10 English Teaching Assistant Awards
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodAugust Start
At least ten ETAs will be selected and assigned as language learning assistants working for 20-24 hours per week, excluding time spent lesson planning. Although ETAs are not full-fledged teachers, the program is designed as a professional development opportunity for advancement of teaching and leadership skills that will prepare ETAs for their future careers.
Grant Length: 10 months.
Grants will begin in late August 2022 and conclude in June 2023. Grantees will be required to attend an in-country orientation in August.
An accepted ETA’s first responsibility is to the Fulbright program and the Dutch host school to which they are assigned. All personal international travel unrelated to the grant is to be kept to a minimum to honor the full-time nature of grants. Requests for travel outside of the Netherlands must coincide with school holidays and must be approved of in advance by both the Fulbright Commission and the assigned host school. Potential candidates should not apply for or accept the ETA award unless they are able to commit fully to the calendar of activities at their host school.
Well-rounded and qualified U.S. Bachelor's and Master's graduates from all fields of study are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with previous teaching experience, plans to pursue a career in education, and/or a degree in Education, TESOL, ESL, English, Applied Linguistics, or other similar fields. Applicants without teaching degrees are strongly encouraged to develop a working knowledge of basic pedagogical concepts and/or complete a TESOL course prior to arrival. Applicants should be enthusiastic, highly motivated, dedicated, and flexible in order to successfully work with a team of teachers in several different classroom settings.
Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate an understanding of, and interest in, modern Dutch culture and society.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Dutch language proficiency is not required, but is useful at the time of arrival. Some study of Dutch prior to arrival is encouraged to promote deeper engagement with the host community.
Grantees are responsible for finding housing. Host schools are required to help finding housing for the first two months of the grant period. Some schools provide housing for the entire grant period, others do not.
Grantees may be placed in a primary schools, secondary schools, vocational training schools and/or universities of applied science throughout the Netherlands, and this placement does not change throughout the year. Most schools only have one ETA. Placements are determined during the selection process and are not changeable. The Fulbright Commission collaborates with host schools to match grantees to their school placements.
Dual citizens of this country are not eligible
Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant
Grantees may be placed in the Amsterdam area or elsewhere in the Netherlands.