2024-2025 competition is closed. 2025-2026 competition will open in April 2024. 

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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 fulbrightscholars.org.

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
Grant Period
October Start
Grant Length
9 Months
Award Type
English Teaching Assistant
Award Profile

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program in Madagascar aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Madagascar. The overall benefits to the U.S. participant include the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in supplementing classroom activities to English teaching/learning and acquiring a balanced view of the dynamics between teachers and students.

Madagascar is the world’s second largest island country.  It is located off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean and has an estimated population of 26 million.  The official language is Malagasy with 18 major ethnic dialects.  

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
October Start

ETAs are expected to arrive between 2-4 weeks prior to the start of their assignment to attend an in-country orientation, finalize local visa applications, identify housing, and attend mandatory briefings with Embassy personnel.

Madagascar’s academic year for secondary schools is currently scheduled to begin in October 2024 and end in July 2025.

Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

As a condition of their grants, all grantees may be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2024.

A mandatory in-country group orientation will be provided by the U.S. Embassy in Antananarivo.

Candidate Profile

Bachelor’s and Master's-level candidates who have a degree in English, education, TEFL/applied linguistics or American Studies, and who have experience teaching or tutoring are preferred. 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 – e.g., 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. 

Prior experience in the country/region would be preferred, or at least previous interactions with people from Madagascar or individuals who have had substantial experience in the country.

Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
Foreign Language Proficiency
Recommended - Intermediate

A working knowledge of French and/or Malagasy may be useful in Madagascar.

Placement Type
  • Secondary School

ETAs spend approximately 20 hours per week assisting and supporting English secondary school teachers and working on additional projects.  ETA 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 projects with institutions or communities. Projects may include, but are not limited to: environmental clubs, job fairs, girls’ groups, book clubs, cultural days, debate clubs, etc.

Involvement in American Spaces or EducationUSA activities is also a regular part of the ETA experience and will be incorporated into the ETA’s weekly schedule in coordination with the host institution. See more information about these activities on the Embassy of Madagascar’s website and EducationUSA Madagascar Facebook page (link below).

Placement Locations
  • Capital City
  • Regional City

Selected applicants for this program will be placed in the country’s capital city of Antananarivo and other regions, at public high schools where the U.S. Embassy routinely conducts English teaching-related programs.

Supplementary Project

A supplementary project outside of ETA-related duties may be considered. The U.S. Embassy would assist in coordinating this.

Housing Arrangements

While host institutions may not be able to provide accommodations/housing for ETAs, the U.S. Embassy will work with host institutions to assist ETAs in identifying decent temporary and long-term housing within the vicinity of their assignment neighborhood to the extent possible. However, finding and securing housing is ultimately the responsibility of each ETA.

Dependent financial support is available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Manoina Lalaharivony: LalaharivonyMI@state.gov
Ravakiniaina Rabeharindrasana: rabeharindrasanaT@state.gov