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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, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

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.

Please visit the Getting Started page for 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. 



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Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to come 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.


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20 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
8 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

The English Teaching Assistant Program in Argentina is co-sponsored by the Fulbright Commission and the Ministry of Education of the Argentine Republic and is cost-shared by both institutions. The purpose of the program is to strengthen English language instruction at Argentine higher education institutions, especially in places where the presence of native speakers is not common, and provide US participants with opportunities for professional development and intensive cross-cultural interaction both on campus and in their host communities. For this reason, applicants can expect to be placed in small to medium-sized cities throughout Argentina's 24 provinces. In some provinces, the ETA may be based in more than one city.

Grant Period

8 Months

Grant dates correspond to the academic year in Argentina, which runs mid-March to mid-November 2022. The grant period starts with an orientation organized by the Fulbright Commission. Attendance at this orientation program is mandatory, so changes to the grant period or deferrals are not allowed. Placements will be determined in the late fall, prior to the grant start date.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Virtual pre-departure activities, including webinars, will be offered by the Commission during the fall of 2021 to provide information about Argentina, cultural adjustment issues, potential host cities and institutions, position descriptions, obtaining visas, health insurance, grant payments, etc.

Arrival Orientation


Early-mid March 2022.

Candidate Profile

Successful candidates will be fluent, articulate English speakers.

Candidates with degrees in English, Spanish, Education, TEFL or Applied Linguistics, with some experience teaching or tutoring, are preferred. Other fields will be considered if combined with teaching experience and/or coursework in pedagogy.

Candidates with more than three years of teaching experience or a Master's degree in TESOL at the time of application may be considered overqualified and not eligible for this program. 

Bachelor's candidates should have least one year of post-graduation professional experience at the time of application.

Accepted Degree Levels



Foreign Language Proficiency

Required - Intermediate

Additional Information: A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is required.

Placement Type

University/Post-Secondary Institution

University/Post-Secondary Institution Grantees will be assigned to English teacher training colleges or universities throughout Argentina's 24 provinces. ETAs will be assigned as language-learning assistants for up to 20 hours per week, and will not be responsible for teaching entire courses. The Fulbright Commission and Argentine Ministry of Education, in consultation with the Ministry of Education in each province and individual host institutions, will match selected grantees with an appropriate host institution. Assignments are based on institutions' availability and needs, and the academic profile and background of the ETA grantee. Placements can be made in any Argentine city, and individuals should not apply for or accept this award unless they are willing to accept a placement in any geographic location, barring specific health or safety considerations. ETA placements are determined in the late fall prior to the grant start. As a note, teacher training colleges, which train EFL teachers, may or may not be affiliated with a university; they are part of the Argentine system of higher education (institutos terciarios). In order to graduate as EFL teachers, students must attend four-year undergraduate programs.

Supplementary project

As English Teaching Assistant responsibilities will not exceed 20 hours per week, grantees are expected to engage in projects or other activities related to their personal, professional and/or academic interests during the grant period. Grantees may pursue a course of study, conduct research on topics related to Argentina, engage in specific volunteer work, or a combination of these. As placements will not be confirmed until November or December 2021, applicants should be flexible when proposing a supplementary project. Grantees may not be placed at an institution or in a location where they can effectively carry out the goals of their supplementary project as initially proposed. In such cases, appropriate alternatives can be discussed with the Fulbright Commission once placements are finalized.


Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Melina Ginszparg