Fulbright Scholars

The Fulbright Program has international outreach, providing exchanges between the United States and over 155 countries and territories worldwide. Currently, fifty permanent commissions support the work of the Fulbright Program on the binational level, among them the German-American Commission. Annually about 8,000 scholars, American and foreign, participate in the Fulbright exchange. Since the inception of the Fulbright Program in 1946, it has sponsored approximately 310,000 scholars. The largest and most varied of the Fulbright programs worldwide, the German-American Fulbright Program has sponsored over 45,000 Germans and Americans since its inception in 1952.                                                         

Germany offers 75 Study/Research grants, and 140 English Teaching Assistantships annually—more than any other European country.

  • The Fulbright Study/Research grant is the traditional award opportunity where a candidate designs a proposal for a specific country.
  • The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) programs place grantees in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction and to provide a native speaker presence in the classrooms. Salary: 800 EUR/month.


  • U.S. citizenship
  • A high level of academic achievement
  • for ETA: Good German proficiency (at least two years of college-level German)

Deadlines: October every year.