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 are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

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 are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar 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 the 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. 

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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. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar or Student Program.

English Teaching Assistant Programs

The 2019-2020 Competition is now closed.

The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETAs 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 ETA Programs can apply to only one country. Consult the table below for details on specific country requirements and numbers of awards.

 

East Asia-Pacific

Country

# of Grants

Placement Type

Placement Locations

Teaching Commitment per week

Host Country Language Requirements

Hong Kong

2

University

Hong Kong

40 hours (including preparation)

None required

Indonesia

35

Secondary School

Rural areas, regional cities

25 hours

None required

Korea

80

Primary and Secondary School

Rural areas, regional cities, capital city

22 hours

None required

Laos

12

University

Regional cities

20 hours

None required

Macau

8

University

Macau

40 hours (including preparation)

None required

Malaysia

100

Secondary School

Rural areas, small cities

30-35 hours

None required

Mongolia

6

University

Capital city

16-20 hours classroom, 8-10 hours preparation, 6-8 hours extracurricular

None required

Taiwan

109

Primary and Middle School

Rural areas, small cities

35 hours (with 20 hours classroom)

None required

Thailand

15

Primary through Secondary School

Regional cities and town

16-18 hours, plus preparation and extracurricular activities

None required

Timor-Leste

2

Secondary School and University

University placement in capital city; secondary school placement in rural area

30 hours classroom, 5-10 extracurricular activities

None required

Vietnam

15

Secondary School and University

Rural areas

30 hours

None required

 

Europe

Country

# of Grants

Placement Type

Host Placements

Teaching Commitment per week

Host Country Language Requirements

Andorra

5

High School

 

 

Recommended - Intermediate

Armenia

2

Primarily University

 

 

Recommended - Novice

Azerbaijan

4

Primarily University

Capital city, regional cities

 

Recommended - Novice

Belarus

4

Primarily University

 

 

Required - Intermediate

Belgium

4

Primarily University

Regional cities

12 hours classroom

Recommended - Novice

Bosnia/Herzegovina

2

University or High Schools

 

10 hours classroom, plus educational advising

None required

Bulgaria

30

High Schools

Regional cities

15-20 hours classroom

None required

Croatia

2

University

 

 

None required

Cyprus

2

All Levels

 

25 hours classroom

None required

Czech Republic

30

High Schools

Rural areas, regional cities

< 20 hours

None required

Estonia

2

All Levels

 

 

None required

France

10

High Schools

Capital area

12 hours classroom, plus 20 hours educational advising

Required - Intermediate

Georgia

4

University

 

 

Recommended - Novice

Germany

140

Primary through High Schools

Rural areas, regional cities, capital city

< 20 hours

Conversational

Greece

13

Primary through High Schools

 

 

None required

Greenland

2

High School or University

Capital city

 

None required

Hungary

4

University

Capital city, regional cities

 

None required

Italy

10

High Schools

Southern Italy

< 20 hours

Recommended - Novice

Kosovo

4

Middle or High Schools

Regional cities

 

None required

Latvia

3

All Levels

Regional cities

 

None required

Lithuania

2

All Levels

Regional cities

 

None required

Luxembourg

4

High School and University

Regional cities

12 hours

Recommended - Novice

Macedonia

2

All Levels

 

 

None required

Malta

2

All Levels

 

12-16 hours classroom

None required

Moldova

3

Primarily University

Regional cities

 

Recommended - Novice

Montenegro

2

High Schools or University

 

 

None Required

Netherlands

12

Secondary and Vocational Training Schools

Regional cities

20-24 hours classroom

None Required

Norway

3

High Schools and University

Regional cities

 

None required

Poland

10

University

Regional cities

14 hours classroom, 4 educational advising

None required

Portugal

3

University

Regional cities

 

Recommended - Intermediate

Romania

10

University

Regional cities

12 hours classroom, plus educational advising

None required

Russia

25

University

Regional cities

20 hours

Required - Intermediate

Serbia

2

All Levels

Regional cities

 

None required

Slovak Republic

8

High Schools

 

 

None required

Spain

185

All Levels

Rural areas, regional cities, capital city

< 20 hours

Required - Intermediate

Turkey

20

University

Capital city

21 hours classroom, plus preparation and extracurricular activities

None required

Ukraine

4

University

Regional cities

 

Recommended - Novice

 


Middle East & North Africa

Country

# of Grants

Placement Type

Host Placements

Teaching Commitment per week

Host Country Language Requirements

Algeria

2

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Capital city

20 hours classroom

Recommended

Bahrain

2

University/Vocational School

 

25 hours

Recommended

Israel

6

University

Regional cities

20 hours

Recommended

Jordan

10

High Schools, Universities; Technical Schools; UN-affiliated teaching institutions

Regional cities

20 hours

Recommended

Morocco

12

University

Regional cities, capital city

< 20 hours

Recommended

Saudi Arabia

2

University/Post-Secondary Institution

 

25 hours

None required

West Bank

4

Other Educational Institution

Regional cities

20 hours

Recommended

 

South & Central Asia

Country

# of Grants

Placement Type

Host Placements

Teaching Commitment per week

Host Country Language Requirements

India

25

Middle and High School

Regional cities

 

None required

Kazakhstan

15

High School or University

Regional cities

20 hours

Recommended

Kyrgyzstan

3

High School

Rural areas, regional cities

20 hours

Recommended

Nepal

4

Primary through High School

Rural areas

 

None required

Sri Lanka

5

All Levels

Rural areas, regional cities

30-40 hours

Preferred

Tajikistan

3

High School

Rural areas

20 hours classroom, plus 5 hours educational advising

Recommended

Uzbekistan

10

University

Rural areas

20 hours, plus 5 hours educational advising

Recommended

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Country

# of Grants

Placement Type

Host Placements

Teaching Commitment per week

Host Country Language Requirements

Benin

2*

High School and University

 

20 hours

Recommended

Cote d'Ivoire

5*

High School and University

 

20 hours

Recommended

Kenya

4*

High School and University

Rural areas, regional cities

25 hours classroom, plus preparation, and 5-10 hours extracurricular activities

None required (although Swahili might be useful)

Rwanda

3*

Technical College and University

 

20 hours

Not Required (although French and/or Kinyarwanda might be useful)

Senegal

6*

Middle and Secondary Schools

 

20 hours

Recommended

South Africa

10*

Secondary Schools

Regional cities, capital city

25 hours

None required

*These are estimates based on previous years’ numbers, and are subject to change.

Western Hemisphere

Country

# of Grants

Placement Type

Host Placements

Teaching Commitment per week

Host Country Language Requirements

Argentina

17

Teacher-Training Colleges; University

Regional cities

20 hours

Required - Intermediate

Brazil

80

Teacher-Training Institutes at Public and Private Universities

Rural areas, regional cities, capital city

30 hours

Required - Intermediate

Colombia

80

University

Regional cities, capital city

>25 hours

Required - Intermediate

Costa Rica

2

University; High School; BNC

Regional cities

 

Required - Intermediate

Ecuador

5

Middle School; Secondary School; University/Post-Secondary Institution

 

Regional cities

20 hours

Required - Intermediate

Guatemala

2

University

Rural areas, regional cities

20 hours

Required - Intermediate

Honduras

1

University; High School; BNC

 

20-25 hours

Required - Intermediate

Mexico

54

Teacher-Training Institutes; High School; University

Rural areas, regional cities, capital city

25 hours

Required - Advanced

Panama

2

University

Rural areas, regional cities, capital city

 

Required - Intermediate

Paraguay

2

Other educational institution

Capital city

25 hours

Required - Intermediate

Peru

6

Teacher-Training Institutes; BNCs; University

Regional cities, capital city

25 hours

Required - Intermediate

Uruguay

6

All Levels; Primary/Secondary Schools; Teacher-Training Institutes

Regional cities, capital city

20-25 hours

Required - Intermediate

*BNC - Binational Center for Language Training and Advising