2 Open Study/Research Awards
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodOctober Start
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.
Grants will begin in October and finish at the end of May.
Grant Length: 9 months.
All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant.
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
Additional Information: Macedonian or Albanian language proficiency commensurate with the project by the beginning date of the grant is preferred.
Fulbright Proposal Types
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.
Dual citizens of this country are not eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant