2 English Teaching Assistant Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
Grant Length9 Months
ETA grantees in Hungary have a double assignment: they teach two to four 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.
ETA grantees work to improve their students' English language skills and teach them about different aspects of the United States' culture. They are responsible for developing their own lesson plans and managing their own classrooms.
EducationUSA centers and American Corners serve over 9,000 Hungarian and international students each year in their search for U.S. 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. ETA grantees are also encouraged to do volunteering activities in their placement communities.
Grants will begin in September 2024 and will last through May 2025.
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, and sightseeing tours. Attendance at the orientation course is expected.
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 of a minimum of two years of formal classroom teaching experience is required.
Applicants should be mature, resourceful, flexible, and should be willing to engage in extracurricular activities. Social media competency preferred.
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
Foreign Language Proficiency
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.
- 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 two to four courses per week, as well as advising.
- Capital City
- Regional 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.
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. They can also pursue activities related to their personal and educational interest such as engaging in volunteer activities, taking classes of their own interest, or developing a new skill.
Grantees are responsible for finding housing, but the Hungarian Fulbright Commission and/or their host university will assist.
To be considered an accompanying dependent, the individual must be a spouse or a close relative (child, parent) who is financially dependent on the grantee and spends at least 80% of the grant period with the grantee abroad.
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.
Cost of living in Hungary is on average about 40% lower than in the United States.
The Fulbright Commission gives grantees thorough assistance in finding housing and obtaining visa/residence permit for the duration of their grant in Hungary.
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Additional Online Resources
What did you achieve thanks to Fulbright? video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW552yktR-Y
Who Is a Great Fulbright Applicant? video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPDGUt9RBNg
Fulbright Hungary Family video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZCuNPaQ08Y
American Corners in Hungary: https://hu.usembassy.gov/education-culture/american-spaces/
30 Years of Fulbright Hungary video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsvJYul4i94