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English Teaching Assistant Award NEW

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

Located in the southern Africa region, Mozambique is a Lusophone country surrounded by English speaking neighbors and rapidly developing with an influx of multinational companies and investors. The country is rich in natural resources, is biologically and culturally diverse, and has a tropical climate. Its extensive coastline, fronting the Mozambique Channel, which separates mainland Africa from the island of Madagascar, offers some of Africa’s best natural waterfronts.  

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program in Mozambique aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Mozambique. More specifically, it serves to strengthen English learning and teaching in Mozambique’s secondary schools, which operate under the guidance of the Ministry of Education. 

The country’s nascent educational system seeks to improve literacy rates where access to educational opportunities lag and improve the quality of education nationally across all disciplines. Universities are seeking to train new cadres of teachers and equip graduates with English speaking capabilities. Educational administration programs aim to improve future educators’ abilities to plan, manage and evaluate the development of the education system at the societal, institutional and classroom levels. 

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
Winter Start

ETAs will need to arrive for the in-country orientation in late January 2025. Mozambique’s academic year runs from early February to the first week of May for the first quarter; from mid-May to mid-August for the second quarter; and from late August to late November for the third quarter.

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 Maputo.

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.

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
Required - Intermediate

Applicants should have intermediate skills in Portuguese or advanced skills in Spanish at the time of application. Advanced Portuguese skills are highly recommended when the grant begins to settle in comfortably and pursue independent interactions with contacts in the community that are not related to the English teaching project at the host institution. A Foreign Language Evaluation completed by a college-level language instructor is required and must be supported by a Language Self-Evaluation completed by the applicant.

Placement Type
  • Secondary School

Selected applicants for this program will be placed at public high schools in the country’s capital city of Maputo and/or other cities.

Placement Locations
  • Capital City
  • Regional City
Supplementary Project

Because teaching assistant responsibilities will not surpass 25 hours per week, grantees are expected to engage in other activities related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. Applicants should consider a project that they intend to carry out if awarded the grant. These activities should be flexible respective to geographic location. Grantees should plan to spend 10 to 15 hours per week on their supplementary project. Applicants should use the Host Country Engagement section of the application form to describe their supplementary project plans.

Housing Arrangements

Fulbrighters should contact the U.S. Embassy's Public Diplomacy Section or former Fulbrighters for housing recommendations in Mozambique. The U.S. Embassy will work to assist ETAs in identifying 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
Vanessa R. Toscano, Public Affairs Officer:
Hilary M. Johnson, Public Diplomacy Officer:
Gabrielle T. Kasongo, Exchanges Coordinator:
Carmen L Timane, Education Outreach and Exchanges Assistant: