Fulbright Interview Questions

Updated Jul 2, 2014
Updated Jul 2, 2014
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    Fulbright ETA (Indonesia) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Fulbright in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Submitted an application through my university in September. Was interviewed by my coordinator and 2 other judges. Received a favorable review and submitted my application on the website in October. Found out I was a nominated candidate and made it through the first round in mid-January. Received my acceptance letter and offer documents by early March. Left in late August.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. What is the GDP per capita in Indonesia?
      2. What is the population of Indonesia?
        View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Fulbright ETA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wooster, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wooster, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Fulbright in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    The process involves a written application, with 2 essays (a personal statement and a project proposal), 3 letters of reference, transcripts, short answers, and an on-campus interview. The written part was much more difficult than the other parts. Each university has a set number of students they can recommend after the on-campus interview. I was interviewed by professors that knew me already so I was very comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most challenging part of your study abroad?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Full Research Fellowship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 9 months - interviewed at Fulbright.

    Interview Details

    An extensive screening process required by my university, including submitting multiple drafts for editing, interviews, language evaluations, and recommendations. When my proposal was recommended States-side for Russian consideration, I was interviewed over Skype in Russian by Fulbright employee.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was very brief, mostly a language evaluation. However I was asked to describe my project and my motivations in pretty lengthy detail, which took some preparation as it was all in Russian.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    ETA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Long long process. Be patient.

    The first step was to submit the application through my university followed by university interview. When the university decides to recommend you to fulbright they then submitted to Fulbright (October). Next step... WAIT. I waited 3 months to hear I'd been recommended by the US to the country, then another 3-4 months to hear I'd been awarded the grant. Total process started in August and I was informed I received the grant late March.

    Next was a full orientation in DC in the summer, and the grant commenced in January. Talk about a long time coming...

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    n/a
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Analyst Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Fulbright in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was first interviewed by an associate on basic questions such as my past experience and why I wanted the position. Then I was interviewed on the phone again by two people, an analyst and a group director. They asked questions related to my region of expertise and tested my know and analysis of policy issues.

    Interview Questions
    • Is China's state led capitalism making the economy less efficient?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    English Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7 months - interviewed at Fulbright in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    7-month long application process, + an interview

    Interview Questions
    • All questions are pretty straightforward. They are mostly to test your language skills, and have to do with your interest in teaching, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    n/a
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santiago (Chile)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santiago (Chile)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Fulbright in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Felipe Hidalgo (head of recruitment) conducted the interview.
    asked my about myself. Experience with other languages. What did I know about Fulbright?

    Interview Questions
    • Asked about why I chose to come to Chile and how I can be of help in Fulbright   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation phase- received a stipend for lunch.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Scholar Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Competitive process

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Teaching Assistant South East Asia Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Fulbright.

    Interview Details

    I was initially interviewed by a college representative. It was very smooth. They asked me what my teaching methods would be in the classroom, my experience working with kids, and why I chose the country I did. Those were the biggest questions. I emphasized planning activities that would engage the community in learning more about English and America in general.

    Interview Questions
    • Most unexpected question was probably what my teaching methods would be.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kiev (Ukraine)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Fulbright in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was asked about research goals to study and plans for future. About English understanding and adjustment at the new place.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    It was not difficult if you are profi in your area. Check online - How to pass job interview - this is enough
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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