Fulbright U.S. Student Program


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6 English Teaching Assistant Awards

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

9 Months

Grants will begin in October and end in June. 

Grantees will be required to attend a two-day in-country orientation at the beginning of October.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

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.

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. The grantees will also support the Fulbright Commission by delivering presentations, seminars, and workshops on US higher education related topics.

Accepted Degree Levels




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. Grantees in 2016 were placed in Brasov, Constanta, Iasi, Timisoara, Targu Mures, Oradea, Baia Mare, Galati, Arad, and Bucharest. Grantees will assistant-teach under the supervision of an experienced English instructor and will serve as a resource for conversation, vocabulary, and reading and writing courses. Positions combine (part-time) teaching and/or assisting or advising up to 12 hours per week. Time will be also reserved for independent study/research project. In addition to classroom responsibilities, grantees may also 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. 


Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible. Dual citizens (American and Romanian or other European citizenship) are accepted.

Previous experience in the region is not considered a disadvantage.


Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website


Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Mihai Moroiu

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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.