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The Fulbright-FLTA Program for Filipino Citizens, 2020

Funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State, the FLTA Program is a full scholarship program for early-career (not more than seven years of teaching experience) English-language teachers to work as Filipino-language teaching assistants at the U.S.

During the program year, the participant will have the opportunity to take classes on teaching methodology and other topics, such as American studies. The participant is also expected to participate in university programs and to share the Filipino culture with their colleagues and students.

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  • Course Level: This is a nine-month non-degree program.
  • Study Subject(s): Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTA) Program.


  • Filipino citizens.
  • Must be teachers of English, or in training to become teachers of English, based outside of Metro Manila.
  • Must be residing in the Philippines throughout the nomination and selection process.
  • Must possess the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree with a good academic record; Master’s degrees are highly desirable at many institutions.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory. A score of no less than 90 (iBT) on the TOEFL is required.
  • Must be able to demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity and professionalism.
  • Should be energetic, early career educators capable of succeeding in the dual role of being a teaching assistant and a student.
  • Must return to the Philippines upon completion of the nine-month program.
  • Must be no younger than 23 and no older than 29 years of age at the time of application. The FLTA Program does not provide J-2 sponsorship for dependents

How to Apply

How to Apply: All interested applicants are required to complete the online application.

  • An official or certified transcript of records from all colleges/universities attended
  • A certified true copy of diploma
  • Three letters of reference
  • Letter of Institutional Support (should come from the University Head/Chancellor/University President/VP for Academic Affairs) printed on official school letterhead – this letter should state that the university is aware of and supports your participation in the Fulbright FLTA program.
  • Supplemental forms
  • Copy of passport
  • TOEFL or IELTS score report

Application deadline: Applications will open in April 2020.

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