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 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 review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.


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.

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. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award 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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2 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
4 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 months' stipend in Nuuk (minus rent and utilities)
  • 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 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 prior to the start of the program in August 2020.  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

4 Months

Grants are 4 months in length, beginning in August and ending in December.

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.

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, Greenland, through coordination among the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, the Greenlandic Ministry of Education, Greenland University, and the Nuuk High School.

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.  Host institutions close for several months over the winter, and ETAs would not be able to continue their assignments for a full six months.

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