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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.


1 English Teaching Assistant Award

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

The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place Fulbrighters in university level classrooms to provide assistance to the local English language professors. ETAs help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the United States. ETAs will interact with undergraduate level students. Croatian Ministry of Science and Education makes the final decisions on the ETAs placement in Croatia.

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
Fall Start

Grants will begin in October. 

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.

In-Country orientation will be held in late September or early-October, and should plan arrival accordingly.

Candidate Profile

Well-rounded, articulate candidates at all degree levels with an interest in international education and the initiative to teach conversational English at all levels will be considered. Undergraduate degrees in the humanities and the social sciences, with a focus on English, American studies, or Education, are preferred. Successful candidates will assist in English teaching, presenting on American culture, and advising on educational opportunities in the U.S. to local citizens. Previous teaching experience is not required, but is helpful. Successful candidates must be articulate, fluent English speakers.


Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
3 Months
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Croatian language proficiency is not required, but helpful. Some study of Croatian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Funding may become available to cover language instruction during grant period.

Placement Type
  • University/Post-Secondary Institution

ETAs will assist in teaching under the supervision of an experienced English instructor and will serve as a resource for conversation, vocabulary, and reading and writing courses. Grantees may also be involved with some educational advising, outreach, or community activities.

ETAs should be prepared to dedicate about 25 hours per week to prepare for and offer English language teaching, to include small group tutorials, organizing extra-curricular language-learning activities, and teaching curricular components. 

Placement Locations
  • Capital City
  • Regional City

Placement could be in the capital or a regional city with a public university.

Supplementary Project

We highly recommend engagement in the local community. Grantees are expected to engage in other activities related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. This may be an independent study/research project or other activity that will not conflict with assigned assistant-teaching and advising responsibilities. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary projects in their Statements of Grant Purpose. ETAs should expect to commit a minimum of 4 hours/month on community engagement activities. 

Housing Arrangements

ETAs will have to arrange their own housing.

Dependent financial support is NOT available
Visa Requirements

First Residence Permit: The Croatian government passed a new law for foreigners similar to residency and entry laws for European Union member states. The law stipulates that foreign citizens planning to stay in Croatia longer than 90 days must apply for the First Residence Permit (for a period covering their entire stay in Croatia). For detailed instructions on the procedure and required documents please refer to the Handbook for Fulbright Grantees in Croatia that will be provided to all grantees as part of pre-departure materials.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Nina Vranesevic Marinic or Vanja Ratkovic: