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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.

Hong Kong

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2 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
10 Months
Grant Period

10 Months

All grantees must attend an in-country orientation in August 2021. The school year begins in mid-August and runs through June 2022.

Pre-Departure Orientation


All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in the summer of 2021 as a condition of their grants.

Arrival Orientation


late August of 2021

Candidate Profile

Applicants should have outstanding spoken and written English skills. They should be motivated, self-directed individuals with an interest in teaching and cultural exchange. An ability to work well with other ETAs, international tutors and local teachers in a team teaching environment is a must. Applicants are expected to provide teaching and administrative support. Background in English language teaching preferred. ETAs are expected to live within the community of students and should be comfortable about residing in a communal environment. They are also expected to be good communicators and able to organize extracurricular activities. ETAs cannot be accompanied by dependents.

Accepted Degree Levels



Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: No Cantonese or Mandarin language skills are required. All instruction is in English.

Placement Type

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Grantees will be placed at higher education institutions in Hong Kong.


Applicants currently residing in China, Hong Kong, or Macau (or those who will be living there during the 2020-2021 academic year) will not be considered.

Nature of Assignment

About 40 hours per week to prepare for and offer English tutorial support, including delivering small group tutorials, organizing extracurricular language learning activities, and teaching curricular components.


Housing is generally provided with a private room in a shared suite in a college dormitory or as appropriate. Housing arrangements will be facilitated by the host institution.


Dependent support is not available.

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