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International Fulbright Scholarship: Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA) 2018 – 2019



The Fulbright Scholarship program has great history – the bill was first introduced in the United States Congress by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1945. The bill was then signed into law by President Harry S. Truman in 1946 and the Fulbright Program was then created by Congress.


The Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) is a program administered by the Institute of International Education and financially supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The FLTA program is a 9 month non-degree course, with the aim of strengthening foreign languages at universities, colleges and high schools in the USA. The course also aims to help prospective teachers from around the world to fine-tune their skills, expand their English language capabilities and proficiency, and greater their knowledge about the cultures and society in the USA.

Qualified Nigerians who wish to teach Yoruba or Hausa languages and cultures in the USA to college and university students should apply.


Yoruba or Hausa languages and cultures
Non-degree course


Please ensure that you meet these minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • Nigerian nationality
  • Between 21 and 29 years old when applying
  • Reside in your home country throughout the scholarship nomination and selection process
  • Completed a university degree in Language Arts, English or combined honors
  • Fluent in the English language
  • Received a minimum TOEFL score of 79-80 (Internet based testing) or 6.0 (overall score International English Language Testing System-IELTS)
  • Qualified to teach English or currently in training to become a teacher of English
  • Demonstrate the following qualities: professionalism, maturity, integrity and dependability
  • Will return to your home country once you have completed the program of teaching English at university or secondary level



Apply online at:

You will be need to first create an account, thereafter you can proceed with your online application.
You will be required to send copies of the following supporting documentation to support your scholarship application:

  • Current Nigerian passport (photo page only)
  • 3 x reference letters (signed and stamped)
  • Full academic transcripts (see * note below)

*NB: You must request the academic office of your educational institution to send a stamped copy of your academic transcripts (in a sealed envelope), to:
The Public Affairs Section
U.S. Embassy
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central Area
Attention: Cultural Affairs Officer


30 April annually
(Applications open on 1 January each year).


For any queries, please contact:
Cultural Affairs Assistant
U.S. Consulate General

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