Teach For Bangladesh is looking for our country’s most promising leaders to take on the challenge of rebuilding our nation. Our admissions process is highly selective, and we normally admit less than 10% of applicants. Successful candidates typically demonstrate a proven record of academic excellence and non-academic leadership, alignment with our core values and mission, strong critical thinking skills and the ability to overcome challenges. Candidates must also be proficient in both Bangla and English, and communicate compellingly.

Eligibility Requirements: The minimum education requirement to apply for the TFB Fellowship is a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. Candidates must hold a valid Bachelor’s degree at the time of application, or expect to hold a valid Bachelor’s degree by December 31 of the year in which they are applying.

The Teach For Bangladesh Fellowship is open only to Bangladeshi nationals, dual citizens who hold a Bangladeshi passport, and foreign nationals of Bangladeshi origin who have a No Visa Required seal on their passport.

Please note: You can only apply to the Fellowship ONCE in a year. If you apply more than once for the same cohort, your application will automatically be rejected. If you would like to apply again in the following year, you must re-register.


Application Process

Registration of Interest

The first step in the application process is to fill out a quick form online, indicating your interest in the TFB Fellowship. Registration allows us to keep you up to date on application deadlines, events, and other important resources. Register your interest in the Fellowship here.

Online Application

Once you register, you will be emailed the link for the full online application. If you have any questions regarding the Fellowship or application process, please email and someone from our recruitment team will get in touch with you.

We are currently accenting applications for the 2018 Fellowship, which will commence from November 1, 2017. There are three deadlines in 2017 for applying to join the 2018 TFB Fellowship.

Deadline 1

February 22

Deadline 2

May 28

Deadline 3

September 7


Selection Process

Applicants will be notified of their application status 1-3 weeks after the online application deadline. If your application has been accepted to the second stage of the admissions process, you will be invited to sign up for a phone interview.

Phone Interview

The phone interview typically lasts 30-40 minutes, and is an opportunity for you to speak with someone from Teach For Bangladesh about your experiences and interest in the Fellowship. Be prepared to answer questions about your CV and your application.

You will be notified of your updated application status 2-10 working days after your phone interview. If your application has been accepted to the third and final stage of the admissions process, you will be invited to sign up to attend an Assessment Center.

Assessment Center

At Assessment Center, you will be asked to teach a sample lesson, participate in several group activities, complete a critical thinking test, and sit for a one-on-one interview. The Assessment Center usually takes an entire day, so we recommend planning in advance by following the instructions emailed to you along with your invitation to participate.

Candidates will be informed of their final admissions decision within 2-10 working days of their Assessment Center date. Successful candidates will have up to one week to accept their offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I apply for the Teach for Bangladesh Fellowship?

  • How are applicants selected for the Teach For Bangladesh Fellowship?

  • What does the Teach For Bangladesh Fellowship entail?

  • Why should I be a Teach for Bangladesh Fellow?

  • Why does the Teach For Bangladesh Fellowship last for two years?

  • Is it possible for a Fellow to teach for six months or one year?

  • How does my experience as a Teach For Bangladesh Fellow further my personal and professional development?

  • Does the Fellowship experience really provide me with more opportunities to enhance my career in the future?

  • Where and what will I be teaching? Can I choose?

  • What level of Bangla must I have if I am a Fellow?

  • What level of English must I have if I am a Fellow?

  • Will I be adequately trained before I start teaching?

  • How much will I be paid during the Fellowship?

  • If I can't apply for the Fellowship now, can I apply at a later date?

  • I don’t want to be a Fellow, but I want to help. What are other ways I can get involved?

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