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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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The Fulbright ETA program in Montenegro provides invaluable first-hand exposure to fluent English speakers, significantly helping to improve English language learning while also providing an avenue for cultural exchange.  Our ETAs are usually located at the University of Montenegro in Niksic and a leading high school in the capital of Podgorica.  At the university, ETAs provide support for English language teaching instruction to English language majors studying to become English language teachers and interpreters. At the high school level, ETAs help Montenegrin teachers teach their subjects (e.g., mathematics, biology, history, etc.) in English, as part of specialized bilingual programs.

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The grant period is 10 months, or two semesters. 


The school year may vary, but candidates should expect to begin teaching in September 2022 and to conclude the exam period in June 2023.

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All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant.


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Well-rounded, articulate, self-driven candidates at all degree levels with an interest in international education and the initiative to teach conversational English at secondary school and university levels will be considered. Undergraduate and master degrees in the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on English, American Studies and Education, are preferred. Degrees in biology, mathematics, physics or history, with an interest in teaching these subjects in English to high school students is also welcome. Successful candidates will not just be teaching English, but explaining the United States and the U.S. educational system to local citizens who have little contextual understanding of America. Previous teaching experience is highly appreciated. Applicants must be fluent English-speakers.

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Grantees are expected to engage in supplementary projects related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. This may be an independent study/research project or other activity that will not conflict with assigned teaching and advising responsibilities. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary projects in their Statements of Grant Purpose.  Grantees are also normally asked to design and/or participate in activities at the three American Corners in Montenegro (For more information, visit: Grantees will be strongly encouraged to become involved with educational advising and outreach conducted through the EducationUSA Center, which is housed within the American Corner in Podgorica (For more information, visit:

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Additional Information: Montenegrin language proficiency is not required but can be helpful. Some study of Montenegrin prior to arrival is encouraged to promote deeper engagement with the host community.

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Grantees will be expected to arrange their own accommodation.

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Grantees will be based at either universities or high schools. Grantees will teach in coordination with an experienced English instructor and will serve as a resource for classes and units focusing on conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing, and American culture. Candidates must be prepared to take the initiative to develop and implement a curriculum with little to no guidance. Grantees will be expected to be able to work both independently and co-teach, depending on their placement.  



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English Teaching Assistant Award