The Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America, Belgium and Luxembourg, located in the Royal Library of Belgium in downtown Brussels, administers the Fulbright Program for Belgium, Luxembourg, and the European Union, and runs an EducationUSA Advising Center.
The Commission administers several Fulbright Scholarship Programs for citizens of Belgium and Luxembourg. Grants are available for graduate study, (pre-)doctoral research and post-doctoral research or university lecturing in the United States. Fulbright awards fund Belgian and Luxembourgish citizens to study, research, or lecture at an accredited U.S. institution for a period between three months and one year. Grants are available for study and research in all fields of study, with additional Partner Awards available for study and research in specific fields (e.g., law, STEM). Special programs for language teaching assistants (Dutch, French and German) and secondary school teachers of English also exist. U.S. citizens seeking Fulbright grants for study or research in Belgium or Luxembourg can also obtain information from the Commission. Please see Grants for American Citizens.
The Commission in Brussels also administers the Fulbright-Schuman Program. The program, co-financed by the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission and the U.S. State Department, funds graduate and post-graduate study, research, and lecture proposals in the field of U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions for interested American and EU citizens. Through this program, American professors and advanced graduate students may travel to EU Member States for study or research on topics relating to EU affairs or US-EU relations. Academics, professionals and policy makers from European Union member states may pursue similar courses of study, research, or lecturing at American colleges and universities. This is the only Fulbright program at the Brussels Commission that is open to citizens of all EU member states. Please see the website of the Fulbright-Schuman Program for more information.
EDUCATIONUSA ADVISING CENTER
The Commission’s Advising Center is part of EducationUSA, a global network of more than 450 information centers throughout the world. Our Advising Center offers information about undergraduate and graduate level studies, professional programs and intensive English courses. In addition to maintaining a large collection of materials from U.S. institutions, we also produce guide books that help prospective students understand the American higher education system, admissions requirements, application procedures and financial aid options. To assist students with their preparations, we supply registration bulletins and practice materials for standardized tests, as well as reference books and writing guides for college applications. The Commission’s Advising Center is open to individuals of all nationalities who are living or working in the European community. For opening hours and a complete list of services, please visit the EducationUSA Advising Center page.
Brussels College Night is an initiative of the Fulbright Commission’s EducationUSA Advising Center. The primary purpose of Brussels College Night is to help secondary school students and families learn about higher education opportunities in the United States. For more information about the event, please visit www.brusselscollegenight.be.
VOLUNTEER AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Are you interested in interning at the Fulbright Commission? The Fulbright Commission offers a select number of internships for students, including part-time and full-time internships, throughout the year. Interns work on projects ranging from educational advising and program administration to event management and social media/communications; prospective interns are encouraged to visit our YouTube channel, which features interviews with previous interns. For volunteer and internship opportunities at the Fulbright Commission, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume and cover letter.
Knowledgeable about higher education or international relations? Passionate about international education and cultural exchange? Interested in working in a fast-paced, multicultural office in the heart of Brussels? Apply to work at the Fulbright Commission in Brussels!
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