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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.If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. college or university, you will apply through that institution, even if you are not currently a resident there. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants 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.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and 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. Professor/Administrator

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

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

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 Program or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.


English Teaching Assistant Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
Fall Start
Grant Length
9 Months
Award Type
English Teaching Assistant
Award Profile

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program in Ghana aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Ghana. 

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
Fall Start

Ghana’s academic calendar is currently in flux and on different cycles based on the academic level and a unique "track" system.  Academic calendars can start in either January or September.  The U.S. Embassy in Accra will try to place ETAs in schools with a September 2025 start. 

Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

As a condition of their grants, grantees may be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2025.

The U.S. Embassy in Accra will provide a mandatory in-country group orientation between late August and mid-September 2025.

Candidate Profile

Master's-level candidates are preferred.  However, graduating seniors or graduate students who are considering careers in education, who have a degree in English, education or TEFL/applied linguistics and experience teaching or tutoring will be considered.  Other fields will be considered if combined with teaching experience and/or coursework in pedagogy.  Candidates with the ability to incorporate or organize extra-curricular activities – music, art, dance, English clubs, reading and writing clubs - are preferred. Candidates with an interest in African languages, culture, and history are also encouraged to apply. 

What is life like for Fulbrighters in the host country?

The people of Ghana are warm and welcoming and the country is peaceful.  Most Fulbrighters enjoy the beautiful vibrant cultural setting, learning about Ghanaian cultural practices, eating delicious foods, shopping in local markets, and learning local dialects.  In general, daily life for Fulbrighters is filled with opportunities to engage students eager to learn English and learn more about American culture.  During the weekends and holidays, there are ample opportunities for travel within Ghana to numerous tourist sites, including hiking, visiting game parks and waterfalls, and exploring the many historic ties between the United States and Ghana.  

Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Degree Level of Applicant
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required
Placement Type
  • Middle School
  • Secondary School
  • Vocational/Technical School
  • Teacher Training
  • University/Post-Secondary Institution

Nature of Assignment

ETAs spend approximately 20 hours per week in the classroom assisting and supporting English teachers and 20 hours working on additional projects.  ETA classroom roles may include giving presentations on topics related to the United States, preparing classroom activities, modeling interactive activities with partner teachers, and/or encouraging students to communicate in English.  ETAs may assist in a variety of academic formats such as one-on-one tutoring or co-teaching large groups.  ETAs are also encouraged to create their own additional projects with institutions or communities in consultation with the U.S. Embassy in Accra.  Sample projects include: literacy celebration weeks, English clubs, women's groups, journalism clubs, book clubs, cultural days, debate clubs, etc.

Involvement in American Spaces or EducationUSA activities would also be welcome. See more information about these activities on the Embassy’s website (linked below).

Placement Locations
  • Regional City
  • Rural
Supplementary Project


Award Benefits
  • A stipend broadly based on the cost of living in the host country. These funds may be used by the grantee to support housing, meals, and incidental costs during the grant period.
  • International travel benefits
  • Accident & sickness health benefits
  • 24/7 mental health support line for urgent and non-urgent situations
  • 12 months of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status within the federal government
  • English language teaching preparatory course
Stipend Amount

This is an estimated amount and is subject to change. The financial terms of the grant will be confirmed in the grant document issued after selection.

3,255 monthly stipend amount in
$ [US Dollar]
One-Time Allowances

This is an estimated amount and is subject to change. The financial terms of the grant will be confirmed in the grant document issued after selection.

2,850 in
$ [US Dollar]
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Registration/Permitting fees
  • Research/Materials allowance
  • Settling in allowance
Estimated Cost of Living

Consider using cost of living comparison websites to gain a better understanding of the potential costs in your host country.

The websites linked here and here have useful, up-to-date cost of living information.

Dependent financial support is available

Despite the availability of financial support, Fulbright ETA grantees are encouraged not to bring dependents.

Housing Arrangements

The U.S. Embassy will work with host institutions to assist ETAs in identifying possible lodging. However, finding and securing housing is ultimately the responsibility of each ETA.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
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