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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.


10 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
August Start
Award Profile

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 Period
August Start

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.

In-Country Orientation
Candidate Profile

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
Supplementary Project
Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

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.

Housing Arrangements

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. 

Placement Type

Elementary School

Middle School

Secondary School

Vocational/Technical School

University/Post-Secondary Institution

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

Dependent support is not available
Placement Locations

Regional City

Grantees may be placed in the Amsterdam area or elsewhere in the Netherlands. 

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact