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

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Institute of International Education

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. In prior academic years, there were 981 awards provided.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  2. Must have a conferred bachelor's degree or the equivalent before the start of the grant, and must not hold a doctoral degree. In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement. Applicants may hold a J.D. at the time of application. Doctors of Medicine may receive grants for advanced academic study, but not for internships or residencies.
  3. This award is for U.S. students.
  4. Must desire to teach English abroad. The age and academic level of students varies by country and can range from kindergarten to university level. A list of the eligible countries is available online at www.us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-grants/english-teaching-assistant-grants.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals who are planning to study abroad. Students must propose a study or research project at a country outside of the U.S. and demonstrate the academic ability and feasibility to pursue the proposed program.

Application requirements for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program – English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) are:

  • Recommendation letter
  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • Statement of Grant Purpose
  • Language eval. report
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.

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 total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $50,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, October 13, 2022

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, October 13, 2022

Applications are available online from the Institute of International Education (IIE)/Fulbright Program website. Interested students should review the Fulbright-ETA Application Components and Application Tips sections prior to beginning the online application process and should start the application process at least three months prior to the application deadline. The application procedure differs slightly for students who are currently enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities from those who are not currently enrolled in any U.S. college or university. Applicants who are currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university are required to contact their campus Fulbright Program Advisers (FPA) and to submit their applications to the campus FPA by the date set by the campus. Most campuses will have earlier deadline dates than IIE's deadline for completion of the online application and all of the required supporting documents. In addition to a complete application, students must also submit the following supplementary materials: a Statement of Grant Purpose; a language evaluation report (if applicable); academic transcripts; letters of affiliation; and a one-page personal statement. Candidates in both categories must submit the online application and all supplementary materials by the campus or IIE deadline, as appropriate. The official deadline for all applicants is 5:00 p.m. EST on Oct. 9.
About Institute of International Education:
Contact Information: Walter Jackson, Program Manager
Address: 809 United Nations Plaza New York, New York 10017-3580

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