Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Norway


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15 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant Period:

10 months.

Grants will begin in August. Norwegian universities hold orientation programs in mid-August. A mandatory Fulbright orientation will be held for all grantees in August shortly after the university orientations.

Alternative project timelines are only acceptable for Ph.D. candidates who will be in Norway for less than 10 months.

 


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. Any project entailing fieldwork needs to be thoroughly thought through, and issues of feasibility should be addressed in the Statement of Grant Purpose (factors that complicate fieldwork might include language barriers, costs of travel, access to interview subjects, cultural sensitivities, etc.). Proposals are welcome from candidates in all disciplines; see special opportunities below.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


Norwegian language proficiency is not required, unless necessary for successful completion of the proposed project. Some study of Norwegian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

All applicants are required to have an affiliation in Norway. Affiliations can be with any research, educational or creative group or organization which will facilitate your project. However, all applicants, including artists, are strongly encouraged to seek affiliation with a Norwegian university or college, as this offers benefits in securing housing, student status, and work space.

An evaluation/comment on the feasibility of the proposed project from a Norwegian host or hosts is essential and should be included in the application as part of your letter(s) of affiliation. This is especially important if plans involve independent research.

Information on all Norwegian institutions of higher learning can be found at the website for The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT).

Applicants should also be aware that the Research Council of Norway has identified a number of Norwegian Centers of Excellence and Centers of Research-Based Innovation, in a variety of fields. See www.forskningsradet.no for more information.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

Students who plan to pursue a degree should not expect admission to the degree program or institution prior to applying for a Fulbright grant and therefore are not expected to include a letter of admission with their applications. However, a letter with an evaluation/comment on the feasibility of the proposed project from a Norwegian host or hosts is still required. 

All candidates based at a Norwegian institution of higher education must eventually have an official affiliation. Students who plan to pursue degrees should apply formally to the Norwegian institution before its deadline.

Norway is one of the few countries where higher education remains largely tuition-free. With the exception of a nominal enrollment fee, Fulbright students at public universities need only pay for books if they take courses.

Please know that private universities may charge substantial tuition fees. Fulbright does not adjust the stipend to cover the cost of attending a private university.


Ineligibility:

Dual U.S./Norwegian citizens are not eligible for consideration.

In addition, candidates already living in Norway are not eligible for consideration.


Note about Dependent Support:

Limited extra support for up to three dependents is provided. Be advised, however, that this sum is not sufficient to meet income requirements for family member residence permits. The grantee and/or his/her family member(s) should therefore be prepared to supplement the Fulbright grant with personal funds or proof of employment during the grant period.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


3 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Grant Period:

10 months.

The grant period begins in August and ends in June. Grantees are expected to attend a two-day orientation in Oslo in mid-late August and a separate one-day program on the Norwegian education system shortly thereafter.


Candidate Profile:

Well-qualified candidates at all graduate degree levels and all fields of study will be considered. 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 U.S.-Norway Fulbright Foundation to set up a brief online or telephone interview.

 

 


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required


Additional Information: Norwegian language proficiency is not required. Some study of Norwegian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: n/a


Graduate Degree Enrollment: n/a


Placement Type:

Grantees will be placed at a Norwegian secondary school and a local university. Each host institution will try to 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) helping students with written English; 2) providing small group tutorials; 3) serving as a resource person in conversation groups; and, 4) giving presentations related to American studies in English classes or school/civic organizations. Applicants should submit descriptions of their study and/or career interests.


Ineligibility:

Dual U.S./Norwegian citizens are not eligible for consideration.

In addition, candidates already living in Norway are not eligible for consideration.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


I am a....

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.

Artist

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.

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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.