Fulbright U.S. Student Program


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15 Fulbright Study/Research Grants


None required, except as necessary to complete the proposed project.

Grant period:

10 months, beginning in August. Grantees are expected to attend a two-day orientation in Oslo in August.


Persons who hold dual U.S.-Norwegian citizenship will not be considered for U.S. student grants to Norway. In addition, candidates already in Norway are not eligible for Fulbright grants to Norway.

Candidate profile:

Well-qualified candidates at all graduate degree levels will be considered. Candidates must be mature, self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently without supervision. Projects can be either full-time study or a combination of independent research and advanced courses or seminars. Proposals are welcome from candidates in all disciplines; see special opportunities below.

Special opportunities:

The Research Council of Norway has identified a number of Norwegian Centres of Excellence and Centres of Research-Based Innovation, in fields such as mathematics, geohazards, petroleum research, medieval studies, ships and oceans studies, civil war studies, and more. See http://www.forskningsradet.no for more information.


Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Norwegian institution, program, or professor of their choice. An evaluation/comment on the feasibility of the proposed project from a Norwegian host is essential and should be included in the application. This is especially important if plans involve independent research. Students who plan to pursue a degree should not expect admission to the degree program or institution prior to applying for a Fulbright grant. Students who plan to pursue degrees should apply formally to the Norwegian institution before its deadline. All candidates must eventually have an official affiliation with a Norwegian institution of higher education. Information on all Norwegian institutions of higher learning can be found at the website for The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). Keep in mind that a supportive affiliation or sponsor is an essential ingredient for a successful Fulbright year abroad, and hence an important consideration when applications are assessed. The Fulbright Foundation can advise regarding the feasibility of proposed projects or study plans.


A small supplementary allowance for no more than three accompanying dependents will be provided; however, due to high living costs and Norwegian immigration requirements, candidates with accompanying dependents must also have private funds available. Please note that student housing for married students is limited and expensive, and that there may be no available student housing for families with children.

2 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships


Applicants should be of native English-speakers. No knowledge of Norwegian is required.

Grant Period:

10 months, August to June. Grantees are expected to attend a two-day orientation in Oslo in August and a separate one-day program on the Norwegian education system.

Candidate profile:

Applications are welcome from candidates at all degree levels and from all fields of study. However, preference will be given to applicants in English language and American studies, social sciences, humanities, and those who plan to pursue a career in education. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in teaching and be able to work effectively as part of a team.

Applicants who are recommended for final consideration may be contacted by the US-Norway Fulbright Foundation to set up a brief online or telephone interview.

Nature of assignment:

The grantee will be assigned to a Norwegian secondary school and a local university. Each host institution will tailor the assistantship to its English language teaching needs and to the grantee’s background, academic interests and abilities. Teaching assistant activities may include: 1) serving as a resource person in conversation groups; 2) providing small group tutorials; 3) assisting students with written English; and, 4) giving talks related to American studies in English classes or school/civic organizations. Applicants should submit descriptions of their study and/or career interests.


No dependent allowance is available.

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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.



U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.