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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.If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. college or university, you will apply through that institution, even if you are not currently a resident there. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

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 Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants 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.


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.


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

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 Program or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.


3 English Teaching Assistant Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
Grant Period
September Start
Grant Length
9 Months
Award Type
English Teaching Assistant
Award Profile

The Fulbright Program in Armenia aims to enhance educational and cultural ties between the United States and Armenia. U.S. Fulbright ETAs play a pivotal role by contributing to English language instruction and serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. Typically assigned to universities, educational institutions, and local educational organizations, the ETAs focus on advancing English language teaching in Armenia. ETAs are expected to collaborate with local teachers, co-teaching, leading discussions with students to enhance their speaking skills, or co-teaching foundational writing classes. Post may identify additional engagements based on the ETAs' backgrounds.

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
September Start

Grants will begin in September 2025 and end in June 2026.

Grant Length: 9 months.

Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant.  The event is organized by IIE, virtual or in-person.

The U.S. Embassy will arrange an in-country orientation with the participation of the embassy section representatives that will be relevant to the grantees' stay in the country.

Candidate Profile

Well-rounded, articulate graduating seniors or recent graduates with an interest in international education and the initiative to teach conversational English at all levels will be considered. Degrees in the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on English, American studies, or education, are highly preferred. Successful candidates will not just be teaching English, but explaining the United States to local citizens who have little contextual understanding of America. Previous teaching experience is preferred. Successful candidates must be articulate, fluent English speakers and very self-directed.

What is life like for Fulbrighters in the host country?

The U.S. Fulbright Students are normally placed in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. Many foreigners comment that Yerevan reminds them of a small-sized European city, with a population of around one million. There is enough downtown housing and many outdoor cafes, which stay open between mid-May to late October. There are several supermarkets where you can shop for food and housing amenities. There are also several malls in the city for clothing and other necessities. The cultural life is vibrant; Yerevan is home to several international festivals in film, documentaries, music, and theater; and in general, has a thriving performing arts scene. One of the fast-growing areas is the IT sector. Located in the heart of Armenia, Yerevan's location allows for regional travel both to the north and south. While many younger people understand and speak English, Russian is understood more widely.

Armenia is a safe and hospitable country. Crime is relatively low, and violent crime is sporadic. Vehicle break-ins and theft are the most common crimes. Armenia may have earthquakes and landslides. Land borders with Turkey and Azerbaijan remain closed and are patrolled by armed troops. There are ongoing tensions on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, some bordering areas in the country have increased risk after the recent hostilities.

The U.S. Fulbright Students will have to register in the Department of State STEP program. The embassy will organize an orientation meeting with the U.S. Embassy security and consular officers in September. The U.S. Fulbright Students will be in touch with the Public Engagement Specialist to receive guidance and clarifications on safety and security issues/questions. We recommend all applicants read the State Department's page on traveling to Armenia here:

Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
3 Months
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Degree Level of Applicant
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
Foreign Language Proficiency
Recommended - Novice

Knowledge of Armenian or Russian is helpful, but not expected.

Placement Type
  • Middle School
  • Secondary School
  • University/Post-Secondary Institution
  • Other Educational/Community Institution

The U.S. Embassy primarily focuses on placements at universities. ETAs are expected to commit to around 10-14 hours of teaching per week.  In addition to this, ETAs are expected to engage in additional projects on the top of teaching hours at their host institution depending on degree and background. The U.S. Embassy may be closely involved in assigning the additional engagements. 


Placement Locations
  • Capital City
Supplementary Project

Post hosts a vibrant English Access afterschool program for students from rural communities and seeks ETAs who are willing to actively participate and support the program through various activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, visits to the afterschool program to discuss the United States, the development of materials, and other related initiatives. Post will collaborate directly with the ETA to engage them, either regularly or more sporadically, in such activities. Furthermore, ETAs may propose project ideas that contribute to a deeper understanding of the local culture and society. Such projects are seen as valuable opportunities to enhance the ETAs' understanding of the community while enriching the sharing of U.S. culture with the local audience.

Award Benefits
  • A stipend broadly based on the cost of living in the host country. These funds may be used by the grantee to support housing, meals, and incidental costs during the grant period.
  • International travel benefits
  • Accident & sickness health benefits
  • 24/7 mental health support line for urgent and non-urgent situations
  • 12 months of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status within the federal government
  • English language teaching preparatory course
Stipend Amount

This is an estimated amount and is subject to change. The financial terms of the grant will be confirmed in the grant document issued after selection.

2300 monthly stipend amount in
$ [US Dollar]
One-Time Allowances

This is an estimated amount and is subject to change. The financial terms of the grant will be confirmed in the grant document issued after selection.

4600 in
$ [US Dollar]
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Housing allowance (separate from living stipend)
  • Research/Materials allowance
  • Settling in allowance
  • Local transportation allowance

Real estate companies typically charge a one-time fee, which is 50% of the rent amount, for their services. 

Additional Grant Benefits
  • Diplomatic pouch
Estimated Cost of Living

Consider using cost of living comparison websites to gain a better understanding of the potential costs in your host country.

Estimated cost of living would include the following categories (monthly): 

Living costs: $1,000

Housing: $1,200-1,500 (including utilities; note, the utilities are paid by the tenant and not included in the negotiated rent amount.)

In-country transportation: $300

Dependent financial support is NOT available
Housing Arrangements

Grantees will be expected to arrange their housing. If requested the U.S. Embassy can provide additional guidance.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Hasmik Mikayelyan: