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 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 NEW

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

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program in Uganda aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Uganda. It also provides a professional development opportunity for Americans to advance their teaching skills while living in Uganda.  

Uganda is a vibrant country in East Africa composed of more than 50 different ethnic groups. While not the first language of most Ugandans, English is nevertheless widely taught from a young age and considered the standard official language of communication.  ETAs will be placed in public universities or with the American Center in Kampala and work with learners on topics such as academic writing, professional use of English Language for resume writing, interviewing skills and grant writing.  

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
Fall Start

ETAs are expected to arrive in late August/early September.

Uganda’s academic school year starts in February and finishes in December. For primary/secondary institutions, academic school terms run in three terms: the first term runs from February to April, the second term from May until early August, and the third term from September to December.  Ugandan universities run two semesters each academic year.

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 2023.

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

Candidate Profile

Candidates who have a demonstrated interest in education/TEFL, cultural exchange and diplomacy, and/or African affairs, languages, culture and history are preferred. Experience in the classroom and/or with community organizations and leadership is also preferred. Candidates who are able to organize extra-curricular activities such as youth leadership sessions, English Clubs, Reading and Writing Clubs – are encouraged to apply, as well.

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
Not Required
Placement Type
  • University/Post-Secondary Institution
Placement Locations
  • Capital City
  • Regional City

English Teaching Assistants will be placed in a local public university located within the vicinity of Kampala, or in another major Ugandan city. 

Supplementary Project
Housing Arrangements

The U.S. Embassy in Kampala will work with the host institution to assist ETAs in identifying possible fully furnished accommodation for the duration of their stay. Shared accommodation with other visiting scholars or students may also be an option.

Dependent financial support is available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact