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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. 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, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, 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.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.

Artist

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. 

FPA

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 CIES.

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 or Student Program.

Rwanda

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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program in Rwanda aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Rwanda. Applicants selected for this award will conduct independent academic research at a host institution of their choice in Rwanda. 

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Fulbright grants will begin between September 2022 and March 2023, subject to the approval of the U.S. Embassy in Kigali and confirmation of the host institution. Grantees are welcome to negotiate with their hosts the grant period that is most convenient.

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As a condition of their grants, all grantees may be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2022.

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Additional Information: Kinyarwanda or French may be useful for certain projects.

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It is the applicant's responsibility to secure affiliation with an educational or research institution. It is strongly recommended that applicants identify appropriate host institutions for their projects and that they include affiliation letters with their Fulbright applications. Obtaining research clearance from the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) is nearly impossible if the grantee does not have affiliation with a local research institution. Affiliation is also needed for obtaining the long-term visa required of foreign researchers in Rwanda. 

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Educational and research institutions do not currently charge fees for affiliation, but it is the Fulbright grantee's responsibility to double-check this with their selected host institutions.

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Information on visas is available on the Rwanda Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration website. The National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) issues research permits. It is important to note that a long-term stay visa will not be approved for students who do not have a research permit. Detailed information on the research permit application is available here.

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Open Study/Research Award
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The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program in Rwanda aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Rwanda. Candidates selected for this award will assist with English language programming at a selected host institution as outlined in the nature of assignment.

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The academic year usually begins in September/October 2022 and ends in May/June 2023, but some universities start earlier than others do.

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

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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 will be considered. 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.

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English is sufficient. Knowledge of French or Kinyarwanda can be helpful.

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The U.S. Embassy will work with host institutions to assist ETAs in identifying and securing housing. 

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Placement will be made by the U.S. Embassy at technical colleges, universities, and/or other educational institutions.

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Approximately 20 hours per week assisting university professors in their classrooms, plus requisite class preparation time and school-related activities, will be required. ETAs may assist with: developing communication modules; training academic and administrative staff; and assisting lecturers with their research, lesson plans, and course presentations to improve the English for academic reading and writing skills of university undergraduates for whom English is both a second language and the medium of instruction at school. ETAs will be assigned as language-learning assistants, but may be asked to be responsible for teaching entire courses. Occasionally, the U.S. Embassy may invite ETAs to participate in English program activities. 

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Information on visas and work permits is available on the website linked here. The U.S. Embassy supports approved grantees in the visa application process.

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Both capital and secondary cities will be considered for placement. Fulbright ETAs are rarely placed in rural areas.

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English Teaching Assistant Award