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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.

Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia has prioritized improving English language proficiency and English language instruction at higher education institutions to help better position Saudis to engage in global dialogue, and as part of Saudi Arabia’s ambitious economic transformation plan to diversify revenue sources away from dependence on the oil and gas sectors. The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) program is a response to those goals, but also serves the important purpose of enhancing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and of Saudi Arabia. 


An estimated 50 percent of Saudi Arabia’s 33.4 million people are under the age of 25, thus U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia vigorously promotes American values and culture among Saudi youth.  As part of the ETA program, grantees are encouraged to engage in cultural extracurricular engagements that develop and strengthen understanding of American culture among Saudi students. Finally, ETAs to Saudi Arabia have a unique opportunity to become immersed in Saudi culture and to learn first-hand about the Saudi higher education sector.

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Grant Length: 10 Months


Program dates will be in accordance with the academic year in Saudi Arabia, which typically starts in September 2022 and ends in May/June 2023.  However, some institutions may require a summer or spring start. 

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All grantees are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation in the United States in the summer of 2022 as a condition of their grants.


The U.S. embassy will provide a security briefing upon arrival.

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Grantees will work in a university in Saudi Arabia enhancing English teaching, and will, among other things, provide English language conversation and American cultural classes. Grantees must be creative, flexible and self-reliant team players who are able to maintain excellent relationships with faculty, staff, and students.  Grantees must possess excellent spoken and written English skills.  English language teaching experience is preferred.   



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Projects are recommended, not required. This will be an added value to the application and gives insight into an ETA’s prospective plans at the host institution. Projects are, however, subject to host institution approval.

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Basic knowledge or proficiency in Arabic language is preferable but not mandatory. The local dialect in Saudi Arabia is Gulf Arabic. 

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Housing will be provided by host institution.  Please note, grantees should be adaptable to live in a relatively conservative religious culture.

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Grantees will be placed at a university in Saudi Arabia.  Final placement will be approved by the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Ministry of Education.   


ETAs should be prepared to dedicate about 25 hours per week to prepare for and offer English language teaching, to include small group tutorials, organizing extra-curricular language-learning activities, and teaching curricular components. 

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Grantees are encouraged to inform the U.S. Embassy of any travel plans within (away from the host city) or outside Saudi Arabia.  A designated point of contact from the U.S. Embassy will be in communication with grantees throughout their program duration.  For more security information, please refer to the most recent State Department Travel Advisory for Saudi Arabia.

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Placement locations vary and may be urban or rural.

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English Teaching Assistant Award