Programs in South Africa: Professional

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program is designed for graduate students and advanced scientists looking to complete research projects abroad while teaching English as a Foreign Language. Program runs 6-12 months. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree and must not (yet) have received a doctorate. Language proficiency required.

Agencies involved: The Fulbright Institute

Key Dates: Application deadline is October 14, 2014.


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is open to students looking to conduct research abroad while teaching English as a foreign language. Program runs for 6-12 months. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree and must have not (yet) received a doctorate. Language proficiency required.

Agencies involved: The Fulbright Institute

Key Dates: Application deadline is October 14, 2014.


The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends approximately 800 scholars and professionals per year abroad, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and hold a Ph.D. or equivalent.

Agencies Involved: The Fulbright Program, United States Department of State, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

Key Dates: Application deadline is August 1, 2014.