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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.


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 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.


2 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
September Start
Award Profile

Teaching assistant activities may include: 1) serving as a resource person in conversation groups; 2) providing small group tutorials; 3) assisting students with reading and written English; 4) giving presentations related to American studies in English classes and to school/civic organizations; 5) preparing and organizing American culture-related activities, including movie nights and holiday celebrations; 6) starting and running English language clubs; 7) educational community activities in cooperation with the Embassy; and 8) other tasks developed in cooperation with the Embassy and/or the host institution. 

Grant Period
September Start

The grant period is from September 2022 to June 2023.

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.

An in-country orientation is arranged by the Embassy for all grantees upon arrival to Estonia. 

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate would be someone self-driven with a strong commitment to community service. Well qualified candidates who possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline will be considered. Anyone with experience in mentoring, teaching, or working with youth will be strongly considered.  

Previous teaching experience and/or TESL/TESOL certification is not required but is helpful. Applicants must be fluent English speakers. In addition, the ETA program in Estonia has a research and community service component, and close collaboration with U.S. Embassy run programs and initiatives is expected. 

Accepted Degree Levels
Supplementary Project

An additional six hours per week will be reserved for an independent study/research project or other activity related to the grantee's personal, career, and/or educational interests. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include well-thought-out and feasible projects. These projects should not conflict with assigned teaching and advising responsibilities.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Additional Information: Language proficiency is not required, but is encouraged.

Russian is spoken in certain regions.

Housing Arrangements

Candidates are expeted to arrange their own housing with the help of host institutions. Limited assistance is available by PAS staff.

Placement Type

Middle School

Secondary School

Vocational/Technical School

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Other Educational/Community Institution

Grantees may be placed in universities, schools, or other venues where English language instruction is needed. Applicants may indicate a host institution preference but the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy will seek the most appropriate placements. Grantees will likely be placed outside the capital.   

Grantees will assist an experienced English language instructor and will serve as a resource for conversation, vocabulary, and reading and writing courses. Grantees may also be involved with some educational advising and outreach. Grantee hours and responsibilities will be discussed with the PAS and finalized prior to or upon arrival to Estonia. 


Dual citizens of this country are not eligible

Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant

Visa Requirements

To obtain legal residency in Estonia, all candidates need to be ready to secure a D-type visa through the Estonian Embassy prior to embarking on the program in Estonia. The application needs to be coordinated with the Embassy and the host institution in Estonia to obtain necessary paperwork on behalf of the hosts. 

Dependent support is not available
Placement Locations

Regional City

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