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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.


4 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
Fall Start
Award Profile

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is located in the heart of Europe, bordered by France, Germany, and Belgium. At only 999 square miles, the country is comparable in size to the smallest of U.S. states and has a population of just over 575,000. Despite a strong national identity (its national motto, "Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn," translates as "We want to remain what we are"), the country boasts a remarkably diverse, multicultural population and is home to a number of European and international political and financial institutions. Luxembourg is a trilingual country -- its official languages are French, German, and Luxembourgish -- and while most citizens speak all three languages fluently, there is no shortage of resources available in English for Fulbright grantees and their dependents. 

The Fulbright Commission in Brussels offers 4 English Teaching Assistant Awards to Luxembourg per year. Assistants teach approximately 12 hours per week; activities vary depending on the needs of the students and host institution teachers. Assistants may be able to enroll in limited courses, including language courses, upon agreement with the host institution on arrival. 

Grant Period
Fall Start

The standard grant is for a duration of nine months. Grants will follow the academic calendar, beginning in mid-September 2022 and concluding in mid-June 2023. 

Grant Length: 9 months.

Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

Prior to departure, 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, Luxembourg.

Candidate Profile

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 U.S.-Luxembourgish relations upon their return to the United States. Previous teaching experience is welcome. 

Accepted Degree Levels
Supplementary Project

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.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Recommended - Novice

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.

Housing Arrangements

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.

Placement Type

Middle School

Secondary School

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Host institutions in Luxembourg include 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.


Dual citizens of this country are not eligible

Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant

Dependent support is not available
Placement Locations

Regional City

Fulbright Program Management Contact
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