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
10 Months
Grant Period

10 Months

Grant dates correspond with the academic year in Bahrain, September through June. The grant period begins with an orientation organized by the Public Affairs Section and the Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy. ETAs are required to attend and participate in the orientation program. 

Pre-Departure Orientation


All grantees are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation in the United States in the summer of 2020 as a condition of their grants.

Candidate Profile

Applications will be considered from candidates at all degree levels.  Applicants should be knowledgeable of world issues, and be articulate, resourceful, tolerant, flexible, and mature, and demonstrate the initiative, leadership, and confidence required to assist with the teaching of English in a foreign setting. Some teaching experience is preferred.  Preference will be given to graduates enrolled in Master’s degree programs who are interested in international education and teaching—and certain institutions (namely, the University of Bahrain) may only accept Master’s—level candidates. All fields of study will be considered, but preference is given to studies related to the teaching of English, bilingual education, linguistics, area studies, or international relations.

Accepted Degree Levels




Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Applicants must be articulate fluent English-speakers. Previous study, work, or travel experience in the Middle East and some Arabic language study/familiarity is preferred.

Placement Type

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Other Educational Institution

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy matches grantees with the appropriate Bahraini universities and vocational institutions. Details of assignment are subject to communication between the PAS and the host institution, based on the host institution’s needs and the academic profile and teaching experience of the selected candidate. The ETA role with the host institution takes precedence over any secondary independent study project. 

Nature of Assignment

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program aims to strengthen English language instruction at Bahraini educational or vocational institutions by providing up to 25 hours per week of part-time assistance to permanent teaching staff. At the same time, U.S. participants gain from the intensive cross-cultural interaction and international educational and/or research opportunities at pre-selected Bahraini institutions. Independent study that does not conflict with assigned teaching assistant responsibilities is encouraged.


The host institution will not provide housing but may assist grantees in locating nearby and appropriate housing.


Dependent support is available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Samar Hasan