English Teaching Assistantships

For academic year 2025-2026

40 ETA awards co-sponsored by the Regional Government of Galicia.

33 ETA awards co-sponsored by the Regional Government of the Canary Islands.

30 ETA awards co-sponsored by the Regional Government of Madrid.

27 ETA wards co-sponsored by the Regional Government of La Rioja.

14 ETA awards co-sponsored by the Regional Government of Asturias.

6 ETA awards co-sponsored by the Universidad Camilo José Cela (UCJC) in Madrid.

5 ETA awards co-sponsored by the Universidad de Málaga (UMA).

4 ETA awards co-sponsored by IE University, with campuses in Madrid and Segovia.

3 ETA awards co-sponsored by the Universidad de la Laguna in Tenerife (Canary Islands).

3 ETA awards co-sponsored by the U.S. Embassy for placements in American Spaces.

3 Other Spain ETA awards co-sponsored by private and/or public institutions in different locations throughout Spain.


English Teaching Assistants assist teaching staff at the early childhood, primary, secondary and/or university level for up to 16 hours per week, with an additional two hours for planning & coordination meetings. Responsibilities include assistant-teaching, in English, subjects such as social studies, science and technology, art, physical education, English language. Other activities include directing conversation groups, in some cases, with school staff, and leading special programs such as Global Classrooms (Model UN) and Speak Truth to Power (STTP). ETAs are also expected to actively engage with their surrounding community. 

According to Spanish law, English Teaching Assistants must always be accompanied in the classroom by a Spanish teacher and are not allowed to take on full teaching responsibility. Nevertheless, it is strongly recommended that applicants have some formal teaching practice and experience developing classroom resources, as only limited teaching training will be provided upon arrival and during the grant period: this is not a teacher training program. Candidates are expected to be able to prepare their own teaching materials; interact positively with students, teachers, and administrative personnel at their schools; and to demonstrate initiative in the classroom. ETAs will be expected to be available for classes held in the morning, afternoon, and/or evening, depending on each institution's individual needs.

Deadline for submission
of applications
From Apr 2, 2024 to Oct 8, 2024
​Open to all fields of study.
​United States citizenship. Depending on the placement, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, or in the last year of studies at the time of application.

Initiative and flexibility to serve as a Teaching Assistant in English and other classes. Teaching and/or tutoring experience is recommended but not required.

Candidates with dual U.S./Spanish citizenship are not eligible for a Fulbright grant to Spain.

Candidates may not reside in Spain at the time of application or during the academic year prior to the grant. Study abroad as part of undergraduate studies is not considered residency in Spain.

Please check the Institute of International Education (IIE: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants)

​Check the Institute of International Education (IIE) website: 

Grant Duration
​Nine months.
Grant Period
​September 15, 2025 - June 14, 2026. Attendance at the in-country orientation during the second week of September 2025 is mandatory.
Grant Benefits
Travel allowance and monthly maintenance vary according to the cost of life in each Spanish region. All grantees also receive a relocation allowance, project allowance, and a health benefit plan up to $100,000 per accident or sickness. 

Award benefits allow grantees to live comfortably in Spain.
Please check the IIE official website at:


Additional Information
​Official announcement and application available on the IIE website: 

The main contact during the application process is IIE: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/contact-us.