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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.


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Grantees will assist permanent teaching staff at the University of Malta and at Maltese grade schools – most grantees work with grade school students aged 9-12. 

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ETAs arrive in mid-September 2022 to participate in the teachers’ meetings, which are held prior to the commencement of the academic year. Grants conclude in mid-June 2023.


Grant Length: 9 months.

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ETAs should plan to attend the pre-departure orientation organized by the U.S. Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program.  

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Preference will be given to applicants already possessing a bachelor's degree at the time of application, with the initiative, maturity, and self-reliance needed to assist in teaching English language and American studies to Maltese students in university and grade school environments. Master’s-level candidates and applicants with teaching experience are encouraged to apply.

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ETAs will also have the opportunity to perform volunteer work in addition to regular teaching duties. Some volunteer options include working with young Maltese children outside school hours and volunteering with local NGOs engaged in teaching English to third-country refugees and asylum seekers resident in Malta. ETAs may volunteer in other sectors, including the environment, sports, and culture.  These volunteer activities will be secondary to the primary activity of assistant teaching.

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ETAs must make their own arrangements for housing.  

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Grantees will assist permanent teaching staff at the University of Malta and at local grade schools. In 2022-2023, Post will assign ETAs to either work full time in schools on the mainland of Malta or to work part-time on the sister island of Gozo, which is accessible by ferry. Not many international educators visit Gozo, and Gozitan teachers and students must travel to Malta to participate in international conferences or workshops. Post is committed to working with the schools in Gozo to bridge the gap and ensure that the Gozitan students have the opportunity to benefit from the ETA program and from contact with U.S. teaching assistants, and the ETAs will likewise benefit from interacting with the less-accessed schools, teachers, and students in Gozo. Details of assignments will be subject to communication between the U.S. Embassy, Malta’s Ministry of Education, and the University of Malta. The Fulbright ETA Program aims to strengthen English language and English/American studies instruction at Maltese educational institutions by providing a fluent-speaker presence in the classroom, between 12 and 16 teaching hours per week. The ETA program placement and schedule may vary from one academic year to the next.


In addition to their English Teaching Assistant activities, grantees may enroll in academic courses each semester, if the assignment permits such activity, or engage in independent research related to their fields of study. These activities, combined with the Teaching Assistant responsibilities, will comprise a full-time program. Each host institution will tailor the assistantship to its language teaching needs, and the grantee’s background and academic interests. 

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ETAs need a visa to travel to Malta. They must contact the Embassy of Malta in Washington, D.C., several months before their program in Malta commences to start the visa application process. 

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English Teaching Assistant Award