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Education & Exchanges


Learn, exchange, grow, and serve. The U.S. Department of State offers many programs for non-U.S. citizens wishing to come to the U.S. for cultural, educational, or professional exchange. These programs are augmented by local opportunities in countries around that world that allow non-U.S. citizens to explore U.S. culture and the English language.

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Cypriot Citizen Exchanges

The U.S. Embassy in Nicosia supports a variety of exchange opportunities for Cypriot citizens with the United States. For more information on the various Fulbright programs offered in Cyprus, please see the list below:

U.S. Citizen Exchanges

The U.S. Embassy in Nicosia supports a variety of exchange opportunities for American citizens to come to Cyprus through the Fulbright program.  Each year, approximately 6,000 new Fulbright grants are awarded to individuals through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Grants are given to American students, teachers, and scholars to study, teach, lecture and conduct research in more than 155 countries in the world, as well as to foreign nationals to engage in similar activities in the United States.

U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program brings U.S. faculty and professionals to Cyprus each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

U.S. Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program

The ETA program provides U.S. undergraduate or graduate students opportunities to assist in the teaching of English at local primary, high or post-secondary institutions in Cyprus. Interested U.S. applicants should visit the U.S. Fulbright Student program website for more information and instructions.

U.S. Fulbright Student Program

The U.S. Fulbright Students to Cyprus program selects up to four students to come to Cyprus on a nine- month research grant in a wide variety of fields.

U.S. Fulbright Specialist Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at academic institutions in Cyprus for a period of 2 to 6 weeks. This program allows universities, cultural centers, non-governmental organizations and other institutions in Cyprus to develop collaborative projects which host a leading U.S. academic or professional at their institution to work on diverse, short-term collaborative projects focused on education and training. These projects support critical priorities identified by the host institutions and supported by the U.S. Embassy in Cyprus.  For more information and instructions, please contact us at FulbrightCy@state.gov.

Exchange Program Alumni – Resources & Opportunities

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Join the Exchange Alumni community at https://alumni.state.gov, and open the door to a world of support, resources, and funding opportunities to help you continue your exchange experience and build on the skills you gained during your program. Through your account at https://alumni.state.gov
        • Candidates will have access to various grant opportunities through Foundation Directory Online (FDO) and Grants to Individuals (GTI).
        • You can read journals, academic journals, and articles through Gale and EBSCO’s first academic database.
        • You will meet former participants to connect to the network locally and globally.
        • You can find up-to-date information on live events, such as #MentorTalks, as well as pre-participant updates.
        • You can access US Government Entrepreneurship Resources to take your business thinking to the next level.
There are resources that can be accessed without logging in, such as the Enabling Entrepreneurs page. In addition, through our LinkedIn page, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, you can connect with us and other former participants of the exchange program and get the latest news about the former participant.