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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 the Fulbright Scholar Program.

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Saudi Arabia

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2 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
10 Months
Award Profile

Saudi Arabia is trying through several sectors to improve English levels and English instruction. This will be the Embassy's first effort to provide this kind of support at a university. We are looking forward to implementing the program and seeing how it fits with current and other future elements of English instruction and support. English is important in helping develop mutual understanding, in helping Saudi's engage in global dialogue and understanding, and as part of their ambitious economic transformation plan.

Grant Period

10 Months

All grantees must attend an in-country orientation at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh upon arrival. The school academic year begins in September and runs through June.

Pre-Departure Orientation


All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in the summer of 2020.

Candidate Profile

Grantees will work in a university in Saudi Arabia enhancing English teaching, and will, among other things, provide English language conversation and American cultural classes. Grantees must be creative, flexible and self-reliant team players, who are able to maintain excellent relationships with faculty, staff, and students.  Grantees must possess excellent spoken and written English skills and experience in English teaching is preferable.   

Accepted Degree Levels


Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Basic knowledge or proficiency in Arabic language is preferable but not mandatory.

Placement Type

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Grantees will be placed at a university in Saudi Arabia.  Final placement will be approved by the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Ministry of Education.   

About 25 hours per week to prepare for and offer English tutorial support, including delivering small group tutorials, organizing extra-curricular language-learning activities, and teaching curricular components. 

Housing will be provided by host institution. 

Please note, grantees should be adaptable to live in a relatively conservative religious culture.


Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Sara Mukallid