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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.

Artist

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.

FPA

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 fulbrightscholars.org.

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.

Bahrain

2 English Teaching Assistant Award

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

The Kingdom of Bahrain is an archipelago made up of 33 islands located in the Arabian Gulf. According to the e-government portal statistics, Bahrain’s population is currently approximately 1.2 million Bahrainis and residents.

The Fulbright Program in Bahrain began in 1995 and supports both U.S. and Bahraini scholars, students, and a small number of Bahraini Arabic language teaching assistants assigned to U.S. host institutions. The Fulbright Program is administered by the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Manama.

The U.S. Embassy Manama facilitates the affiliation process with local universities on behalf of U.S. students for ETA grants in Bahrain. 

Grant Length
10 Months
Grant Period
September Start

Grant dates correspond with the academic year in Bahrain, September through June. 

Orientation
Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

All grantees are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation in the United States in the summer as a condition of their grants.

ETAs are also required to attend and participate in the in-country orientation program organized by the Public Affairs Section and the Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy. 

Candidate Profile

Applications will be considered from candidates at all degree levels. Applicants should be knowledgeable of world issues, and be articulate, resourceful, tolerant, flexible, mature, and demonstrate the initiative, leadership, and confidence required to assist with the teaching of English in a foreign setting. Some teaching experience is preferred. Preference will be given to graduates enrolled in Master’s degree programs who are interested in international education and teaching. Certain institutions (namely, the University of Bahrain) may only accept Master’s—level candidates. All fields of study will be considered, but preference is given to studies related to the teaching of English, bilingual education, linguistics, area studies, or international relations. Grantees assigned to host institutions will be considered faculty. The roles and responsibilities will be assigned by the academic department.

Eligibility
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Applicants must be articulate fluent English-speakers. Previous study, work, or travel experience in the Middle East and some proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic or Classical Arabic (Fus-ha) language familiarity may be helpful in day-to-day activities, but is not required.

Placement Type
  • University/Post-Secondary Institution
  • Other Educational/Community Institution

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program aims to strengthen English language instruction at Bahraini Institutions by providing 20-25 hours per week of assistance to students that require English language support in local universities with a broad range of fields of study including medical, business, art and design to name a few. At the same time, U.S. participants gain from the intensive cross-cultural interaction and international educational opportunities.

Placement Locations
  • Capital City
  • Regional City
  • Rural

Although most placements would likely be close to the capital city, placement locations vary and may be anywhere in Bahrain. 

Supplementary Project
Not Permitted
Housing Arrangements

The host institution will not provide housing but host institutions and/or the US Embassy’s Public Affairs Section will assist grantees in locating appropriate housing.

Dependents
Dependent financial support is available

Dependent financial support includes a modest increase in the monthly stipend. 

Additional Dependent Information

Fulbright grantees have a wide range of school options in Bahrain at the grantee's expense. Applicants interested in bringing school-aged dependents should contact Samar Hasan, Education Specialist, at HasanSaF@state.gov for additional information.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
HasanSaF@state.gov