You will be asked to upload several documents while applying for the teaching assistant program in Austria. Please note that you should upload each document individually as a PDF. In addition to the letters of recommendation uploaded by your references, there are five documents you will personally need to upload to successfully complete your application, each of which is discussed below.
Your curriculum vitae should include the most important information about you that is relevant to English teaching jobs in Austria. Your CV should not exceed two pages. Please do not use the Europass format; instead, create your own CV to provide comprehensive and well-structured information about yourself, your education background, work experience, study abroad experiences, extracurricular activities, social involvement, skills, etc.
Proof of German proficiency
A certificate or signed letter confirming that you have a German proficiency level of at least “intermediate mid” based on the ACTFL guidelines. Said letter can come from a German professor or department and should be on institutional letterhead. The certificate can be one issued by the Goethe-Institut or a similar institution.
Current (final) transcript
Your application to be a teaching assistant in Austria must include your current transcript if you are currently in your final year or your final transcript if you have already received your undergraduate degree. In either instance, it must be an official transcript to be accepted. Do not upload screenshots of your student account. Scanned copies of your official transcript are sufficient at the time of application.
If you are a transfer student, upload all of your transcripts as a single PDF. If you are currently a graduate student, please upload your final undergraduate transcript and your current graduate transcript as a single PDF.
If you are selected to teach English in Austrian schools, you will be required to send or, preferably, to have your registrar email an official PDF transcript to Fulbright Austria once you have received your degree.
When working on your application for teaching assistant jobs in Austria, you should view the personal statement as an opportunity to talk about yourself, your motives for applying to the USTA program, and the attributes you feel will make you an effective teaching assistant. There is, of course, no formula for this statement; simply consider what you personally think is important for application reviewers to know about you.
Previous applicants have chosen to address, amongst other things, their personal histories, family background, intellectual development, or key experiences that have affected them or led them to consider a career in education. No matter what aspects of your life you opt to emphasize, be sure to focus on the things that make you unique.
You may submit your personal statement in English or German. The statement should not exceed 1,000 words and should adhere to the following format: Arial 10 point, standard one-inch margins, 1½ spacing.
Once you have completed the entire online application, you will need to print a copy, sign it, and then upload the signed copy as a single PDF. You must complete the following sections of the application before printing it out:
Double-check that the information contained in these sections is accurate before printing, signing, and uploading the application!