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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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4 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
10 Months
Award Profile

Grants are expected to cover: 

  • Roundtrip flight to/from US to Copenhagen and onward to Greenland
  • Per diem for orientation in Copenhagen
  • 4 - 10 months' stipend in Nuuk (minus rent and utilities) and in other locations in Sisimiut/Manitsoq
  • The Greenlandic Ministry of Education has identified a pleasant two-bedroom apartment for the two ETAs to share.  In addition to the bedrooms, there is a kitchen, a bathroom, and a living room.  The apartment is in a new building that normally houses visiting researchers and other international visitors and is situated near the university in a beautiful setting, approximately 15 minutes by bus from central Nuuk.  The apartment is reserved for the ETAs' grant period.
  • 4 - 10 months' health insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Miscellaneous expenses

The US Embassy in Copenhagen will provide support to participants throughout the course of the proposed ETA program.  ETAs will be asked to provide the Embassy with a monthly log of hours and updates on relevant activities.  Participants will, furthermore, be encouraged to inform the Embassy of any potential issues with hosts that may arise in order that the Embassy may attempt to reconcile them.

The US Embassy staff will settle the ETAs in Nuuk, Greenland and with other Host Institutions in Sistimiuk prior to the start of the program in August 2021.  Embassy staff will introduce the ETAs to their Greenlandic interlocutors prior to the assumption of their duties.  Prior to this, Embassy staff will conduct an intensive briefing and numerous consultations in Copenhagen; briefings will be in cooperation with colleagues from the Fulbright Commission.

Grant Period

10 Months

Grants are 4 - 10 months in length, beginning in August and ending in December or May.

Pre-Departure Orientation


All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant, prior to travel to Denmark and onward to Greenland.

Arrival Orientation

Candidate Profile

Applicants should demonstrate flexibility, initiative, and eagerness to engage with the local community.

Accepted Degree Levels



Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Placement Type

Secondary School

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Other Educational Institution

Affiliation to be held in Nuuk and Sistimiuk/Manitsoq, Greenland, through coordination among the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, the Greenlandic Ministry of Education, Greenland University, and the Nuuk High School and other Host Institutions.

Nuuk has 17,000 inhabitants and is a vibrant little city; however, the weather is harsh come October with frost, snow, and very little daylight.  Due to the environmental conditions, a grant period is only possible for four months from mid-August to mid-December and then again in mid-January.  Host institutions close for several months over the winter, and ETAs should plan on returnng home during that time.

Special Application Instructions

Due to harsh weather conditions, dependents are not encouraged to accompany grantees.


Dual citizens of the U.S. and Denmark are ineligible for consideration. 


Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Vibeke Hattel Musgrave