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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.

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. 

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U.S. Faculty/Staff/Professionals

If you are a U.S. citizen and faculty or staff at a U.S. institution, or professional interested in applying, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

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.

Uruguay

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6 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Grant Period
8 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Grant Period

8 Months

March to November 2022. The grant period starts with an orientation organized by the Fulbright Commission in mid-March. Attendance at the orientation is required.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Arrival Orientation

Mandatory

Candidate Profile

Applications are welcome from graduating seniors and graduate students. Candidates with degrees in English, Spanish, education or TEFL / applied linguistics with experience teaching or tutoring and who have an interest in working in an international educational environment are preferred. Other fields will be seriously considered if combined with teaching experience and / or coursework in pedagogy.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Intermediate

Additional Information: Higher level proficiency may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project. Applicants should discuss plans for language study between the time of application and the commencement of the grant on with the Language Self-Evaluation. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is also required.

Placement Type

Elementary School

Middle School

Secondary School

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Other Educational Institution

To allow for maximum exposure to the Uruguayan culture and the education environment, the ETA program in Uruguay takes place in two locations: the provinces and Montevideo (the capital city), for an urban experience. In each location, ETAs have two placements. These can be at elementary, middle or high schools, and/or at Teacher Training Centers. The week is divided among the Institutions where ETAs are placed with a maximum time commitment of 20-25 hours per week.

Grantees devote their spare time to their individual study/research projects. In addition to their ETA activities, grantees may enroll in up to two academic courses per semester at a Uruguayan university or engage in independent research or research related to their field of study under the supervision of a faculty member. These activities combined with the TA responsibilities, comprise a full-time program.

Ineligibility

Candidates already in Uruguay at the time of application are not eligible.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.org.uy