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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 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, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, 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.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.

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 7 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. 

FPA

U.S. Professor/Administrator

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor or administrator at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

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 2022-2023 Competition is now closed. The 2023-2024 competition will open in April 2022. Please check back.

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

Placement Type

Placement Locations

Teaching Commitment per week

Host Country Language Requirements

Burma
4 Grants

University

 

20-25 hours (including preparation)

None required

Cambodia
4 Grants
Secondary School Capital city  

None required

Indonesia
35 Grants

Secondary School

Rural areas

20-25 hours

None required

Laos
12 Grants

Secondary School or University

Capital city

20 hours

None required

Mongolia
6 Grants

University

Capital or regional city

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

None required

South Korea
80 Grants

Primary and Secondary School

Rural areas, regional cities, capital city

22 hours

None required

Taiwan
147 Grants

Primary through Secondary School, Other Educational/ Community Institution

Rural cities or capital city

35 hours

None required

Thailand
15 Grants

Primary through Secondary School

Regional cities and town

20 hours

None required

Timor-Leste
4 Grants

University

Capital city or rural

35-40 hours

None required

Vietnam
20 Grants

Secondary School, and University, Teacher Training, or Other Educational/ Community Institution

Regional Cities

30 hours

None required

 

Europe

Country

Placement Type

Host Placements

Teaching Commitment per week

Host Country Language Requirements

Andorra
5 Grants

Secondary School and Vocational/ Technical School

Regional cities

 

Recommended - Intermediate

Armenia
3 Grants

Secondary School, University, or Other Educational/ Community Institution

Capital city

 

Recommended - Novice

Azerbaijan
4 Grants

University, Vocational/ Technical School, Teacher Training, or Other Educational/ Community Institution

Capital city

 

Recommended - Novice

Belarus
4 Grants

University

Regional cities

16-20 hours

Required - Intermediate

Belgium
6 Grants

Secondary School, University, or Other Educational/ Community Institution

Regional cities

12 hours

Recommended - Novice

Bosnia/Herzegovina
2 Grants

Secondary School or University

 

10 hours

None required

Bulgaria
30 Grants

Secondary School

Regional cities

15-20 hours classroom

None required

Croatia
2 Grants

University

Capital city and regional cities

 

None required

Cyprus
4 Grants

Primary through Secondary School or University

Regional cities or rural areas

25 hours classroom

None required

Czech Republic
30 Grants

Secondary School

Rural areas

20 hours

None required

Estonia
2 Grants

Middle School, Secondary School, Vocational/ Technical School, or University

Regional cities

 

None required

France
10 Grants

Secondary School

Regional cities

12 hours

Required - Intermediate

Georgia
6 Grants

University

Regional cities

 

Recommended - Novice

Germany
140 Grants

Primary through Secondary School

Rural areas, regional cities, capital city

12 hours

Required- Intermediate

Greece
13 Grants

Primary through Secondary School

Capital city

 

None required

Greenland
4 Grants

Secondary School or University

Regional cities

 

None required

Hungary
3 Grants

University

Capital city, regional cities

 

None required

Italy
10 Grants

Secondary School

Southern Italy

16 hours

Recommended - Novice

Kosovo
4 Grants

University

Regional cities

 

None required

Latvia
4 Grants

Middle School, Secondary School, University, or Other Educational/ Community Institution

Regional cities

 

None required

Lithuania
2 Grants

Middle School or Secondary School

Regional cities

 

None required

Luxembourg
4 Grants

Middle School, Secondary School, or University

Regional cities

12 hours

Recommended - Novice

Malta
2 Grants

Primary through Secondary School, University, or Other Educational/ Community Institution

 

12-16 hours

None required

Moldova
3 Grants

University or Vocational/ Technical School

Regional cities

 

Recommended - Novice

Montenegro
2 Grants

Secondary School or University

Capital city or regional cities

 

None Required

Netherlands
10 Grants

Primary through Secondary School, University, or Vocational Training Schools

Regional cities

20-24 hours classroom

None Required

North Macedonia
3 Grants

Primary School, Secondary School, or University

Regional cities

 

None Required

Norway
4 Grants

Secondary School or University

Regional cities or rural areas

 

None required

Poland
10 Grants

University

Regional cities

18 hours

None required

Portugal
6 Grants

University

Regional cities

16 hours

Required - Intermediate

Romania
8 Grants

University

Capital or Regional cities

18 hours

None required

Russia
25 Grants

University

Regional cities

18-24 hours

Required - Intermediate

Serbia
2 Grants

All Levels

Capital city or Regional cities

 

None required

Slovak Republic
8 Grants

Secondary School

Regional cities or rural areas

15-18 hours

None required

Spain
158 Grants

Primary through Secondary School, Vocational/ Technical School, or University

Rural areas, or regional cities

16 hours

Required - Intermediate

Turkey
20 Grants

University

Regional cities

21 hours

None required

Ukraine
6 Grants

University

Regional cities

 

Recommended - Novice

 


Middle East & North Africa

Country

Placement Type

Host Placements

Teaching Commitment per week

Host Country Language Requirements

Algeria
4 Grants

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Capital city

20 hours classroom

Recommended

Bahrain
2 Grants

University/Vocational School

 

25 hours

None required

Israel
6 Grants

University

Regional cities

20 hours

None required

Jordan
8 Grants

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

Regional cities

20 hours

Recommended

Morocco
10 Grants

University

Regional cities, capital city

< 20 hours

Recommended

Palestinian Territories (West Bank)
4 Grants

Other Educational Institution

Regional cities

20 hours

Recommended

Saudi Arabia
2 Grants

University/Post-Secondary Institution

 

25 hours

None required

 

South & Central Asia

Country

Placement Type

Host Placements

Teaching Commitment per week

Host Country Language Requirements

Kazakhstan
15 Grants

University

Regional cities

20 hours

Recommended - Novice

Kyrgyzstan
4 Grants

Secondary School or University

Regional cities

20 hours

Recommended - Novice

Nepal
4 Grants

Primary through Secondary School

Rural areas

 

None required

Tajikistan
7 Grants

Other Educational/ Community Institution

Capital city or rural areas

20 hours classroom

Recommended - Novice

Uzbekistan
16 Grants

Secondary School, Teacher Training, or University

Regional cities

30 hours

Recommended - Novice

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Country

Placement Type

Host Placements

Teaching Commitment per week

Host Country Language Requirements

Benin
2* Grants

Secondary School or University

Regional cities

20 hours

Recommended - Intermediate

Botswana
3* Grants

Elementary through Secondary School, and Vocational/Technical School

Rural areas

20 hours

Recommended -
Novice

Cote d'Ivoire
5* Grants

Secondary School or University

Regional cities

20 hours

Recommended - Intermediate

Kenya
4* Grants

Secondary School or and University

Regional cities

25 hours

None required

Madagascar
2* Grants

Secondary School

Capital city

20 hours

Recommended - Intermediate

Rwanda
3* Grants

University

Capital city or regional cities

20 hours

None Required

Senegal
6* Grants

Middle School or Secondary Schools

Capital city or regional cities

20 hours

Recommended- Intermediate

South Africa
4* Grants

Secondary School or University

Regional cities

20 hours

None required

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

Western Hemisphere

Country

Placement Type

Host Placements

Teaching Commitment per week

Host Country Language Requirements

Argentina
20 Grants

University

Regional cities

20 hours

Required - Intermediate

Brazil
40 Grants

Secondary School or University

Rural areas

30 hours

Required - Intermediate

Colombia
80 Grants

University

Regional cities, capital city

30 hours

Required - Intermediate

Costa Rica
2 Grants

Secondary School or University

Rural areas

 

Required - Intermediate

Ecuador
2 Grants

Middle School, Secondary School, or University/Post-Secondary Institution

Regional cities or rural areas

25 hours

Required - Intermediate

Guatemala
2 Grants

University

Capital city

20 hours

Required - Intermediate

Honduras
2 Grant

University or Other Educational/ Community Institution

Capital city

20-25 hours

Required - Intermediate

Mexico
54 Grants

Primary through Secondary School, Vocational/ Technical School, Teacher Training, or University

Regional cities

20-25 hours

Required - Advanced

Panama
2 Grants

Primary through Secondary School, Other Educational/ Community Institution, or University

Regional cities or rural areas

25 hours

Required - Intermediate

Paraguay
2 Grants

Other Educational/ Community Institution or University

Capital city

25 hours

Required - Intermediate

Peru
5 Grants

University

Regional cities or rural areas

20-25 hours

Required - Advanced

Uruguay
6 Grants

Primary through Secondary School, Vocational/ Technical School, Teacher Training, or University

Regional cities, capital city, or rural areas

20-25 hours

Required - Intermediate

*BNC - Binational Center for Language Training and Advising