3 English Teaching Assistant Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length9 Months
The Fulbright Commission in Brussels offers 3 English Teaching Assistant Awards to Luxembourg per year. Assistants are expected to have about 12 contact hours per week with students; activities vary depending on the needs of the students and host institution teachers, and these 12 contact hours do not include prep time for work in front of the classroom. Assistants may be able to enroll in limited courses, including language courses, upon agreement with the host institution on arrival.
Grantees in this award are expected to receive €1,600/month to cover living expenses along with a one-time travel stipend currently set at €1,500 to cover the cost of round-trip flights to/from Luxembourg, the costs of applying for the AST (visa) and the residence permit process once in the country, and other miscellaneous requirements linked to the grant. These amounts are subject to change and are only confirmed once successful candidates have signed their Terms of Award with the Fulbright Commission in Brussels.
The standard grant is for a duration of nine months. Grants will follow the academic calendar, beginning in mid-September 2024 and concluding in mid-June 2025.
Prior to departure from the U.S., the Fulbright Commission will organize a virtual pre-departure orientation for Fulbright grantees to Belgium and Luxembourg. Upon arrival in September, grantees will be required to attend an in-country orientation with the Fulbright Commission in Brussels, Belgium, and will be invited to additional orientation events with the staff at the U.S. Embassy to Luxembourg in Luxembourg City.
Candidates to the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program should be well-rounded, articulate individuals with the skills and motivation needed to assist in teaching American studies and English language to Luxembourgish students at the pre-university and/or university level.
Students with an academic background or professional experience in a related field (e.g., literature, linguistics) should make sure to state this in their applications. Applications from candidates holding Bachelor's or Master's degrees in any field will be accepted, but preference may be given to students with prior teaching experience.
English Teaching Assistants are expected to serve as cultural ambassadors to Luxembourg, and preference is given to candidates who demonstrate the initiative to integrate cultural events into their lesson plans and who will continue to promote US-Luxembourgish relations upon their return to the United States. Previous teaching experience is welcome.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Foreign language proficiency is not required, but preference may be given to applicants with some level of proficiency in one of Luxembourg's three official languages (French, German, and Luxembourgish).
Upon selection, some study of the local language prior to arrival is encouraged to promote deeper engagement with the host community.
- Elementary School
- Middle School
- Secondary School
- University/Post-Secondary Institution
Host institutions in Luxembourg may include primary schools, secondary schools (located throughout the country) and the University of Luxembourg (located in Esch-sur-Alzette). The Fulbright Commission will place selected grantees in a host institution based on the candidate's academic profile and stated interests as well as the preferences of the partner institution.
Placement types vary from year to year, but candidates are encouraged to visit the website of the Fulbright Commission to learn more about the program and to read blog posts from previous Fulbright grantees.
- Regional City
In addition to their work inside the classroom, grantees are expected to engage in other activities related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. These may include an extracurricular club for students or an independent study/research project or other activity that will complement, but not conflict with, assigned teaching and advising responsibilities. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary projects in their statements of grant purpose.
Fulbright grantees, regardless of their placement, may be offered the possibility of student housing through the University of Luxembourg. The University of Luxembourg has student housing facilities located at the center and the south of Luxembourg, and university residences are highly recommended by the Fulbright Commission and U.S. Embassy to Luxembourg.
The Fulbright Commission in Brussels does not provide financial support to grantees bringing dependents, but we do provide additional information for how to bring dependents on the grant. Any dependents wishing to come to Luxembourg for more than 90 days in any 180-day period will be required to apply for a visa as well. This is typically done at the same time as the AST application for the grantee.
Please keep in mind that childcare may be difficult to come by in Luxembourg, so bringing young children can pose additional challenges. Enrollment in primary or secondary schools is possible in most cases for grantees staying in Belgium for longer than 90 days. More resources can be provided on a case by case basis.