools Preferred
Hungary 2 10 University None required
Italy 3 77 Primary through High Schools Conversational
Kosovo 2 7 Middle or High Schools Preferred
Latvia 2 22 All Levels Helpful
Luxembourg 2 14 High School and University Proficiency
Macedonia 2 6 All Levels Preferred
Malta 2 45 All Levels None required
Moldova 2 2 University Preferred
Montenegro 1 14 University None Required
Norway 2 51 High Schools or University None required
Poland 15 91 University None required
Portugal 2 32 University Preferred
Romania 2 17 University None required
Russia 25 114 University Basic Skills
Serbia 1 6 All Levels Preferred
Slovak Republic 8 42 High Schools None required
Spain 51 397 High Schools Proficiency
Turkey 80 240 University None required
Ukraine 2 15 University None required
1 Includes French Government Teaching Assistantships awarded through the French Ministry of Education.
Middle East & North Africa
Country

# of Grants 2014-15

# of Applicants 2013-14

Placement Possibilities Host Country Language Recommendations
Bahrain

2

18

University/Vocational School Recommended
Jordan

10

67

Educational and Professional Institutions Preferred
Morocco

10

93

University Preferred
Sub-Saharan Africa
Country # of Grants-2014-15 # of Applicants 2013-14 Placement Possibilities Host Country Language Recommendations
Rwanda 3 38 Technical College and University None
Kenya 3 26 High School and University Working Knowledge
Senegal 2 33 University None
South Africa 10 98 High School and University None
Western Hemisphere
Country # of Grants-2014-15 # of Applicants 2013-14 Placement Possibilities Host Country Language Recommendations
Argentina 15 130 Teacher-Training Colleges Proficiency
Brazil 120 169 Teacher-Training Institutes; BNCs* Proficiency
Colombia 30 180 University Proficiency
Costa Rica 2 28 University Proficiency
Dominican Republic 2 22 University Proficiency
Ecuador 3 52 University Proficiency
Guatemala 2 20 All Levels Proficiency
Mexico 19 58 All Levels;Teacher-Training Institutes Proficiency
Panama 2 7 University Proficiency
Peru 5 32 Teacher-Training Institutes;BNCs Proficiency
Venezuela 4 20 BNCs*; University Proficiency
*BNC - Binational Center for Language Training and Advising

 

ETA Fact Sheet (PDF)

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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.

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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.