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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 Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants 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

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 Program or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.


12 English Teaching Assistant Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
October Start
Grant Length
9 Months
Award Type
English Teaching Assistant
Award Profile

Proposals are welcome from well-qualified candidates at all degree levels with an interest in international education and teaching experience.

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
October Start

The grant length is 9 months, October through June, coinciding with the academic year in Romania.


In-Country Orientation

Grantees will be required to attend a multi-day in-country orientation at the end of September/beginning of October.

Candidate Profile

Candidates at all degree levels will be considered, but preference is given to graduate students who have completed or are enrolled in a degree program, irrespective of their field of study, and who are interested in international education.

Previous teaching experience is strongly recommended. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their experience and interest in teaching. Grantees usually teach students in bachelor's/master's programs.

Preferred candidates will also demonstrate the skills and willingness to promote U.S. higher education among Romanian students.


Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
6 Months
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Additional Information: Romanian proficiency is not required. Some study of Romanian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Applicants must be native English speakers.

Placement Type
  • University/Post-Secondary Institution

The Fulbright Commission will place grantees at universities, usually, but not exclusively in American Studies or English Language and Literature Departments.

Details of assignments will be subject to direct communication between the selected candidate and the designated department of the Romanian university. Recent grantees were placed in Arad, Baia Mare, Brasov, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Constanta, Craiova, Galati, Iasi, Oradea, Sibiu, and Timisoara. Positions combine teaching and/or assisting of up to 14 hours per week and office hours of up to 4 hours per week. Additional time will be reserved for an independent study/research project.

Besides classroom responsibilities, grantees may also be requested to give presentations on topics related to the United States, lead programs in language labs, conduct English conversation clubs, tutor, participate in sports, language or drama clubs and volunteer at local organizations. 

Additional grant activities: In addition to their primary teaching activities, grantees are expected to support the Fulbright Commission and the mission of the Fulbright Program by delivering presentations, seminars, and workshops on U.S. higher education and culture.

Placement Locations
  • Capital City
  • Regional City

Grantees are placed in cities which have universities, capital city included.

Supplementary Project

Grantees are expected to engage in other activities 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 their assigned assistant-teaching. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary projects in their Statements of Grant Purpose.

Housing Arrangements

Applicants will make their own housing arrangements, with assistance from Commission and the host institution.

Dependent financial support is available

Within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, a dependent is (1) a spouse, or (2) a relative (child, parent, or sibling) who is financially dependent on the grantee. The dependent must accompany the grantee abroad for at least 80% of the grant period in order to receive the dependent benefit. The balance of maintenance expenses for dependents is the responsibility of the grantee. No allowance is provided for any adult dependent who holds a grant from any source. Transportation and insurance are not provided for dependents.

Grant Benefits

The standard grant benefits include:

  • Basic monthly stipend – $1,000 per month
  • Additional monthly stipend: $1,150 for maintenance and housing.*
  • Travel and relocation allowance – $3,500
  • Research and book allowance – $500
  • Dependent Supplements 
    • Additional monthly stipend of the grantee is increased to $1,375 for one or more accompanying dependents*
    • Dependent subsistence allowance: $100 per month for one dependent / $200 per month for two or more dependents who accompany the grantee for at least 80 percent of the grant period (amount included in the basic monthly stipend)

*The Additional stipend is disbursed in RON as specified in the Terms and Conditions of the Award. The USD amounts are subject to slight changes due to currency fluctuations. 

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