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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. 



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.


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10 English Teaching Assistant Awards

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

At least ten ETAs will be selected and assigned as language learning assistants working for 20-24 hours per week, excluding time spent lesson planning. Although ETAs are not full-fledged teachers, the program is designed as a professional development opportunity for advancement of teaching and leadership skills that will prepare ETAs for their future careers. The ETA program is relatively new to the Netherlands, with the first cohort of ETAs accepted for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Grant Period

10 Months

Grants will begin in late August 2021 and conclude in June 2022. Grantees will be required to attend an in-country orientation in August.

An accepted ETA’s first responsibility is to the Fulbright program and the Dutch host school to which they are assigned. All personal international travel unrelated to the grant is to be kept to a minimum to honor the full-time nature of grants. Requests for travel outside of the Netherlands must coincide with school holidays and must be approved of in advance by both the Fulbright Commission and the assigned host school. Potential candidates should not apply for or accept the ETA award unless they are able to commit fully to the calendar of activities at their host school.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Arrival Orientation

Candidate Profile

Well-rounded and qualified U.S. Bachelor's and Master's graduates from all fields of study are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with previous teaching experience, plans to pursue a career in education, and/or a degree in Education, TESOL, ESL, English, Applied Linguistics, or other similar fields. Applicants without teaching degrees are strongly encouraged to develop a working knowledge of basic pedagogical concepts and/or complete a TESOL course prior to arrival. Applicants should be enthusiastic, highly motivated, dedicated, and flexible in order to successfully work with a team of teachers in several different classroom settings.

Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate an understanding of, and interest in, modern Dutch culture and society.

Accepted Degree Levels



Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Dutch language proficiency is not required, but is useful at the time of arrival. Some study of Dutch prior to arrival is encouraged to promote deeper engagement with the host community.

Placement Type

Elementary School

Middle School

Secondary School

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Other Educational Institution

Grantees may be placed in one or two primary schools, secondary schools, middle vocational training schools and/or universities of applied science throughout the Netherlands, and this placement does not change throughout the year. Most schools only have one ETA. Placements are determined during the selection process and are not changeable. The Fulbright Commission collaborates with host schools to match grantees to their school placements.


U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch citizenship will not be considered.


Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Melanie Strating