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
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
January Start
Grant Length
9 Months
Award Type
English Teaching Assistant
Award Profile

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program in Mauritius aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Mauritius. U.S. participants will be immersed in a diverse culture and meet students from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

The Island of Mauritius is volcanic in origin and lies in the southwest Indian Ocean. The island's estimated population in July 2020 was 1,379,365. With 626 persons per square kilometer, Mauritius is one of the world's most densely populated countries. The Government of Mauritius provides free primary and secondary education, which is compulsory until the age of 16.

Many Mauritians are fluent in at least 4 languages: English, French, an Asian language (these three being included in the school curriculum) and Creole, the mother tongue. 

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
January Start

The academic year for Mauritian secondary schools will begin in January 2025 and end in November 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 Port Louis around the second week of January 2025.

Candidate Profile

Graduating seniors or graduate students with an undergraduate degree in English or education who are considering careers in English, education, or TEFL/applied linguistics 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 an interest in African languages, culture, and history are also encouraged to apply. Above all, applicants should have a positive and adaptable attitude.

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

English is the language of business and government in Mauritius, but a working knowledge of French is useful, nevertheless.  Learning a few words and phrases of Mauritian Creole is also helpful.

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, reading and writing clubs, English clubs, cultural days, debate clubs, etc.

Placement Locations
  • Regional City
  • Rural
Supplementary Project


Housing Arrangements

The U.S. Embassy will work with host institutions to assist ETAs in identifying possible homestays or other lodging. 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
Jonathan Koehler, Public Affairs Officer: KoehlerJL@state.gov