Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant program



2021-2022 Academic Year

Program Purpose

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA) helps U.S. universities strengthen Kazakh language instruction, while providing current or future teachers of English in Kazakhstan the opportunity to refine their skills, increase their English-language proficiency, and extend their knowledge of U.S. society and culture.


The Fulbright FLTA program is a nine-month, non-degree program. FLTA participants will help strengthen Kazakh language instruction at a U.S. university or college and also interact with their host communities in conversation groups, extracurricular activities, and community outreach projects.


All FLTA participants will receive a monthly stipend, accident and sickness coverage, and travel support. U.S. host universities will provide tuition waivers to support the required coursework.


  • Applicants must be citizens of Kazakhstan and reside in Kazakhstan.
  • Applicants must be teachers of English or in training to become teachers of English.
  • Applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree by July 2020.

Selection criteria

  • Applicants must be native speakers of Kazakh
  • Applicants must be fluent in English
  • Applicants must demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity, and professionalism
  • Applicants must reside in Kazakhstan throughout the nomination and selection process

The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan will make nominations, which will be reviewed in the United States by an independent review committee. The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has final approval of nominees.

Application Details

The application deadline is June 20, 2020.

Candidates can access the on-line application at https://apply.iie.org/flta2021/.