The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of States, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by IREX.

Fulbright TEA Program brings international teachers to the United States for a six-week program that offers academic seminars for professional development at a host university. The teachers will observe and share their expertise with teachers and students at the host university and at local primary and secondary schools.

3 grants are available for Malaysian secondary school teachers of English, English as a Foreign Language, Math, Science, and Social Studies, including Special Education teachers in those subjects

University Coursework:

Weekly Seminars: Teachers will participate in weekly seminars at their host university featuring presentations and discussions led by the university staff, faculty members, and invited educational experts. The academic seminars will focus on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and instructional technology training.

Participating teachers will be placed in groups of approximately 20 at U.S. university schools of education. U.S. host universities will be selected through a competitive process. They will be responsible for designing a specialized orientation and seminars for the teachers, and will ensure that each group has access to a variety of professional development and cultural activities. Fulbright TEA Fellows will be engaged in program related activities at least 35-40 hours per week.

U.S. School Placements:

Teachers will be placed in a U.S. secondary school during the U.S. program, where they will observe classes, co-teach, and share their expertise and information about their home countries and schools. Each Fulbright teacher will be paired with a U.S. partner educator at their assigned school to facilitate sharing of best practices between their teachers. Host university staff will identify schools and partner teachers near the university campus that are appropriate to each grantee’s teaching discipline(s).


• Be citizen of Malaysia
• Be current secondary-level, full-time teachers of English, English as a Foreign Language(EFL), math, science, or social studies, including special education teachers in those subjects at institutions serving primarily a local population are eligible for the program.
• Have earned a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
• Have completed at least five years of full-time teaching by the start of the program.
• Demonstrate a commitment to continue teaching after completion of program.
• Be proficient in written and spoken English.
• Must reside in Malaysia at the time of application.
• Have submitted a complete application.
Please note that this is an upper level university or graduate level academic program for practicing teachers. Educational administrators(such as representatives or officials of Ministry of Education) and school representatives who do not teach at least fifty percent of their time, full-time teachers, university faculty, private English Language tutors, and teachers from schools primarily serving expatriates are not eligible. Applicants must reside in the country of citizenship at the time of application and of program participation.
All candidates must have sufficient oral and written English language skills to take part in specialized seminars and give presentations in U.S. schools. Participation in the Fulbright TEA program is primarily open to teachers who are able to demonstrate English language proficiency have a minimum Toefl iBT score of 50.


Online Application here

Guide for Applicants here 
Fulbright TEA Leave Approval Letter here
Fulbright TEA Institutional Support & Reference form here 

(You are required to upload the Letter of Approval, Institutional Support Form & Reference form and your degree certificate online)
Deadline: April 20, 2018. MACEE will recruit, interview and nominate outstanding teachers for the program. An independent panel based in Washington, D.C. will determine the final selection. Participants will be notified of their selection by September 2018. .Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Tentative Interview Time: End April/Early May 2018
English Language Testing: All candidates nominated for the program must take the Toefl test. MACEE will making the testing arrangements. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please answer all questions as fully as possible.

Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program
18th Floor, Menara Yayasan Tun Razak
200 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur


2018 Fulbright-MCMC Specialist Program (Application Deadline: February 15, 2018)

The Fulbright-MCMC Specialist Program is a field-driven initiative in which Malaysian host institution conceptualize and design project of interest  in Communication field. These projects are then paired with a highly qualified U.S. academic or professional, who shares their expertise and assist with strengthening linkages between U.S. and Malaysian host institutions. Such collaborations are intended to promote and enhance knowledge, capacity building in emerging key growth areas in the communications and multimedia sector.


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FY2018-2019 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Application Deadline: December 31, 2017)


Application Period Begin: November 1, 2017
Deadline: December 31, 2017

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  It is a fully-funded scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at an assigned U.S. college or university. Participants are emerging leaders committed to their home communities.  During the Program, Global UGRAD participants challenge themselves to explore U.S. society, culture, and academic learning.  They also participate in community service and enhance their professional skills.

The application for participation in the 2018-19 academic cycle will be open November 1- December 31, 5:00pm EST.

For application information and instructions, please visit www.worldlearning.org/ugrad.


 Eligibility for the Global UGRAD Program:

  1. Applicants must be a citizen of Malaysia.
  2. Applicants must be studying in Malaysia.
  3. Scholarships will be granted to students who currently are enrolled in full-time undergraduate programs only, having completed a minimum of their first semester of study. Participants must have at least one semester or an equivalent term to complete at their home institutions upon completion of the Global UGRAD Program.
  4. Applicants should demonstrate leadership potential through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.
  5. Applicants must demonstrate a command of written and spoken English. The TOEFL exam will be required of those selected as finalists or alternates. 
  6. Preference will be given to those who have had little or NO experience in the U.S. or outside of their home countries.
  7. Applicants must be committed to return directly to their home country after the completion of the program.
  8. Applicants are over 18 years of age.


Individuals in the following circumstances are not eligible for the Global UGRAD Program:

  1. U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States;
  2. Individuals currently studying, residing, or working outside of their home country;
  3. Local employees of the U.S. missions abroad who work for the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); employees are also ineligible for one year following the termination of employment;
  4. Immediate family members (i.e. spouses and children) of U.S. Department of State and USAID employees; family members are also ineligible for one year following the termination of employment;
  5. Current World Learning employees and their immediate family members.


For more information:



For inquiries,  please call or e-mail at kalis@macee.org.my


Ugrad 2018

Programs at MACEE


MACEE administers Fulbright and non-Fulbright Programs for both Americans to Malaysia and Malaysians to the US.
Grants for American citizens include Fulbright Scholar, Student Research, and Specialist Program. For the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant ETA Program, please click HERE. Application for American grants are typically done via Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) or the Institute of International Education (IIE). The initial application does not go through MACEE. For more information about American grants, please click on the GRANTS FOR AMERICANS tab located in the right column. You may contact Ms Meena Ponnusamy at macee@macee.org.my for details about American Fulbright grants.

The application for grants for Malaysian citizen are administered by MACEE. The Fulbright grants available for Malaysians are Graduate Study & Research, Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, Scholar &Professional Exchanges. Non-Fulbright grants available are Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship, International Leaders in Education & Global Undergraduate Exchange Program. If you have any questions regarding Malaysian grants, you may contact Ms Kalis Subramaniam at kalis@macee.org.my. You may find the Malaysian grants below: