Fulbright U.S. Student Program - English Teaching Assistantship (ETA)

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

October 06

Awarded By

Institute of International Education

Award Amount

Award amounts may vary based on the program and country the student plans to attend. Awards are typically for programs that require one academic year (8-10 months). Most grants awarded in the U.S. Student Fulbright Program are full grants and generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident coverage; tuition, in some cases; and, language or orientation courses, where appropriate.


The number of awards offered varies annually. In prior academic years, there were 981 awards provided.

Additional Information

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Program is administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. The Fulbright Program offers a variety of grant opportunities. While the specific terms of the grant may vary from country to country, the Fulbright mission, program administration, and general terms of application, eligibility, and selection are applicable to all grantees. The U.S. Student Fulbright Program is designed to give recent college/university graduates, graduate students, doctoral candidates, young professionals and artists opportunities for personal and career development and international experience. Most grantees plan their own programs. Projects may include university coursework, independent library, lab or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination. Selection is made on the basis of: academic or professional record; language preparation; feasibility of the proposed study/research/teaching assistantship project; and personal qualifications. All applicants are notified by email by Jan. 31 of the outcome of the first stage of the screening process. Recommended candidates should expect a final decision on their applications between April and June. Preference will be given to students whose higher education was undertaken primarily at educational institutions in the United States. Preference will usually be given to candidates who have not resided or studied in the country to which they are applying for more than six months. Fulbright Student Grants are available to more than 140 countries worldwide.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online from the Institute of International Education (IIE)/Fulbright Program website. Interested students should review the Fulbright-ETA Application Components and Applicat ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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