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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.

North Macedonia

2 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
October Start
Award Profile

North Macedonia and the United States enjoy a cooperative relationship across a broad range of political, economic, cultural, military, and social issues.  The two have had good bilateral relations since North Macedonia gained its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.  The United States formally recognized North Macedonia in 1994, and the countries established full diplomatic relations in 1995.  The United States strongly supports North Macedonia’s aspirations for full integration into Euro-Atlantic institutions and is committed to helping North Macedonia embrace inclusive democracy and citizen-responsive governance, fight corruption and discrimination, strengthen rule of law, become a stronger NATO ally and partner, strengthen and diversify its economy; promote media freedom; and build greater democratic institutions in a full, inclusive multi-ethnic society. 

North Macedonia is a great country to be placed as an ETA and/or Fulbright student researcher.  In the last recent years all ETAs have been placed at Public Universities throughout the country.  Their experience has been only positive.  

The citizens of North Macedonia are very hospitable and friendly toward U.S. citizens.  Fulbright student researchers can seek affiliation at any public, private, nongovernmental or government institutions.  

There are also five American Corners where the ETAs and Fulbright researchers can conduct different extracurricular activities.  Also, there are numerous of NGO and other professional associations where you can be part of a project or run your own activity. 

The English language among young population is in a very high level, however, a native speaker always can make a difference.  To be an ETA or Student researcher in North Macedonia it is not required knowing the local languages.

North Macedonia is characterized with various natural beauties: high mountain massifs rich in flora and fauna, mountain rivers and tectonic lakes, numerous thermal springs, basins, and valleys.  

Your experience in North Macedonia will make you to return back again.    

Grant Period
October Start

Grants will begin in October and finish at the end of May. 

Grant Length: 9 months.

Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

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

Candidate Profile

Candidates at all degree levels will be considered. Preference will be given to proposals that address issues of particular concern to North Macedonia, such as economic development, civil society, the political system, public services, rule of law, human rights, media and journalism, conflict resolution, agricultural sciences, medical sciences and information technology studies.

Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Recommended - Novice

Additional Information: Macedonian or Albanian language proficiency commensurate with the project by the beginning date of the grant is preferred.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research: Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment: No
No affiliation letter required

Applicants are encouraged to arrange affiliation and submit letters of invitation with their application. If an invitation is not available, they may indicate preferences for affiliation. When applicants do not indicate a host institution preference, the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy will seek the most appropriate placements.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

Dual citizens of this country are not eligible

Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant

Dependent support is available
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