Fulbright U.S. Student Program


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2 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
9 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Grant Period

9 Months

The grant period is mid-September through mid-June.  Grantees will be required to attend an orientation upon arrival in mid-September, 2018. 

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

Candidates should be well-rounded, articulate, and have the initiative required to teach English conversation and American culture in Belgian universities. 

Preference is given to candidates who demonstrate initiative to plan and integrate cultural events into their lesson plans and who will continue to promote U.S.-Belgian relations upon their return to the U.S. Previous teaching experience is welcome. 

Accepted Degree Levels



Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Novice

Additional Information: A minimum of novice level French or Dutch is recommended by the start date of the grant.

Placement Type

University/Post-Secondary Institution

The Fulbright Commission will place the grantee at one Dutch-speaking and one French-speaking institution (either a university or university college). Assistants teach approximately 12 hours per week and may be able to enroll in limited courses upon agreement with the host institution on arrival.

Selected grantees are expected to contribute to the Fulbright Commission's advising and outreach activities, including speaking to Belgian high school classrooms through the U.S. Embassy's Meet Us Program: http://belgium.usembassy.gov/resources/meet-us.html

Supplementary Project: Grantees are expected to engage in other activities related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. These may include an extracurricular club for students or an independent study/research project or other activity that will complement, but not conflict with, assigned teaching and advising responsibilities. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary projects in their Statements of Grant Purpose.


U.S. students currently residing in Belgium and dual U.S./Belgian citizens are ineligible.


Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website


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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 would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.


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 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for 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

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would 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.