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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

ETA grantees in Hungary have a double assignment: they teach 3 or 4 courses of English and American culture classes at a university with an American Studies program, and assist  the work of EducationUSA centers and American Corners in Hungary advising Hungarian students on studying in the U.S.

EducationUSA centers and American Corners serve over 9,000 Hungarian and international students each year in their search for US study and scholarship opportunities. ETA grantees help high school, undergraduate and graduate students by providing individual counseling, leading workshops (CV and essay writing, TOEFL/SAT/GRE test preparation), participating in EducationUSA outreach activities and in educational fairs, preparing e-newsletters, and providing information through various social media channels.

Grant Period
September Start

Grants will begin in September 2022 and will last through May 2023.

Grant Length: 9 months.

In-Country Orientation

The Hungarian Fulbright Commission provides a 4-day orientation program in Budapest at the beginning of September, which includes basic language and intercultural competency training. Attendance at the orientation course is expected.

Candidate Profile

Applications are welcome from students from the following fields: TEFL/applied linguistics; American literature; American history; American studies; Creative Writing; Folklore; Political Science; Social Studies; and/or graduate students interested in international education and educational advising. Previous teaching experience is highly recommended.

Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include well-thought-out and feasible project proposals. Details of assignments will be subject to direct communication between selected candidates and designated institutions. 

Accepted Degree Levels
Supplementary Project

In addition to teaching and advising activities, if an ETA grantee wishes to engage in an independent research or study project, they are welcome to do so. Approximately 12 hours per week will be reserved for such a project if needed.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Additional Information: Hungarian language proficiency is not a requirement in the candidate selection process. Some study of Hungarian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.

Housing Arrangements

Grantees are responsible for finding housing, but the Hungarian Fulbright Commission and/or their host university will assist.

Placement Type

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Two grants are available for a placement in either Budapest at one of the major universities and at the Fulbright Commission's EducationUSA Advising Center, or at a higher education institution outside of Budapest. Both placements include teaching 2 or 3 courses per week, as well as advising.


Dual citizens of this country are eligible

Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant

Country Overview

Hungary is a welcoming and safe country with rich cultural and educational traditions. The Hungarian higher education system is part of the European Higher Education Area. The country has many well-known universities with rapidly growing international connections, joint programs and many international students.

The academic year is from September to May. Semesters are typically four months in length. The second semester begins in February. Over 400 study programs in English and other languages are offered by Hungarian higher education institutions.

The Hungarian Fulbright Commission organizes an extensive orientation program for U.S. grantees. All through the grant period, grantees are regularly invited to participate in cultural enrichment programs, visits and conferences. These programs offer interesting insights into Hungarian culture, different institutions, and also foster team spirit among grantees.

The Fulbright Commission gives grantees thorough assistance in obtaining visa/residence permit for the duration of their grant in Hungary.

Dependent support is available
Placement Locations

Capital City

One placement will be in Budapest at the Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center and a university with an American Studies program. The second ETA grantee will be placed at a university outside of Budapest in one of the regional cities where they can teach English and American culture and can assist the work of one of the American Corners in Hungary.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact